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Closing dates delayed for some

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?

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