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Now that lift served skiing is over in the East, I decided to give myself an extra bonus post of ski options for my birthday. Lift served skiing at 41 ski areas in 6 continents this weekend: here is a list of what is open this weekend. I am not counting the indoor ski areas or dry slopes. So there is still plenty of options if you don’t know where to go skiing in June. And that is without talking about left over snow left on some mountains in East, West and all over.

North America : 8
Arapahoe Basin, Colorado : June 11
Snowbird, Utah : June 11
Boreal, California : reopening June 10 & July 1 (2 days only)
Beartooth Basin, Montana : July 2 (daily)
Blackcomb, British Columbia : June 10-July 16 (daily)
Mammoth Mountain, California : daily until August
Squaw Valley, California : August? September? (daily until Sunday and July 1-4/weekends after June 4 then Saturday only starting July 8)
Timberline Lodge, Oregon : September 4 (daily)

Reopening
Avila/St-Sauveur, Québec : Akamp from July 1-4
Mount Bachelor, Oregon : reopening July 1  2-4

Europe : 18
France
Alpe d’Huez : generally reopens in early July
Val d’Isère : July 16
Tignes : from June 24 to August 6 (shorter season due to Tram renovations)
Les Deux Alpes : from June 24 to September 2

Switzerland
Saas Fee : September 16 (open lifts on glacier), ski access until Winter season
Zermatt : 365 days/year

Italy
Passo del Stelvio : until November

Austria
Stubaier : June 18
Kaprun : July 23
Dachstein : until next season as long conditions allow
Mölltaler Gletscher : all Summer as long conditions allow
Sölden : from June 15 until next season
Hintertux : 365 days/year

Norway
Stryn : September 7
Fonna : until October
Galdhøpiggen : until November as long conditions allow

Finland
Saariselkä : reopened until June 10

Sweden
Riksgränsen : reopening June 22-25

Asia : 1
Gassan, Japan : late July

Southern Hemisphere and changeover into the other Winter
Late season in the North, early start in the South: there are already a few ski areas that have started their “Winter” season. Here is the list so far with many more to open in the coming weeks.

South America : 3
Chile
El Colorado
Valle Nevado
La Parva

Argentina
Chapelco : next weekend, July 17
Las Lenas : next weekend, July 17

Australia/Oceania : 9
New Zealand
Cardrona
Hutt
Remarkables
Whakapapa

Australia
Buller
Falls Creek
Hotham
Perisher
Thredbo

Africa : 2
South Africa/Lesotho
Afriski
Tiffindell

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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 the run which offered us 7 June seasons in the past (1992-1997, 2002).

Killington VT – JUNE 1 (last day)
Lift : Superstar Express Quad (walk-on/walk-off)
Trails : Superstar
Time : 9am to 5pm
Cost : FREE lift tickets

To quote K:

Don’t miss this exciting opportunity, it’s the first lift-served June Skiing and riding in 15 years.

A couple possible milestones for K and/or the East in the coming days:
– 3rd consecutive year opening on Memorial Day weekend; Last time prior to the last 3 was in 2003. 31 out of 33 seasons (1981 to 2003)
– 1st time with 200 operating days since 2002-03 which marked the end of a 25-year streak at 200+ (1978-79 to 2002-03).
– 1st time opening in June since 2002.

The lift will be running one last day…at Killington, however there are still many turns to be earned in the East, as long as all the snow wasn’t melted, it is skiable.

June signals also the changeover season for the diehard skiers, either they get on their bikes, get the clubs or simply go further to look for their “snowfix”.

Not the East (except one)
There are still a few places that are spinning their lifts on the remains on their 2016-17 season or will reopen later on:

Arapahoe Basin, Colorado : Last day: June 11 (daily until Sunday then Friday-Sunday June 9-11)
Snowbird, Utah : weekends only as long as possible
Beartooth Basin, Montana : July 2 (daily)
Mammoth Mountain, California : daily until August
Squaw Valley, California : August? September? (daily until Sunday and July 1-4/weekends after June 4 then Saturday only starting July 8)
Timberline Lodge, Oregon : September 4 (daily)

