Snow guns are turned back on at Sugarloaf, Sunday River and Loon—because spring skiing should be a right, not a privilege.
SKI Mag’s East Coast staff needed to squeeze in a trip to Sugarloaf before the lifts close this spring. Running out of both time and snow, we were nervous, but thanks to an unprecedented initiative by Boyne Resorts’ three New England resorts, we’re in luck.
Michigan-based Boyne announced last week that it had turned the snow guns back on for a late-season burst that ensures good spring conditions at Sugarloaf, Sunday River and Loon Mountain. Good for them. (See the press release below.)
Another storm is hitting the East Coast, with 8 to 15 inches of snow predicted to nail parts of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Jay Peak Resort is reopening on Thursday for one last weekend. Get there before the snow is gone.
Originally scheduled to reopen Saturday for one final weekend, Vermont's Jay Peak will now reopen Thursday, as a storm is expected to arrive today through Wednesday.
Resorts in Nevada, Colorado, Utah and California, amoung other places, have extended their seasons after a rash of spring storms blanketed their slopes in more snow than some have seen all season. Aspen Mountain, which was slated to close this Sunday, will open its lifts for the weekends of April 17–18 and April 24–25 after getting 16 inches of snow in the past 72 hours.