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Snowy Spring Send-Off: The Fall Line, 4/17/15

Soft Spring Bumps at Jay Peak This Week
 
Corn Snow Send Off
The long awaited spring corn snow harvest is upon us and the conditions are ripe for the picking. Eight Vermont resorts are still spinning lifts as we enjoy warm bluebird days on the slopes. Plenty of soft, bottomless snowpack is the cherry on top of an epic ski and ride season. It’s a sweet treat to shed layers and swap goggles and puffy coats for sunglasses and t-shirts. Grab your sunscreen, step into your best jorts, and enjoy the hero snow. Conditions can change rapidly this time of year, so be sure to get the latest update at skivermont.com/conditions.
 
See you on the slopes! 
 
Vermont Takes the Cake as Snowiest State
Unless you’ve been hibernating all winter, you know it felt like we had a record breaking winter but as of April 13th, we know that Vermont received more snow than any other resort in the lower 48. Jay Peak Resort takes the cake for most snow fall this year, with 357 inches as of Monday. The US National Weather Service snow stake, located at the top of Mount Mansfield – Vermont’s tallest peak and home of Stowe Mountain Resort – measured a record 7.5 feet. Vermont’s average snowfall across the state this season topped out at 240 inches and, thanks to the extended winter weather we saw through March, has stayed put long enough to soften up this week for spring skiing and riding conditions that are just as playful as the powder we frolicked in all season.
 

 
Mad River GlenMount Snow ResortSmugglers’ Notch Resort and Stowe Mountain Resortwill be running lifts through this weekend so be sure to ride them while you can. Okemo Mountain Resort will tack on another weekend of lift service next weekend, weather permitting, and Sugarbush Resort and Jay Peak Resort will keep the party going into May.Killington Resort’s base depth is still currently around 25 feet thanks to almost 200 inches of natural snow and state of the art snowmaking and plans to remain open into June. For more information on Vermont’s record snowfall visit skivermont.com and for the latest conditions updates check out the up to the minute conditions report.
 
 
See You Next Season
This is the last regularly scheduled Fall Line newsletter for the 2014/15 ski and snowboard season and it’s been a pleasure sharing the latest and greatest news and updates (and sweet turns on the slopes) with you throughout the season. Be on the lookout for periodic summer updates once our hard working resorts take a well-deserved siesta then reopen for summer events and activities. If you want to get a jump start on summer planning, check outskivermont.com/events for upcoming activities at resorts in the Green Mountain State. Enjoy the defrost and we’ll see you back here soon for more fun in the sun.

Cheers!
-Ski Vermont
 
 
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