The Fall Line: Spring Ahead
Harvesting corn at Killington Resort this week
Warmer Temps, Longer Days and Corn Snow
We see signs all around that spring is upon us here in Vermont. Sap is running and sugarmakers are turning it into Vermont’s golden product: maple syrup. We set our clocks ahead on Saturday night and will awake to the chirping of birds. Cruise through our resorts’ social media sites and websites you will find phrases like, “spring-like turns,” and “temps in the 40s today will make for some great spring skiing,” “We've got 38 miles of soft snow, and terrain for beginners to the most advanced; plus, it’s not every day you get to hit the slopes in tee shirts and sunglasses - don't miss out.” Oh yeah, and, “ski and ride for the rest of the season for free.” Wait, what? FREE? Yes, many resorts are offering new pass holders free reign for the rest of the season. Find your resort here: http://bit.ly/1LUemgr.
Snowmaking Proves Invaluable
The importance of snowmaking for our resorts this season can’t be overstated, and resort upgrades to snowmaking equipment make more snow with less power and less water, an all-around win for the environment, skiers, riders and the bottom line. The podcast, Wintry Mix, sheds some light on the subject in episode 20 of the podcast with John McMurry from Efficiency Vermont. Efficiency Vermont worked with a number of our resorts to upgrade snowmaking systems last summer, and the rewards have paid off this year.
Too Many Events to Count
Skiers and riders rejoice about longer days, soft snow and goggle tans, and Vermont resorts offer plenty of ways to get out there and enjoy the springtime weather. For the big kids we have women’s clinics, races, parties, and live music with a cold beer. Resorts also have more family friendly options like groomer rides, games, magic shows and more. There are so many events coming up that we just don’t have room to list them all here, so for all of our upcoming events check out our events listing. The only problem is deciding which ones to attend!
There are many more blue skies and good times on the horizon