Reopening
Boreal, California : reopening June 10 & July 1 (2 days only)
Avila/St-Sauveur, Québec : Akamp from July 1-4
Mount Bachelor, Oregon : reopening July 1-4
Blackcomb, British Columbia : June 10-July 16 (daily)

Northern Hemisphere glaciers elsewhere

A few places in Alps (Tignes, Les Deux Alpes, Zermatt, Saas Fee, Passeo del Stelvio, Hintertux and Mölltaler Gletscher) and Norway (Stryn, Galdhøpiggen and Fonna) that offer Summer skiing. A few other like Kaunertal, Stubaier, Dachstein, Kaprun have June and early Summer skiing in the Alps and Scandinavia, but not close to year around.

Southern Hemisphere and changeover into the other Winter

Late season in the North, early start in the South: there are already a few ski areas that have started their “Winter” season:
– Chile: already started.
– New Zealand: tomorrow.
– Australia: this weekend.
– South Africa/Lesotho next week
– Argentina: soon in June.

Other silly places to ski with lifts
Indoor skiing found in Europe, Asia and Australia and dryslope skiing, sand skiing, but I’ll stop here before it gets too crazy.

Skiing without lifts?
It’s a big world, there are a number of areas that still have snow. Even in the East, where the season has been so bad, but not for long. Some of it is serious and it can be silly.

I’m hoping to keep the blog somewhat active the Summer minus of a few weeks. I have a few posts related my Summer skiing experiences that have never been posted which I hope to finally be able to post them over the next few months (wishing thinking?). Some of them may be republication from another site on the blog and will show on their original date, so subscribed on the Ski Mad World Facebook page or on Twitter to be fully in touch with snow.

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Turning off the chairlift one last time in 2017…
Mont Comi QC – May 1
Sunday River ME – May 1
Sugarloaf ME – May 1
Jay VT – May 1
Sugarbush VT – May 1
Mont St-Sauveur QC – May 13
Killington Vt – June 1

List of Killington Seasons since 1966-67
*** 2012/2013 : Appreciation Day for one October weekend, reopened on November 5. K record states season as “October 13-15, Nov 5 – May 26”
** 2005/2006 : Open for one weekend after huge October storm, reopen on November 19. K record states season as “October 29-30, Nov 19 – May 1”
* 2008/09 : Nov. 2-6, Nov. 19-May 2

Season Open – Close / Total Snowfall / Ski Days
2016/2017 October 25 – June 1 / 252” / 201
2015/2016 October 19 – May 29 / 81” / 189
2014/2015 November 3 – May 24 / 197” / 192
2013/2014 October 23 – May 18 / 196” / 199
2012/2013*** October 13 – May 26 / 208” / 195
2011/2012 October 29 – April 22 / 152” / 176
2010/2011 November 2 – May 1 / 263” / 179
2009/2010 November 7 – April 25 / 230” / 153
2008/2009** November 2 – May 2 / 283” / 169
2007/2008 November 16 – April 20 / 282” / 157
2006/2007 November 23 – May 6 / 294” / 165
2005/2006* October 29 – May 1 / 191” / 166
2004/2005 November 9 – May 15 / 206” / 188
2003/2004 November 10 – May 12 / 215” / 184
2002/2003 October 25 – May 26 / 291” / 204
2001/2002 November 6 – June 1 / 192” / 202
2000/2001 October 29 – May 27 / 316” / 202
1999/2000 October 25 – May 29 / 209” / 205
1998/1999 October 22 – May 25 / 186” / 204
1997/1998 October 1 – May 25 / 242” / 205
1996/1997 October 4 – June 22 / 301” / 233
1995/1996 October 17 – June 10 / 307” / 224
1994/1995 October 3 – June 4 / 182” / 214
1993/1994 October 1 – June 9 / 279” / 243
1992/1993 October 1 – June 1 / 300” / 229
1991/1992 October 21 – June 14 / 198” / 226
1990/1991 October 27 – May 28 / 206” / 214
1989/1990 October 10 – May 28 / 249” / 208
1988/1989 October 13 – May 21 / 202” / 211
1987/1988 October 12 – June 1 / 238” / 227
1986/1987 October 10 – June 3 / 233” / 224
1985/1986 October 1- June 3 / 198” / 224
1984/1985 November 3 – June 2 / 220” / 212
1983/1984 October 20 – June 21 / 238” / 246
1982/1983 October 17 – June 16 / 197” / 240
1981/1982 October 20 – June 15 / 268” / 225
1980/1981 October 14 – May 27 / 257” / 226
1979/1980 October 10 – May 23 / 138” / 221
1978/1979 October 16 – May 22 / 292” / 219
1977/1978 October 24 – May 23 / 341” / 195
1976/1977 October 27 – May 15 / 346” / 201
1975/1976 October 30 – May 5 / 232” / 173
1974/1975 October 19 – May 12 / 307” / 190
1973/1974 November 5 – April 30 / 193” / 177
1972/1973 October 20 – April 15 / 267” / 184
1971/1972 November 9 – May 18 / 323” / 192
1970/1971 November 18 – May 21 / 334” / 184
1969/1970 October 24 – May 4 / NA” / 178
1968/1969 November 9 – May 10 / NA” / 183
1967/1968 November 5 – April 7 / NA” / 154
1966/1967 November 4 – May 2 / NA” / 180

