This weekend will mark the season’s last call for a healthy portion of ski areas in New England.
While some places (Killington, Loon, Sunday River) have spent stretches of March actually making snow in anticipation of running things another month, there are plenty of others scheduled to offer their final turns this weekend. Some spots (Berkshire East, Cranmore, Black Mountain, Magic Mountain) have already closed up shop for the summer.
So, while the likes of Sugarloaf, Jay Peak (10 inches of snow last weekend was a nice boost), and Killington will all vie for the honor of being the last resort open in the East, this weekend will be your final chance to tackle the likes of Middlebury Snow Bowl, Attitash, and Wachusett.
It was a frustrating, but not disastrous, weather season for skiers and riders, but according to this annual closing thread put together by MadPatSki, 45 ski areas will be open during the first weekend of April in the Eastern U.S. Last year, there were 40.
Alas, joining Middlebury, Attitash, and Wachusett (April 2) closing this weekend are Bromley, Gunstock, Mount Sunapee, Ragged, Waterville Valley, Black Mountain of Maine, and Shawnee Peak. Those resorts scheduled to last one more weekend, closing on April 10, include Bolton Valley, Burke Mountain, Smugglers’ Notch, Bretton Woods, Wildcat, and Cannon.
Get it while you can. Because the opportunities are dwindling.
Eric Wilbur can be reached at [email protected].