Massanutten announced a while back that they planned to be open 7 days a week until March 21. Night skiing ends tonight, March 6. Late season rates start next week. I expect the slopes to be open longer given how deep the base is on the core trails and on the upper mountain. They plan to run the snow guns as much as possible when the temps are cold enough in the next few days.
Tickets of all types sold out for Sat, March 6. Looks very nice on the webcams today, with temps only in the 40s.
If you are willing to climb keep your eye on the weather for the Allegheny front and Laurel Highlands. There will almost certainly be a >/= 6” powder day between mid March and mid April. Did it many times.
If it looks promising 36 hrs. before, tell the folks at work that you need a ‘mental health day’ and head out the night before and hit it early. It may be sticky glop by noon.
Actually, I was there on Saturday, 03/06. There was a decent crowd. Skied HV today, the place was packed. Conditions were good and similar at both resorts - groomed frozen granular .
Laurel will be closed this week and reopen 13th and 14th to end the season, lots of snow left few skiers
I was curious - Liberty closes the 21st, and is open to weekday skiing all until then.
But the projected temperatures don't look that good....
I will be at TM for a few midweek days next week!
The Colonel aka MorganB
Vail resorts is extending seasons at Colorado hills
VR also extended for Mt Snow and Sunapee. Still April 4 for Okemo and April 12 for Stowe.
Have heard the Okemo has off-season projects planned so may want to get started ASAP.
Since Easter is April 4, that seems to be motivation to at least get to that weekend and perhaps the week after if snow conditions are reasonable.
Looks like Canaan Valley is the first place to close for the season. Timberline has closed only for the day due to heavy rain and although Wintergreen shows on the site that 24 trails are open today their beginner lift is not running on the web cam (can't tell if the others are and certainly don't see anyone out there). It's amazing how many places still have almost all the terrain open (though with very thin coverage) and for most this will certainly be the last weekend. Really impressed how well all the local places were able to operate with covid this Winter and hope for their sake that next Winter they will be back to normal operations as I know many lost a lot of money on ticket/rental/lesson sales and of course food and beverage income.
Adaptibility to weather and other circumstances is probably why all the mid-Atlantic and southeast ski areas/resorts that survived past the 1990s are still around. Plus of course amazing snowmaking and snowmakers.
From what I can see on the Massanutten webcams, the snow coverage is more narrow than thin. As long as Geronimo is still open that means it's probably still pretty deep on the blues and blacks on the upper mountain. If it doesn't rain too hard, I expect Mnut to have at least one bonus weekend after 7-day operations end this weekend.
Has anyone heard of any discounts or special pricing this coming weekend at any PA resorts?
If you are referring to the vail resorts your best deal may be to find a friend with an epic pass that is already going. Buddy tickets are probably the best price you will find.
Seven Springs is full price this weekend but there is a deal to be had on Sunday. Sunday Funday 4 all-day tickets for $120. I don't see any restrictions listed so round up 3 friends and get a $30 ticket. https://store.7springs.com/ecommerce/ItemList.aspx?node_id=448356
Jack Frost open till Mar 28,
New York drops covid travel restrictions on APR 1.
Hunter open till Apr 11.
So, after Sunday March 21, which Mid-A ski areas are open weekdays?