We are down to Two ski areas for this weekend. Both within an easy day driving distance from Montréal. A bit longer from Ottawa.
Sugarloaf completed their season on Monday May 9.
Jay Peak is pushing for an extra weekend and is opening it’s golf course too. May Jay is the Jet.
Mont St-Sauveur also confirmed that they plan to spin the lift. MSS is going to skiing 70 at 60 degrees Fahrenheit. They are hoping to make it to May 22.
Details for weather and skiing (see links for latest):
LIFT TICKET + LUNCH = $39
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Weather forecast according to NOAA at 11:35am on Thursday (click link for updates)
Friday Night: A chance of showers, mainly after 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41. East wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Saturday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 46. East wind around 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
Saturday Night: A chance of showers. Cloudy, with a low around 39. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
Sunday: Showers likely. Cloudy, with a high near 49. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
OPEN THIS WEEKEND from 10:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(to confirmed call 450-227-4671)
Buy your tickets online one day in Advance for only $25
***edit: with the forecast – just posted today on the MSSI website: IF OPEN THIS WEEKEND WE WILL CONFIRM AT 7:00 A.M. SATURDAY MORNING***
Weather according to Environment Canada at 11:30 on Thursday (click link for updates):
Saturday: Showers. Low 7. High 13.
Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud. Low plus 5. High 15.
Where does this stack up compare to previous season?
Check out the previous closing threads. Here is summary of the last to spin since I started these threads…(Top 3 in May only).
Besides Mont St-Sauveur, since 2007, we have seen a changing of the guard among the last to spin lifts. Prior to 2007, Bretton Woods tried it for a few years and Killington was still in the running for last to close. Of course, Killington would to be the reference and was virtually alone in the last in spinning lifts in the East for decades, with regularly making it to June for a number of years prior to 1997.
MSS: made it to last day of lift served skiing in the East since 2007.
Jay Peak: last in VT since 2008. Last day or part of the last 3 since 2008.
Sugarloaf: Part of the last 3 since 2008.
Sugarbush: Last 3 from 2007-2009
Wildcat: Last weekend in 2007
Bretton Woods: Last in 2006
Killington: Made it to the last 3 until 2007.
Bretton Woods: May 5
Killington: May 1
MSS: May 6
Sugarbush: May 6
Wildcat: May 6
Killington: May 6
MSS: May 11
Sugarloaf: May 5
Sugarbush: May 4
Jay Peak: May 4
MSS: May 3
Sugarloaf: May 3
Sugarbush: May 3
Jay Peak: May 3
MSS: May 2
Sugarloaf: May 2
Jay Peak: May 2
MSS: May ??
Jay Peak: May ??
Sugarloaf: May 9
Is this going to be the last weekend?
This will be the first time in a number of years where two ski areas will be spinning lifts in mid-May. May be your last chance this season to ride lifts. Skiing and riding lifts on May 14 or 15 in the East in no novelty for this skier, however skiing last Sunday on a May 8 was a first for myself. Somehow, I had never skied on a May 8. Oddly enough, the previous calendar day where I have never skied before (not on record) is December 23. Probably the day where I start my Christmas Shopping.
After this Sunday, might be all earn your turns or leave the East for turns time.
You better call to confirm as the forecast calls for some rain.