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Not much has changed since this quote from last year’s first Eastern Closing Blog post: The Ski Mad World blog has had enough difficulty time with its only contributor, but my skiing life as active ever. My life has been going through some challenges and my online presence on this blog or elsewhere has virtually non-existent over […]

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Good intentions, May skiing, trying to get there or even pushing it a bit later? Last weekend spelled the end of many remaining diehards ski areas: Sutton and Wildcat weren’t able to reopen for May. Bristol and Craigleigh reopened in order to offer a few hours of May 1 skiing. Big Boulder opened for one […]

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Not much has changed since this quote from last year’s first Eastern Closing Blog post: The Ski Mad World blog has had enough difficulty time with its only contributor, but my skiing life as active ever. My life has been going through some challenges and my online presence on this blog or elsewhere has virtually non-existent over […]

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This is what the diehards have been waiting for years, lift served skiing in the East June. Similar to the return of the World Cup after a 25-year absence in the East, Killington is also offering us the first lift accessed schussable skiing on that same Superstar run as the World Cup and more notably […]

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*Update: May 28, 6pm: Killington is not open due the forecast. They will be making the call regarding opening on June 1 on Wednesday. Killington will be the last one to close in the East for the third consecutive season (4th out of the last 5). After about a decade in the dark ages where […]

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***Update: Friday May 19, 3:00pm: The MSS crew couldn’t save the snow; the heatwave killed St-Sauveur season this week. MSS’s last day was Saturday May 13. I remember in the 1980s when skiing on the Victoria Day long weekend in May was a Spring skier diehards tradition, be it at the now defunct Gray Rocks, […]

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**Update: MSS has announced an extra weekend of skiing. New closing date: May 22 For the fifth consecutive season, the same last two ski resorts in the East open for Mothers’ Day weekend (i.e. 2nd weekend in May). As people often ask me, there is still skiing? Skiing on Mothers’ Day isn’t even uncommon in the […]

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How long may it last with the warm weather and rain the East has been experiencing in the last week? What a difference one trip out West makes. From many ski options in the East when I left on April 21 to only 3 2 remaining in the East with no lifts spinning until the […]

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Well when I posted last week’s update it rained where I was: now it’s snowing from where I’m posting (not in the East). I’ve copied some of the post from last season as I’m currently out in Banff, Alberta. Only the text and format are copied, the information and data are current. LIST OF 11 […]

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Raining here in Ottawa, snow showers in the Gaspé Peninsula and I’m not even talking about California. Many ski areas objective was Easter and now that Easter has passed, so has many ski seasons. Fifty-three to sixteen, that is the difference one mid-April Easter weekend can do to the open ski areas count. Eastern Québec […]

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