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The Fall Line: Out with March Lions & Lambs in with April Fools

Surprise powder day at Stowe on Tuesday. More rad images here.

Weather Patterns: Lion, lamb, lion, lamb, lion…

Like a broken record, we’re here to report crazy roller coaster weather. Again.

If you’re lucky and/or a die-hard you might have enjoyed some of the sweet snow that blessed our slopes midweek. Monday rain turned to pow in the mountains and resorts saw several inches of snow on Tuesday and Wednesday. More up and down weather is in the forecast as we work through warm temperatures going into April, but a polar vortex (yes, an April polar vortex) will descend upon us once more bringing some spring snow early next week. Enjoy this mixed weather report from our friends at Ski The East and to keep up with open resorts and conditions, you know to go to skivermont.com.

Cloud Seeding Fools

Eight Vermont resorts will be open the first weekend of April and a handful of them plan to stay open through most of the month. As everyone knows, this season has seen sparse overall natural snowfall and Vermont resorts have relied heavily on their stellar snowmaking systems, with great success. Always pushing the envelope, the Vermont ski industry will announce new cloud seeding technology that can enhance natural snowfall around resorts. Stay tuned to our YouTube channel or Facebook page for the exciting reveal on Friday morning.

Wet Hot American Winter

What could be better than skimming ponds and drinking beer just before wildly changing temperatures settle back into winter mode? While we don’t encourage doing both at the same time there are plenty of ways to indulge in one or the other this weekend.

Ski Vermont’s Specialty Food Tour will be setting up at Okemo’s Jackson Gore base area with Long Trail Brewing in tow as Okemo bids adieu to the 2015/16 season with the Hops on the Snow. The food tasting and brewfest will both take place on site on Saturday April 2nd.

Mount Snow Resort is also closing up shop after this weekend and will go out with a bang. The 8th Annual Winter Brewers Festival on Saturday features beers and ciders from more than 30 different breweries, live music, and spring skiing.

Also on Saturday, Sugarbush Resort hosts its annual Rite of Spring Pond Skimming Contest, the oldest continually running pond skimming event in the country. Spectators are encouraged to come out and cheer on participants at the bottom of Spring Fling beginning at noon. Further north, Smugglers’ Notch will be hosting their fourth annual pond skimming competition, same day, same time.

Looking for warmer waters? Stay hot with Jay Peak’s Annual Beach Party at the Pump House waterpark and try to win a logo'd Cape Cod Beach Chair for summer endeavors.

Also this weekend, Killington is sending their parks out in style with the Nor’Beaster: Hibernation Shred Session on Saturday and Stowe is putting on a favorite race, the Sugar Slalom, all weekend.  

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