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Extended Season is sNOw April Fool's Joke: The Fall Line, 4/2/15

Four inches of fresh snow fell at Stowe Mountain Resort this Tuesday

Flakes are Flying
Jokes resounded across Vermont yesterday, but this is not one of them.

This week at Vermont resorts skiers and riders found both bluebird sunny days and snowfall, often on the same day. Resorts reported up to 9” of new snow this week and, as the ear to ear grins and fresh goggle tans confirm, lots of sunny skies. Temperatures have stayed cold even through the sun’s strong rays, so the snow has stayed dry.

This week should mark one of our first truly spring ski days as temperatures elevate to 60 degrees with sunshine on Friday. Make sure you enjoy it before another arctic blast settles upon the region. A series of arctic storms is slated to come through this weekend bringing with it another 5" to 10” of snow on Saturday and 5” more on Sunday. Right behind a warm front moving in on Monday afternoon, yet another storm will leave behind even more snow.

Winter is absolutely not over in Vermont and neither is the skiing and riding. Twelve resorts are still going strong and reporting their conditions to us each day and 15 will be open this weekend. Take a look at the conditions report and you’ll see most of them are still 100% open. Take that, Spring! 

 
Open Sesame
With all the good news in this week’s weather forecast, closing dates are downright sneaking up on us and it’s hard to keep in mind that the calendar says we are now into April. Resorts have already pushed back closing dates and extended their season, but a few closing dates are upon us this weekend so make sure to visit these mountains before it’s too late:

Quechee Ski Area may reopen this weekend for one last hurrah! Pico Mountain, Q Burke Mountain Resort and Mount Ellen at Sugarbush Resort will also close end of day on Sunday, April 5th.
 
Upcoming anticipated closing dates (be sure to plan accordingly so you don’t miss out and keep in mind some of these resorts will have limited or no operations mid-week):

Sunday, April 12th – Bromley Mountain, Bolton Valley, Mad River Glen (may stay open till the 19th, weather permitting, fingers crossed), Magic Mountain, Stratton Mountain Resort and Rikert Nordic Center
TBD – Mount Snow Resort (mid-April)
Sunday, April 19th – Smugglers’ Notch Resort and Stowe Mountain Resort
Sunday, April 26th – Okemo Mountain Resort
Sunday, May 3rd – Lincoln Peak at Sugarbush Resort
Sunday, May 10th – Jay Peak Resort
TBD – Killington Resort (May/June)

 
Who's Counting, Anyway? We Are!
According to the schedule above, we have at least 38 more days left in the season to ski and snowboard at Vermont resorts. That’s more than enough time to earn great prizes from Ski Vermont when you Check In to Win while on the slopes. Vermont shredders have already earned over 3,600 medals this season by logging their ski and ride days on the Trace Snow app. When you do, you’re eligible to win great prizes from our friends at Rossignol, Burton, Darn Tough, Cabot Cheese, Long Trail, Woodchuck Cider and Vermont Spirits.

There’s also still time to enter the Vermont Most Vertical Challenge, which runs through the end of April. Log all your vertical this season for a chance to win a two night ski and stay package for two good for next season at a Vermont resort.

For more info on either contest visit skivermont.com/checkin.
 

 

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