Snow? Check. About a foot of fresh snow arrived on New England's ski slopes this week. Most ski resorts are at 100% operation, a dramatic difference from last season when many were closing up shop.
Forecast? Clear and cool temps, in the low 30's, to keep the snow cold and carve-able. Sunny on Sunday would be sweet.
Time? Check. It's spring, the vernal equinox brings longer brighter days to the slopes!
In New Hampshire, Loon Mountain hosts the Governor's Cup and Cardboard Box Races, Mount Sunapee holds its annual FestEVOL concert, Cannon is having their Old School Duel - 80s attire encouraged! It's Black Mountain's Red Parka Regatta and Attitash's Golf on Snow, Bretton Woods holds a Winterbike Championship.
In Vermont, Sugarbush hosts the US Airbag Tour, Mount Snow has Reggaefest, Bolton Valley has Pond Skimming, and it's 24 hours of Stratton.
In Maine this weekend, Shawnee Peak holds their hilarious Mattress Race, Saddleback has a Park Shark Series and Box Races. Sunday River holds the Maine's Adaptive 28th Ski A Thon, the 23rd Annual Eat the Heat Chili Cookoff and Firefighters’ Race. In Mass, Wachusett is hosting a Northeast Meltdown Park Jam. Maple Sugar Sunday will be celebrated on the ski slopes throughout New England as well.
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.