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The Eastern skiing season (lift assisted and a lot of earned turn areas) ended all within one week of each other. All Eastern ski area closed on the same weekend, March 14-15, the remaining ski areas within a few days with Kamiskotia (Northern Ontario) being the last on March 19. The last holdouts in North […]

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Killington and Snowbird: no go Some Eastern skiers’ hope were squashed early this week when Killington (Vermont) announced that they wouldn’t reopen for skiing this season. Although Superstar artificial Glacier is still deep, they announced last Monday that the fact Kmart would be the only “shop in town” in the Northeast, and similar to Snowbird’s […]

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Life, you can’t never take anything for granted. Although there was no April skiing in the East (with the assistance of lifts) which might have been a first since the days of the invention Alex Foster’s created the ropetow in the Laurentians back in 1931. No liftserved skiing in the East, only Mount Baldy (California) […]

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As life, you can’t never take anything for granted. I’m pretty sure this is the first time that no April skiing has been offered in the East. Normally May skiing is almost a sure bet, but not in a weird environment of living in an pandemic. Nothing is certain. All liftserved skiing in East North […]

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As life, you can’t take any of it from granted. I normally start my annual Closing Thread just prior to the first weekend in April. Needless to say, where are in extreme health crisis not seen since the Spanish Flu epidemic one hundred years ago. For most Canadians hockey fan, people might have heard that […]

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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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