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Ski Mad World’s weekly Eastern Closing 2017 post:
Big Corn and Snow in April – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Part 1
April Snow, April Showers – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Week 2
Heading for late Easter skiing – Eastern Closing Update 2017 – Week 3
What’s left? Weekend after Easter – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Week 4
Almost May – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Week 5
How long May it last? – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Week 6
Consistent as a Mothers’ Day in May – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Past 7
May turns to V: Victoria and Very Hot – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Part 8
Killington, Memorial Day and into June – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Week 9

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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 East as it has happened at K and MSS for a fifth year in a row.

Skiing lift served in the East come down to those questions.

If I choose to go skiing, which ski resort to choose? A or B?
Once the resort chosen, which ski trail? A or B?

Should I go skiing or not? Will my mom or wife agree to this? You don’t want to have to choose? Bring your mother/wife with the kids skiing with you and celebrate Mothers’ Day on the hill.

Happy Mothers’ Day to all skiing and none skiing mothers.

Remember, the ski season is never over, it just moves elsewhere.

Numbers from previous seasons: Total:
2017 : 2 (Killington, MSS)
2016 : 2 (Killington, MSS)
2015 : 2 (Killington, MSS)
2014 : 2 (Killington, MSS)
2013 : 2 (Killington, MSS)
2012 : 0
2011 : 2 (Jay, MSS)
2010 : 0
2009 : 0
2008 : 0
2007 : 0
2006 : 0

LIST OF 2 SKI AREAS TENTATIVELY OPEN THIS WEEKEND
Open DAILY : 0

The ski areas trail count might differ, but it’s likely to come down to these three runs in the East of the Rockies.

An important note to remember, this information can change at any moment. Even if there is snow, call ahead, prices, deals, trails, some might not bothering spinning if the weather doesn’t compare with the notion of Spring skiing. Hopefully the weather cooperates and give a nice Spring skiing weekend.

St-Sauveur QC – May 22 May 14 (weekend only – tentative on weather forecast, hours may change without notice)**
Lift : L’étoile
Trail : Hill 70, Nordique
Time : 9am to 5pm (Nordique open to public at 11:30am)
Cost : $28.75CDN for 4 hours/ $34.99CDN full day lift tickets (plus taxes)

Killington VT – When the snow melts or June? (Fri-Sun only)
Lift : Superstar Express Quad
Trails : Superstar
Time : 8am (9am Fri) to 4pm (5pm on Sat-Sun)
Cost : $65US lift tickets – 25% (weekend) or 50% (Friday) with lift ticket or pass from another mountain Worldwide.

**Update : May 12, 11am

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Ski Mad World’s weekly Eastern Closing 2017 post:
Big Corn and Snow in April – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Part 1
April Snow, April Showers – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Week 2
Heading for late Easter skiing – Eastern Closing Update 2017 – Week 3
What’s left? Weekend after Easter – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Week 4
Almost May – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Week 5
How long May it last? – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Week 6

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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 was still pretty deep with often 100% of their runs open, but interest in late season there as everywhere else, is fading. Skiing close to Montreal will be limited to St-Sauveur and Northern Vermont, all the other Quebec ski areas are all East of Québec City.

