If there were ever any doubt that Killington wouldn’t make its annual push to remain as the last ski resort standing in New England, recent photos taken from the Superstar Express would suggest otherwise.
The Vermont resort spent much of March putting layer upon layer of snow onto Superstar, the storied trail that welcomes spring skiers to its slope for as long as it will last.
“Roughly 100 guns continue to add to the Superstar Glacier to carry us well into the spring, and will keep on going until Mother Nature says otherwise,” the resort posted on social media.
Killington was making so much snow that the Superstar surface started to creep ever so closer upward to the lift above.
It seems a safe bet then that Killington will be skiing and riding into May. Whether anybody else will also make that their goal remains to be seen.
Resorts scheduled to close after this weekend include Bolton Valley, Burke, Smugglers’ Notch, Waterville Valley, Bretton Woods, Cannon, and Wildcat. Those going one more week, until April 17, include Saddleback (April 16), Loon, Stowe, Stratton, and Okemo.
Then, it will be down to Mount Snow, Sugarbush, Jay Peak, Killington, Sunday River, and Sugarloaf.
Mount Snow and Sunday River are slated to close on April 24. Sugarbush and Sugarloaf are both hoping to make May 1. Only the Jay Peak and Killington closing dates are listed as ‘TBD.’ Jay skis and rides daily until April 24; Killington until May.
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