Lately, I've had a lot of people ask me how my ski season was.
I'll let them know at some point. Like when I'm finished.
Some New England ski areas seem to be feeling the same way, as a handful announced over the weekend that they are extending operations at least one more weekend thanks to a bounty of snow.
Bolton Valley, which was scheduled to close yesterday for the season, is going "Extra Innings" for one final weekend, this Saturday and Sunday, with a baseball-themed deal on tap. Wear any paraphernalia featuring your favorite baseball team, and ski for just $25. (Heck, wear gear featuring your least-favorite baseball team and still get the deal. Bonus.) Further to the north, Burke Mountain also extended its season one final weekend. Both Vermont resorts are closed during the week and will re-open Saturday. Mount Snow (closed today and tomorrow due to inclement weather) was scheduled to close this weekend, but will extend operations until April 16-17, weather permitting. Mad River Glen is scheduled to close this Sunday, but we've got a feeling...
In New Hampshire, Cannon announced it will be open until April 17 (tickets are 2-for-$67 the remainder of the season), and Wildcat, which was in supreme condition when I skied it over the weekend, will be going to a Friday-Sunday schedule starting April 22. The Pinkham Notch location is closed today and tomorrow due to inclement weather, but will be open daily beginning Wednesday until April 19. Lift tickets will be $35 weekdays, $39 weekends beginning Wednesday.
In Maine, Sunday River, still skiing and riding on 132 trails announced last week it plans to close on April 24. As for May - Saddleback (weekends), Sugarloaf, Jay Peak, and Sugarbush - should all keep it going into next month.
So, how's your ski season going?
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.