The midweek lift options are totally non-existent in Québec; however that isn’t the case yet in New England ski areas where everyone, but one, are running lifts daily.

Numbers from previous seasons: Total / New York & New England
2017 : 16 / 7
2016 : 14 / 8
2015 : 10 / 7
2014 : 11 / 5
2013 : 8 / 4
2012 : 6 / 3

An important note to remember, this list can change at any moment. Even if there is snow, call ahead, some might not bothering spinning if the weather doesn’t compare with the notion of Spring skiing.
Remember, the ski season is never over, it just moves elsewhere.

An important note to remember, this list can change at any moment. Even if there is snow, call ahead, some might not bothering spinning if the weather doesn’t compare with the notion of Spring skiing.

LIST OF 16 SKI AREAS TENTATIVELY OPEN THIS WEEKEND. Only 6 areas spinning daily

QUEBEC 9
Édouard – April 23 (Friday-Sunday only)
Le Valinouet – April 23 (weekend only)
Val d’Irène – April 23 (Friday-Sunday only)
Gallix – April 30 (tentative – Friday-Sunday only)
Massif du Sud – April 30 (weekend only)
Ste-Anne – April 30 (weekend only)
St-Sauveur – May 14 (weekend only)
Miller – TBD (weekend only)
Comi – TBD (weekend only)

VERMONT : 4
Stowe – April 23 (daily)
Sugarbush – April 30 (daily until April 23)
Jay – May 7 (daily)
Killington – June (daily until April 30 then Fri-Sun only)

NEW HAMPSHIRE : 1
Wildcat – May (tentative – daily until April 23)

MAINE : 2
Sunday River – May 1 (weekend only)
Sugarloaf – May 1 (daily)

Ski Mad World’s weekly Eastern Closing 2016 post:
Big Corn and Snow in April – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Part 1
April Snow, April Showers – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Week 2
Heading for late Easter skiing – Eastern Closing Update 2017 – Week 3

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Not much time to write, too much skiing to be had. The last few days have been closer to Spring skiing with Summer temps at many Eastern ski areas. The heat made way today for a cooling of temperatures and rain. Despite the heat and rain, many ski areas have enough coverage to probably make to their Easter weekend goal. Skiing options will greatly diminish after Easter with less than half of them keeping the option open for spinning the lifts again once all the chocolate eggs are eaten.

Numbers from previous seasons: Total / New York & New England
2017 : 53 / 19
2016 : 27 / 8
2015 : 39 / 22
2014 : 38 / 15
2013 : 25 / 12
2012 : 10 / 6

Remember, the ski season is never over, it just moves elsewhere.

An important note to remember, this list can change at any moment. Even if there is snow, call ahead, some might not bothering spinning if the weather doesn’t compare with the notion of Spring skiing.

LIST OF 52 53 SKI AREAS TENTATIVELY OPEN THIS WEEKEND**

QUEBEC 26 28**
Québec West
Val St-Côme – April 14 (Friday only)
Vallée Bleue – April 16 (Friday open, tentative Saturday-Sunday only)**
Belle-Neige – April 16 (Friday-Sunday only)
La Réserve – April 16 (Friday-Sunday only)
Camp Fortune – April 16 (Friday-Sunday only)
Owl’s Head – April 17 (Friday-Monday only)
Bromont – April 17
Tremblant – April 17
Orford – April 15 17 and more TBD (Friday-Saturday onlyMonday for Easter long weekend)**
Sutton – April 17 and more TBD
St-Sauveur – May 14

