New England late season snow
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hickster
7 months ago
Member since 03/20/2021 🔗
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Hi gang...long time forum lurker here.  I need some Eastern advice:  we're looking to ski in New England the first week of April.  Where is most likely to have a good base of snow?  I know every year is different and it's hard to predict the weather in a couple of weeks, but curious what you all would suggest.  We've been to Killington before, but that was in February.  Wondering if Mt Snow, Okemo, Killington are reasonable choices?  We're coming from Maryland, and driving, so maybe not going much further than Killington.  Of course I can gather data about percentage open today...just looking for insider advice :)
JimK - DCSki Columnist
7 months ago (edited 7 months ago)
Member since 01/14/2004 🔗
2,728 posts


 

hickster wrote:

Hi gang...long time forum lurker here.  I need some Eastern advice:  we're looking to ski in New England the first week of April.  Where is most likely to have a good base of snow?  I know every year is different and it's hard to predict the weather in a couple of weeks, but curious what you all would suggest.  We've been to Killington before, but that was in February.  Wondering if Mt Snow, Okemo, Killington are reasonable choices?  We're coming from Maryland, and driving, so maybe not going much further than Killington.  Of course I can gather data about percentage open today...just looking for insider advice :)

Killington is traditionally a good bet for some of the best spring conditions in New England, particularly if you don't want to go further north.  You might try asking your question on a forum like Alpinezone.com.  There are a lot of New Englanders on there that could give you a current status report across the region.  I suspect many other resorts up there are in decent shape including Sugarbush, Stowe, Sugarloaf, and Mt. Snow.  Just depends on your budget and travel limits.  They've generally had cooperative weather this winter in New England.

snowsmith - DCSki Supporter
7 months ago
Member since 03/15/2004 🔗
1,369 posts
Okemo has an excellent snow making system and a great lift network. Stratton could be another option. Both are reasonable drives from MD. 
RodneyBD - DCSki Supporter
7 months ago
Member since 12/21/2004 🔗
194 posts
For some groomers?  Plenty of options in Southern VT.  For great spring skiing everywhere you look?  Go North young man.  Season snowfall to date at Stratton: 132".  Jay peak: 259".  A few years from now you won't remember the extra 2 and a half hours in the car, you'll definitely remember the skiing... 
JimK - DCSki Columnist
7 months ago
Member since 01/14/2004 🔗
2,728 posts

Photo I grabbed off the internet of Outer Limits at Killington from Sat, Mar 20, looks pretty good:

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Denis - DCSki Supporter
7 months ago
Member since 07/12/2004 🔗
2,228 posts
Great shot Jim.  Snow looks great too.  In retrospect I probably should have ended the mogul years sooner.  But damn, it was fun.
hickster
6 months ago
Member since 03/20/2021 🔗
2 posts
Killington is the decision!  I'll try to compile a bit of a trip report for you all...looks like the rain was rough on their total acreage, but it keeps creeping up...so they're moving piles around, and still blowing when they can.  I am going in expecting spring conditions...perhaps I'll be surprised with new openings this weekend after a little storm tomorrow and Thursday.  Think happy thoughts!
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