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spring skiing in vt?

post #1 of 6
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hey guys,

i need some suggestions of good places in vt to go spring skiing?


i usually goto k-ton, but i think there cheaping out on the snowmaking since the sale. i have seen zero snow guns working for a month!!!
prob an early close for kton.
post #2 of 6
I can't imagine that anybody has run a snowgun in New England in the past month. There have been at least three epic blizzards in the past month.

What do you consider spring skiing? There was another thread here someplace asking about the best places in New England for April skiing. The consensus was Sugarloaf, but that's in Maine. Killington, Jay or anywhere in the Mad River Valley should be epic in April.
post #3 of 6
In their glory days, Killington ran the guns on one trail anytime it was cold enough, in order to stockpile snow. It used to be downdraft, then once they put in the superstar chair, it was superstar.

This was in contrast to other "rational" areas that only ran the guns when they were needed for the short term, and they weren't expecting melting temperatures.

A big part of what made Sunday River big was imitating the K snowmaking strategy.

It'll be interesting to see what all the new owners do.
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In their glory days, Killington ran the guns on one trail anytime it was cold enough, in order to stockpile snow. It used to be downdraft, then once they put in the superstar chair, it was superstar.

This was in contrast to other "rational" areas that only ran the guns when they were needed for the short term, and they weren't expecting melting temperatures.

A big part of what made Sunday River big was imitating the K snowmaking strategy.

It'll be interesting to see what all the new owners do.
Yep, worth noting that it was all over their trail map and advertisements. Longest season in the east, Oct. - June. King of spring
It was a big part of their marketing, seems to me like it was working well, but what do I know?
post #5 of 6
We're shooting for Jay Wed. Sunny, calm winds, 32 deg. at the base. They have had almost 4 feet since it started on Friday with another shot of snow coming in now. That's going to be the last day with winter-like conditions for the foreseeable future. Starting Thursday temps in the 40's and 50's. Then the Spring skiing will return. It will take a while for Jay's glades to settle again but with this much snow in the woods the corn skiing is going to be fantastic.
post #6 of 6
You can't go wrong anywhere from central to northern Vermont. A couple of notables with rough snow drops since Friday:
Jay Peak 4'
Sugarbush 3'
Stowe 3'
there is going to be some great spring skiing this year and we really lucked out this past week. Most places don't blow snow after february vacation.

Heading up to Jay this weekend.
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