MONTPELIER, Vermont — March is traditionally the snowiest month in Vermont, but April has not allowed winter to fade away. Vermont resorts are reporting excellent conditions with much higher than average snowfall totals for the season, due in part from late season April snowstorms. The late-season snow has been so persistent that a Vermont newspaper’s recent Snow Poll showed 1/3 of respondents were confident that “the snow will never go away.” Sunny skies and temperatures in the 50s are forecasted for this weekend, so slather on sunscreen and head to Vermont to take advantage of late-season ticket pricing and the remarkable conditions.
“We’ve had some very memorable snowstorms this season, starting with the Valentine’s Day Blizzard and continuing through this past weekend’s nor’easter,” said Parker Riehle, president of Ski Vermont. “This winter started slowly, but since mid-January, conditions have changed dramatically and the snow’s showing no signs of slowing. Now in mid-April, many resorts have extended their season due to the incredible mid-winter snow conditions.”
- Jay Peak Resort reports mid-winter conditions and expects to continue to have 100% of their terrain open this weekend.
- Killington Resort has more than 100 trails open now. A wacky rite of spring, their annual Pond Skimming contest on Saturday is a huge spectator event. Participants compete for prizes in best overall skim, best splash, best costume and the mysterious judges’ award.
- Stowe Mountain Resort extended their season through April 29. They’ve received more than seven feet of snow over the past two weeks.
- Sugarbush Resort has received over seven feet of snow in April and is 100% open at Lincoln Peak.
- Okemo Mountain Resort’s closing day is Sunday, April 22. They extended their season due to the late-season snow and conditions.
For more information on trail counts, snow conditions and events, go to www.skivermont.com.