Québec East
Tobo-Ski – No information**
Castor – April 15 (tentative Friday-Saturday only)**
Val Neigette – April 15 (tentative Friday-Saturday only)
St-Mathieu – April 15 (Friday-Saturday only)
Chalco – April 16 (weekend open Saturday and tentative Sunday only)**
Stoneham – April 16 (Friday-Sunday only)
Le Massif – April 16 (Friday-Sunday only)
Le Relais – April 17
Miller – April 16 and more TBD (weekend only)
Comi – April 17 and more TBD (Thursday-Monday Easter long weekend only, tentative for late weekend)
Massif du Sud – April 23 (Friday-Monday Easter only, tentative for late weekend)
Édouard – April 23 (Friday-Sunday plus Easter Monday only)
Le Valinouet – April 23 (after Easter Monday, weekend only)
Lac Vert – April 23 (Friday-Monday Easter only, tentative for following weekend)
Val d’Irène – April 23 (Friday-Sunday only)
Gallix – April 30 (tentative Friday-Sunday only)
Ste-Anne – April 30 (tentative – After Easter Monday, weekend only)

ONTARIO : 1
Calabogie Peaks – April 15 16 (Friday-Saturday Sunday only)**

NEW BRUNSWICK : 2
Farlagne – April 15 16 (tentative Friday-Sunday Saturday only)**
Crabbe – April 17 (Friday-Monday only)

NOVA SCOTIA : 1
Tuonela – April 16

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR : 3 2**
Marble – April 16 (Friday-Sunday only)**
White Hills – April 16 (Friday-Sunday only)
Smokey – late April (tentative – Friday-Sunday only)

NEW YORK : 3
Belleayre – April 16 (tentative – Weekend only) (Saturday open, tentative Sunday)**
Gore – April 16 (Friday-Sunday only)
Whiteface – April 16 or more TBD (Thursday-Sunday weekend)*

VERMONT : 8
Burke – April 16 (weekend only)
Okemo – April 16
Smugglers’ – April 16
Snow – April 16
Stowe – April 23
Sugarbush – May 1 (tentative – daily until April 23)
Jay – May 7
Killington – June

NEW HAMPSHIRE : 6
Black – April 15 (tentative Saturday only)**
Waterville – April 16 (weekend only)
Cannon – April 16
Loon – April 16
Bretton Woods – April 17
Wildcat – April 30 (tentative)

MAINE : 2
Sunday River – May 1
Sugarloaf – TBD

*Update: April 13
**Update: April 14: Note: Marble is reopening two weeks after it’s official closure

Ski Mad World’s weekly Eastern Closing 2016 post:
Big Corn and Snow in April – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Part 1
April Snow, April Showers – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Week 2

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The last week has been a microcosm of the 2016-17 season in most of the East; a good accumulation of snow followed by a few days of rain. The rain has washed hopes for some ski areas of spinning for the season week of April, let alone reaching Easter. If that isn’t enough, it going to get pretty warm early next week.

But regardless of the rain that fell this week, and is continuing at this moment, across most of ski country; we will have one of the biggest choices of open ski areas that we’ve been recently accustomed to for the second weekend in April. But don’t wait to Easter weekend if you still want to make get some lift served turns, half of the following ski areas won’t make it to Easter.

Numbers from previous seasons: Total / Eastern US
2017 : 92 / 36
2016 : 46 / 11
2015 : 82 / 38
2014 : 89 / 35
2013 : 47 / 25
2012 : 20 / 11

What once again: “Remember, the ski season is never over, it just moves elsewhere.”

An important note to remember, this list can change at any moment. Even if there is snow, call ahead, some might not bothering spinning if the weather doesn’t compare with the notion of Spring skiing.

LIST OF 92 SKI AREAS TENTATIVELY OPEN THIS WEEKEND

QUEBEC 48
West Québec
Chilly – April 9 (weekend only) – no information*
Kanasuta – April 8 (Saturday only)
Cascades – April 9? (weekend only)
Ste-Marie – April 9 (tentative – weekend only)*
Rigaud – April 9 (tentative weekend only)*
Avalanche – April 9 (weekend only)
Avila – April 9 (weekend only)
Blanc – April 9 (weekend only)
Chanteclerc – April 9 (weekend only)
Garceau – April 9 (weekend only)
Habitant – April 9 (weekend only)
Montcalm – April 9 (weekend only)
Vidéo – April 15 (tentative weekend only)
La Réserve – April 16 (tentative – weekend only)
Camp Fortune – April 16 (tentative)
Belle-Neige – April 16 (Friday-Monday only)
Vallée Bleue – April 16 (Friday-Sunday only)
Val St-Côme – April 16 (tentative weekend only)
Bromont – April 16 TBD (tentative)
Tremblant – April 17
Orford – April 17
Sutton – April 23 – TBD (tentative)
St-Sauveur – May 14
Owl’s Head – TBD

