The vast majority of Mid-Atlantic resorts have ended their ski and snowboarding season. However, if you’re itching to get in a few last turns, it’s not too late. Several resorts plan to offer skiing this weekend, but plans can change at the last minute, so DCSki advises that you contact a resort directly before making the drive.
In West Virginia, Timberline Resort remains the only ski resort open. Timberline plans to stay open through Sunday, April 6, 2008. If you want your last turns to be real cheap, Timberline will be selling lift tickets for $1 dollar after 12 noon on Sunday.
A small number of Pennsylvania resorts also plan to be open this weekend.
Big Boulder plans to be open Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., weather permitting.
Camelback also plans to re-open for one last day on Saturday, April 5, at 8 a.m. If you have a season pass from any resort in the region, you can ski for free at Camelback on that day. Otherwise, be sure to visit Camelback’s web site to purchase a $19.95 open-to-close lift ticket. That will be Camelback’s last day of the ski and snowboard season, but Camelback plans to hold its Second Annual Slide Ink Rail Jam “Jib Stick Jungle” on Saturday, April 12.
Hidden Valley Resort aims to re-open for the weekend, offering skiing on April 5 and 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Day/Twilight lift tickets will sell for $15 each. Hidden Valley will also hold a “Final Slide” Rail Jam on Saturday, April 12. Learn more at www.myhiddenvalleyresort.com.
Seven Springs isn’t ready to throw in the towel yet, either. Seven Springs plans to re-open on April 5 and 6 with trails on the front face, as well as “The Spot” terrain park.
Blue Mountain has closed for the season, but will be holding the “Grateful Shred” Mini Slopestyle/Railjam on April 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
All of this goes to show that snow is a terrible thing to waste.
M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.