The Fall Line: April Snow Showers
April Snow Showers…
Well, folks, it looks like spring has decided to be just as fickle as winter. While unseasonably warm weather spurred early ground growth in March, it didn’t take long for a good old polar vortex to swoop in a put a stop to it with a healthy dose of snow. The four remaining resorts open this week received 5-9 inches of snow and more is expected to fall on Friday, as Thursday evening’s rain turns into snow overnight. The weekend is calling for wintry temps and conditions and we’re looking at more snowfall possible on Monday and Tuesday at higher elevations. Keep those boards out, because we got snow to ski!
Jay Peak, Stowe, Sugarbush and Killington will be open through the weekend for skiing and riding, with closing dates still TBD, but pushing for late April or early May. Stratton will reopen for the weekend to host a hot music event (read on for more deets).
Ready for sun and soft bumps? Mother Nature may be teeing up some great spring skiing weather for the April 16th weekend with highs in the 50’s, so wax the boards next week and have the suntan lotion ready.
Making sweet soft turns at Jay Peak on Thursday, April 7th
High Fives for Pond Skimming and Parties, Bumps and Beers
More great spring skiing and riding events are on the calendar this weekend. Don’t miss this pond skimming at Stowe Mountain Resort on Saturday, benefitting the High Fives Foundation. Enter to win Ski Vermont swag at the event or head to the pre-party on Friday night at Docs Ponds on Mountain Road, from 6-10pm. Pay $20 at the door to receive a custom mug, raffle ticket, and your “inaugural” beer of the night.
Stowe Pond Skim benefiting the High Fives Foundation
The infamous Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge will take place at Killington this weekend, on Saturday. Whether there for the competition or the party, neither will likely fail to entertain you. Find past footage, location details, and links to the “party area” map on their Facebook page.
Stratton reopen Friday, April 8 through Sunday, April 10 for the party of the season. The Minus Zero Festival, will round out winter there with over a dozen artists, including Kaskade and deadmau5 on April 9-10.
Jay Peak will host the Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge finals on Saturday and Sugarbush is prepping for a big event the following Saturday.
We’re Full of It
In case you missed it, we showed everyone just how full of it we really are on Friday, April 1. Check out our video announcing the new cloud seeding technique we’ve been developing with Department of Agriculture. It’ll be a good distraction if you’re stuck at the desk missing the fresh snow Friday morning.