Your options may be dwindling, but there are still a handful of spots in New England where the lifts will be running during this final weekend of April.
Sugarloaf, Sugarbush, Jay Peak, and Killington will all offer skiing and riding on the doorstep into May.
In Maine, Sugarloaf plans to run the SuperQuad and Skyline lifts through this weekend. As of Thursday, the resort still had 71 trails open. The mountain also saw about three inches of snow atop the summit Wednesday night, bringing the total snowfall for the 2021-22 season to over 100 inches.
Meanwhile, in Vermont, Sugarbush, which had already planned to open this weekend, is also adding a bonus day on Friday, when the resort will run the Valley House Quad lift, leading to a freshly-groomed Stein’s Run and Coffee Run. Valley House will also run over the “Last Weekend Luau, which will feature island-themed fun, food, and live music to send off the ski season.
Jay Peak, now closed midweek, will be running Stateside Saturday and Sunday, with no promises this will be the final weekend. As of last week, Jay still had close to 100 percent of its terrain open. If snow conditions warrant, the resort will re-open for the weekend of May 7-8.
Then there’s Killington, where the Superstar Glacier shows no signs of diminishing any time soon. The resort even picked up four inches of snow Wednesday. Superstar Express Quad and Snowdon Six Express are still running, while Ramshead Express Quad and Peace Park will come back online for an encore weekend beginning Friday.
As of Thursday, Killington still had 21 trails open. Following this weekend, the resort will run the lifts weekends (Friday-Sunday) “until the Superstar Glacier melts out.”
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