Another problem for local resorts during this period is competition from the West and even Europe. Airfares and ski and stay packages in Colorado and Utah are cheap right now, and conditions are excellent, as several forum members have reported in recent posts. Europe is also in great shape right now for those who want to spend a little more. I got an e-mail this morning from my friend Fabrizio D'Aloisio of the St. Moritz Tourist Office. To quote him, "at the moment it's around -7, the snow is really perfect, but it's a little bit too cold for this period."
[This message has been edited by johnfmh (edited 03-03-2004).]
This is excellent, considering that most of the local hills still have a decent base, it's usualy the lack of skiers/boarders that prompts closure.
I'd be up for a late APRIL closing myself.
Snowshoe is planning to stay open until April 11.
With the sustained warm temperatures, we might start seeing some closings (or scaled back hours) in the next week or so. There is still a lot of snow, so many of the decisions will come down to whether there are enough visitors to make staying open profitable for the resorts. I'll try to post word any time I get official notices from resorts.