Yes, you can still ski or board in the Mid-Atlantic.
Several resorts have announced that they plan to remain open into early April. An early spring snowstorm is helping: resorts such as Seven Springs recently received almost two feet of snow. Seven Springs is now planning to remain open through Sunday, April 7, 2013.
“We are pleased to offer this opportunity for our passholders, homeowners and guests to experience skiing and snowboarding this late in the season,” said Eric Mauck, Chief Executive Officer of the Pennsylvania resort.
Nearby Hidden Valley Resort also plans to keep the lifts running into April. Hidden Valley will be open this weekend as well as Monday, April 1; Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 7.
“This has been such an extraordinary winter, with unbelievably good conditions throughout March,” said Scott Bender, vice president of operations for Hidden Valley Resort. “We are thrilled to be able to offer mid-winter conditions into the month of April. The skiers and boarders have responded to this extended season in a big way and we couldn’t be happier with the crowds we have enjoyed over the last two weeks.”
Liberty Mountain Resort remains 100% open (except for night sessions) and plans to be open through Saturday, March 30.
West Virginia ski areas have received over five feet of snow during March, and Snowshoe Mountain Resort plans to remain open through April 7. Timberline and Winterplace plan to close on Sunday, March 31, while the White Grass Touring Center will provide cross country skiing and snowshoeing as long as natural snow lasts.
“The conditions are excellent right now for skiers and snowboarders wanting to make those final turns of the season,” said Terry Pfeiffer, President of the West Virginia Ski Areas Association and President of Winterplace Ski Resort. “It’s been a very good season for all of the resorts as we have had plenty of snowfall and excellent temperatures for snowmaking.”
Please contact resorts directly before planning a trip; late-season operating schedules can change with little notice, and some discounts may be available.
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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