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.
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.
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.