It’s official, for the first time in at least 38 seasons there will be no MAY liftserved skiing in Vermont and the Eastern US.
The East is relying on a saviour from the Laurentians to save the honour of offering May skiing in the East: Mont St-Sauveur. MSS has updated their website and still talking about being open on Saturday and Sunday.
After opening on October 30, one day after Killington and Sunday River, Mont St-Sauveur had the longest season in the East this season, MSS has made it to the last weekend for a 6th season.
As for JayPeak, they ended their season on April 29. Again this season, Jay Peak offered skiing on the last weekend in the Eastern US for a third year. In comparison to last season, Jay closed 16 days earlier which is pretty much as good anyone this season.
Last season we had 7 ski areas spinning in May, this season we might have none. All depends if MSS will be able reopen. It all come down to one ski area and Hill 70 West.
This Spring Skiing versus Last Spring
Last year at this time we had 7 ski areas still open and heading into the April 30-May 1 weekend compare to 2 this season: Eastern Season is washing away….May turns this weekend
Last year’s list (closing date 2011/2012) (order by 2011 closing):
Mont Miller QC – May 1 / March 18 (-44 days) – 100% natural snow in the Gaspe
Sugarbush VT – May 1 / April 8 (-23 days)
Saddleback ME – May 1 / April 15 (-16 days)
Killington VT – May 1 / April 22 (-9 days)
Sugarloaf ME – May 9 / April 16 (-23 days)
Jay Peak VT – May 15 / April 29 (-16 days)
Mont St-Sauveur QC – May 22 / still going
Ski Mad World’s weekly Eastern Closing 2012 posts:
Part 1: Eastern Ski Disaster and Winter Hating Heatwave
Part 2: Around the corner : Surviving the Heatwave or the End of the 2012 Eastern ski season?
Part 3: It ain’t April Fool – not much skiing for this year
Part 4: And some people thought the ski and snow season was over : Eastern Closing 2012 – Part 4
Part 5: Monday morning math: 10 – 5 = 5 – Eastern Closing 2012 Thread Part 5
part 6: “May” not ski and ride lifts for long in the East – East Closing Thread 2012 – Part 6
Part 7 : Monday morning April snow … but no one is spinning this morning – East Closing Thread 2012 – Part 7
Part 8 : Not giving up : Winter along with Jay & St-Sauveur – East Closing Thread 2012 – Part 8