Spring Fling! Spring Events!
The 2018-19 ski and ride season is coming to an end and Vermont ski areas are going out in style. On April 13 and 14, Mount Snow, Okemo, and Stratton had beautiful conditions to close out the ski and ride season. For those still looking to slide on snow, these mountains will be open the weekend of April 20-21. Stay up to date with weekly updates on closing dates at SkiVermont.com/spring.
Mad River Glen
Wednesday, April 17 will be Mad River Glen's 135th day of operation this season, tying the record for the longest season in MRG's history since 2007-08. The skier owned mountain aims to break this record over the weekend. Eric Friedman, marketing director at MRG said, "I think it's really gratifying. And I think and it's a testitmate to the co-op and to our skiers." The ski area also hosted its first official pond skim on Saturday, April 13.
The great thing about Killington is that we stay open long after the rest of the resorts shut down their lifts – we keep the party going into summer. In fact, our mountain biking opens while we’re still skiing – golf course too! You could potentially have a tri-sport weekend if Mother Nature does her thing.
“There’s a reason The King of Spring calls Killington home. We’re known for soft turns, long days of sunshine and weekends packed with events and live music,” says Mike Solimano, president and general manager of Killington Resort. “We pride ourselves on hosting the longest season in the East and hope to stretch this season beyond Memorial Day on Superstar’s World Cup base while enjoying some friendly competition at events like the Hibernation Park Jam on March 30, Killington Triathlon and May Day Slalom.”
Since we never really know our closing weekend until days before, we do something more “beastly”. We pack every weekend in the spring with an event that’s sure to satisfy our guests need for soft turns and goggle tans. We call it the NOR’BEASTER Spring Events List. Here’s what’s left so far:
April 20: Dazed & Defrosted – Truly a celebration of spring complete with soft bumps, cold brews, on-snow demos, and great live music.
April 27: Killington Triathlon
May 1: May Day Slalom
Memorial Day Weekend at Killington is expected to feature prime late-spring skiing and riding, plus the kickoff of summer operations including the Killington Golf Course, Adventure Center and Mountain Bike Park.
Lodging deal – available until April 21: https://www.killington.com/plan-your-trip/lodging-vacation-packages/vacation-packages/ski-stay
In case you’re not familiar with The King of Spring, this blog says it all: https://www.killington.com/culture/social-blog/insider-blog/the-king-of-spring
Smugglers' Notch Resort
Smugglers' Notch has decided to close for the season.
Stowe Mountain Resort
April 21: Stowe Closing Day Happenings - On the final day of the ski and ride season, Stowe Mountain Resort will host its annual ‘Mountaintop Easter Sunrise Service.’ Join fellow early risers atop Mt. Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak, for a non-denominational Easter Sunrise Service provided by the Stowe Community Church. A complimentary Mountain Gondola ride will operate from 4:30am – 5:30am to transport the public to the service (weather permitting). Bring your ski & ride gear for first tracks or ride the Gondola back down to the base. Later in the day Join us as we celebrate the record-breaking snow year with a DJ party, sunshine, snow and tailgating.
May 5: Cinco de Mayo Celebration - We'll have margarita specials and Texican food specials out of Castlerock Pub. We'll also be hosting live music and cornhole out in the courtyard.
Jay Peak Resort
Pond Skimming - Come get wet & wild at our annual Pond Skim; costume are encouraged. Followed by the Pump House Beach Party
Pump House Beach Party - Bust out the sandals and sunblock and head over to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark to ring in the spring ski/ride season.
Check out all of Jay Peak's spring events at JayPeakResort.com
Find the full list of closing dates at SkiVermont.com/closing-dates.