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May Day - still Skiing

As May arrives this week, so does more snow in the mountains, a few inches of snow fell over the weekend at higher elevation. Ski season is still going for four ski areas, and for those skiers and riders still believing and still going to Sugarloaf, Killington and Jay Peak. All three ski resort are offering skiing and riding this week into May. In fact Killington will host their annual May Day Slalom Thursday May 1, entry is free to the first 200, you must have a helmet and a season pass or lift ticket to race on the Superstar Trail. Killington's spring ritual May Day Slalom starts at 10, with awards following at the Umbrella Bar at the base.

Jay Peak is still skiing on 45 trails with 4 lifts spinning. Jay Peak plans to keep going through Mother's Day May 11, lift tickets are currently $49.

Sugarloaf continues to spin the Super Quad this week through the weekend, with 10 trails and $49 lift tickets. May 4 will be Sugarloaf's last day of the season. Sugarbush plans to reopen for the last weekend of skiing May 3-4. Wildcat's plans to reopen Saturday have been thwarted.

Be sure to go online or call ahead this time of year, since weather can change spring ski operations quickly. Watch for bare spots, crazy costumed skiers, and don't forget your SPF. Last season, Killington kept skiing until Memorial Day. Get out and ski while you can.

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Photos of Sugarloaf by Greg Burke

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