Not an April Fools Day Joke: Seven Springs Re-opens for Skiing 2
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Let’s say a freak late-April snowstorm dumps over a foot of snow in parts of the mid-Atlantic. What do you do?

If you’re Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Resort, you re-open for skiing and snowboarding. And that’s what Seven Springs will do on Tuesday morning, April 24, 2012, at 10 a.m., becoming the only ski resort on the east coast to re-open, if only for a day.

A webcam at Seven Springs shows unusual late-April snow covering its golf course on April 24, 2012. Photo provided by Seven Springs.

Don’t expect mid-winter conditions (after all, it is late April): Seven Springs plans to have just the Wagner slope and Cortina chairlift open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 24 only. Conditions will be groomed, wet packed with some limitations. Ski/board tickets will be $24 per person, and Seven Springs will also honor 2011-2012 and 2012-2013 season passes, while offering new 2012-13 season passes at an early purchase price of $429 on Tuesday, April 24 only.

“We are pleased to offer this opportunity for our guests to experience skiing and snowboarding this late in April,” said Eric Mauck, CEO of Seven Springs. “While we were not expecting the amount of snowfall that we received, our team did an outstanding job to allow us to be the only resort to re-open on the East Coast. Hopefully, this is a glimpse of what is to come next season,” he added.

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About M. Scott Smith

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.

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Reader Comments

April 24, 2012
Me and my buddy got dropped off at the top of Gunnar chiar via snow buried access road in a subaru outback. We got three rides including giant steps, Gunnar Slope, and Yodler trail. Over 2 ft of snow in most places and it was snowing so hard you could barely see. At the top it was much colder so it was nice powder but got slightly more wet as you went down the 750 vertical drop. The outback picked us up and it was the best chair lift ever haha
John Webb
April 24, 2012
Amazing. I can believe 2 feet as I heard 18 inches at Laurel Mt nearby.

About 10 years ago I skied 7 springs 2 WEEKS BEFORE Thanksgiving, also amazing. They got a micro-climate snowfall of 4 feet. Everything was open even all the glades and woods.

3 days later the rain washed it out. Only other area to get snow (3 feet) was Blue Knob which could not operate because their lifts had not been inspected.

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