No April fool's joke, there are just seven ski resorts still open now that the calendar has turned to April. Sunday River, Sugarloaf and Saddleback in Maine, plus Loon and Wildcat in New Hampshire, Killington and Jay Peak in Vermont are remaining open this week for skiing and riding. Sugarbush will re-assess their snow situation later in the week to see if re-opening for next weekend is a possibility.
Surprisingly all of these ski resorts got a little love, in the form of snow in recent days. Wildcat got the most snow last night, 3-4 inches. Sunday River has by far the most ski able terrain, with 254 acres. So there is still skiing for the intrepid. In fact, Boyne just announced that if you buy next year's New England Pass now, you can ski the remainder of the season at sister resorts Loon, Sunday River and Sugarloaf for free.
Big events and big British ski groups are still cued up at these ski resorts. Next weekend is Sunday River's popular Parrothead Weekend. Easter Sunday services are always special at Sugarloaf starting with 5:30am Sunrise Service atop the Superquad, followed by a visit from the big bunny, and the Spring Costume Parade. Loon also has Sunrise Service on Easter, plus Slush Pool pond skimming planned for Saturday April 7.
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.familysktitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.