East Québec
Pin Rouge – April 9 (tentative – weekend only)
Gleason – April 9 (Sunday only)
Orignal – April 9 (weekend only)
Vallée du Parc – April 9 (weekend only)
Tobo-Ski – April 9 (weekend only)
Ti-Basse – April 9 (Friday-Sunday only)
Béchervaise – April 9 (weekend only)
Cap Chat – April 9 (weekend only)
Castor – April 9 or more TBD (Friday-Sunday only)
Chalco – April 16 (weekend only)
St-Mathieu – April 15 (weekend only)
Stoneham – April 16
Le Massif – April 16
Le Relais – April 17
Édouard – April 23 (Friday-Sunday only)
Massif du Sud – April 23 (tentative Friday-Sunday (Easter Monday only))
Le Valinouet – April 23
Lac Vert – April 23 (tentative for closing weekend. Wednesday, Friday-Monday then weekend)
Val d’Irène – April 23 (Friday-Sunday only)
Gallix – April 30 (tentative Friday-Sunday only)
Ste-Anne – April 30
Val Neigette – May 7 (tentative- weekend only)
Comi – late TDB (tentative Wednesday-Sunday only)
Miller – TBD (weekend only)

ONTARIO : 2
Blue – April 9
Calabogie Peaks – Easter weekend (tentative)*

NEW BRUNSWICK : 2
Farlagne – April 9 (Friday-Sunday only)
Crabbe – April 17

NOVA SCOTIA : 2
Tuonela – April No information
Cape Smokey – April 9 or more (weekends only)

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR : 2
White Hills – April 16 (Wednesday-Sunday only)
Smokey – late April (tentative – Friday-Sunday only)

NEW YORK : 6
Plattekill – April 9 8 (tentative Saturday weekend only)*
Woods Valley – April 9 (tentative – Friday-Sunday only)
Hunter – April 9 (weekend only)
Belleayre – April 16 (tentative – Friday-Sunday only)
Whiteface – April 16 or more (tentative. After next Monday, will reopen on weekend only)
Gore – TBD

VERMONT : 13
Mad River Glen – April 9 (tentative – Sunday only)*
Bolton – April 9 (Friday-Sunday only)
Magic – April 9 (weekend only)
Pico – April 9 (weekend only)
Stratton – April 9
Burke – April 16
Okemo – April 16
Smugglers’ – April 16
Snow – April 16
Stowe – April 23
Sugarbush – May 1 (tentative)
Jay – May 7 (tentative) “Mayish”
Killington – June

NEW HAMPSHIRE : 9
Sunapee – April 9
Attitash – April 9 (weekend only)
Black – April 9 (weekend only)
Crotched – April 9 (weekend only)
Cannon – April 16
Loon – April 16
Waterville – April 16
Bretton Woods – April 17
Wildcat – April 30 (tentative)

MAINE : 5
Abram – April 8 (Saturday only)
Bigrock – April 9 (weekend only)
Black – April 9 (Friday-Sunday only)
Sunday River – May 1
Sugarloaf – TBD

MASSACHUSETTS : 2
Wachusett – April 9 or more TBD (tentative – Friday-Sunday only)
Jimmy Peak – April 16 (tentative – Friday-Sunday only)

PENNSYLVANIA : 1
Big Boulder – April 9 or more TBD (weekend only)

*Update: Friday April 7, 2017

 
Ski Mad World’s weekly Eastern Closing 2016 post:
Big Corn and Snow in April – Eastern Closing Thread 2017 – Part 1

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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 the last three seasons.

Here is quick update for the Annual Eastern Closing Thread between two wonderful Spring ski days (corn on Thursday and possibly powder on Friday). A quick update that was a lot of work to compile. I guess that means there is still a lot of ski areas still running lift into April.

FIRST WEEKEND OF APRIL

Just look at the comparison between previous seasons. The snow and late snow combined with a late April is giving a date to aim for many ski areas.

