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Free skiing at Sugarbush to ring in May

With yard work, Little League, and everything else that ultimately gets in the way of ski season suddenly arriving, it could be your last weekend to hit the slopes, and to entice you to make the trip to the mountains, Sugarbush is offering free skiing on Sunday.

Simply fill out the online request form to add your name to the list.

The Warren, Vt. resort anticipates having trails Ripcord, Organgrinder, Spring Fling, Stein's Run, and possibly a few more available when they re-open open this weekend. Vermont temperatures are predicted to be in the mid-60's Sunday.

Further north, Jay Peak will also be open this weekend with pond-skimming on Saturday. Last night, the resort took a little jab at its Vermont cousin resort on Facebook, posting, "Two points worth clarifying: This will not be our last weekend. You get what you pay for. Carry on."

As of April 27, Jay reported to have 75 percent of its terrain still open. To the south, Killington also remains open through the weekend.

In Maine, Saddleback will open this weekend with an anticipated 66 trails available on Saturday. Neighboring Sugarloaf had 106 trails still open yesterday, and anticipates skiing and riding at least until the weekend of May 14-15, when it will host its "Ski and Tee"event. Play nine holes of golf after hitting the slopes for just $25 with a lift ticket from that day or a season pass. Just want to golf? The nine-hole outing will run you $39.

The flower beds can wait anyway. 

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