Friday, March 23, 2012

Warm weather shuts resorts early for skiing and riding

The challenging ski and snowboard season of 2011/12 is ending early for many New England, midwest and eastern ski and snowboard resorts.

In New England these are some updates we have received on closings. Closed for the season are Magic, Bromley, Pico, Mad River Glen, Wachusett, Crotched, and Butternut, with Bolton Valley and Mount Snow announcing Wednesday that this weekend will be the final hurrah as well. In Southern NH we just got word Friday the 23rd will be the last day for Pats Peak. Further North there is still skiing at Jay Peak and great discounted lift tickets with Mountain Sports Club. Check out to see who is open and great deals on lift tickets in New Hampshire.

As the eastern areas melt there is still abundant snowfall throughout the west with new storms recently. Combined with mild temps it is peak spring skiing time. Locally in Colorado, Breckenridge just announced the will extend the season as part of extending their 50th birthday celebration. Breckenridge will open lifts and terrain at Peak 8 only, including the Imperial Express SuperChair, two additional weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, April 20-22 and April 27-29, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day. In addition, the resort will have a special 50th season extension day ticket price of $50 for those without passes and free parking in the gondola lots. Lots of deals for spring skiing through the Chamber.

Copper Mountain is cranking with a great snow pack, discounted lift tickets and great music and events line-up. Most of the Colorado resorts have various concerts, pond skiing and spring activities scheduled through April.

Expect the following featured Mountain Sports Club resorts to be open into April: Durango Mountain Resort, Sunlight Mountain, Ski Cooper, and Monarch Mountain to enjoy great skiing and snowboarding conditions until the end with the recent storms conditions are ideal for great spring skiing.

In Utah, Canyons is also reporting a summit base of 82 inches and offering $20 off spring skiing with Mountain Sports Club discount coupons. Tahoe also just received another couple of feet of snow and Sierra at Tahoe discounts are good till season's end. Enjoy the warm days of spring skiing and riding and get your bikes tuned as that season is now upon us as well.