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Where to Ski Late in the Season

Where to Ski Late in the Season
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The season isn't over yet. Several resorts are staying open late into the spring while others offer end-of-season deals.

Temps are rising as summer approaches but many skiers aren’t ready to store their boards yet. Well, you don’t have to. Winter is playing an encore, pounding the western states with fresh powder while several resorts in the Rockies and out East are still powering lifts. Many resorts close this Sunday, April 15 but some are offering discounted or even free lift tickets on their last day. Here’s a list of late season deals and resorts that plan to stay open even later into the spring.

Not Done Yet: Boyne Blows Spring Snow at Eastern Resorts

Not Done Yet: Boyne Blows Spring Snow at Eastern Resorts
Sunday River Snowmaking
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.)

[ Thu, 2010-04-29 14:16 ]
loveland photo
Loveland Ski Area and Echo Mountain in Colorado and Lake Louise in Alberta celebrate the end of the season this weekend.

This weekend promises parties galore as we bid farewell to local haunts Loveland Ski Area and Echo Mountain in the Front Range hills.

Jay Peak Reopening: 8-15 Inches Forecasted

Jay Peak Reopening: 8-15 Inches Forecasted
Jay Peak, Late April
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.

[ Tue, 2010-04-27 13:21 ]
snowbird tram
They don’t call it Snowbird for nothing. Thanks to 100 inches of fresh powder in April alone, spring skiing continues at the Utah resort.

As of April 26, Snowbird stands alone in Utah. The state's other ski areas have shut down for the season, but Snowbird promises skiing through Memorial Day, weather permitting.

[ Wed, 2010-04-07 13:42 ]
Snowmass Ski Patrol testing out 9 inches in spring storm
How does six feet in two days sound? Many resorts extend their spring skiing season as snow blankets much of the West.

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.

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