Numbers from previous seasons: Total / New York & New England
2017 : 153 / 70
2016 : 76 / 19
2015^: 82 / 38 (2nd weekend of April)
2014^: : 89 / 35 (2nd weekend of April)
2013 : 107 / 48
2012 : 29 / 11

Remember, the ski season is never over, it just moves elsewhere.

An important note to remember, this list can change at any moment. Even if there is snow, call ahead, some might not bothering spinning if the weather doesn’t compare with the notion of Spring skiing.

LIST OF 153 SKI AREAS TENTATIVELY OPEN THIS WEEKEND

QUEBEC 65

Laurentians and Launaudière
Avalanche – April 9 (weekend only)
Avila – April 2 (weekend only)
Belle-Neige – April 16 (Friday-Monday only)
Blanc – April 2
Chanteclerc – April 9
Gabriel – April 2
Garceau – April 9
Habitant – April 9
La Réserve – April 16
Montcalm – April 9 (weekend only)
Morin Heights – April 2
Olympia – April 2
Sauvage – April 9
St-Sauveur – May 14
Tremblant – April 17
Vallée Bleue – April 16 or more (weekend only)
Val St-Côme – April 9

Eastern Townships:
Rigaud – April 9
St-Bruno – TBD – April 3*
Adstock – April 2
Bromont – April 16 TBD (tentative)
Orford – April 16 (tentative)
Owl’s Head – TBD
Sutton – TBD

Quebec City area and north of St.Lawrence from Mauricie to the North Shore

Vallée du Parc – April 9
Val Mauricie – No information
La Tuque – April 2
St-Raymond – April 2
Le Relais – April 17
Ste-Anne – April 30
Stoneham – April 16
Orignal – April 9 (weekend only)
Massif du Sud – April 23 (tentative Friday-Monday only)
Le Massif – April 16
Grand Fonds – April 2
Gleason – April 17
Édouard – April 17
Fortin – April 2
Le Valinouet – TBD
Bélu – April 2
Do-Mi-Ski – April 16 (tentative)
Lac Vert – April 30 (tentative)
Tobo-Ski – April 2 (Wednesday and Sunday only)
Villa Saguenay – April 2
Chalco – TBD (weekend only)
Gallix – April 30 (Thursday-Sunday only)
Ti-Basse – April 9 (Friday-Sunday only)

Gaspé Peninsula

Béchervaise – April 9 (Friday-Sunday only)
Biencourt – April 9 (tentative – weekend only)
Cap Chat – April 2 (weekend only)
Castor – TBD (Wednesday, Friday-Sunday only)
Comi – TBD (tentative Wednesday-Sunday only)
Miller – TBD (weekend only)
Pin Rouge – April 9 (weekend only – tentative)
St-Mathieu – April 9 (Thursday-Sunday only)
Val Neigette – April 30 (tentative- weekend only
Val d’Irène – April 17 (Friday-Monday only)

Outaouais and Abitibi

Camp Fortune – April (Wed-Sunday only)
Cascades – April (Thursday-Sunday only)
Edelweiss – April 2 (Fri-Sun only)
Chilly – April (weekend only)
Ste-Marie – April 9 or 16 (tentative Wed-Sunday only)
Vorlage – April 2 (Friday-Sunday only)
Kanasuta – April 8 (Saturday only)
Vidéo – April 30 (tentative – Wed, Fri-Sun only)

ONTARIO : 9
Antoine – April 16 (weekend only)
Baldy – April 2 (weekend only)
Blue – TBD
Calabogie Peaks – TBD
Dufour – April 2 (weekend only)
Kamiskotia – April 2 (weekend only)
Laurentian – April 1 (Saturday only)
Loch Lomond – late April (tentative – Friday-Sunday only)
Parkenham – April 2 (weekend only)

NEW BRUNSWICK : 3
Crabbe – April 17
Farlagne – April 2 (Friday-Sunday only)
Poley – April 2

NOVA SCOTIA : 3
Cape Smokey – April (weekends only)
Tuonela – April
Wentworth – April 2

NEWFOUNDLAND & LABRADOR : 3
Marble – April 2
Smokey – late April (tentative – Friday-Sunday only)
White Hills – April 9 (tentative – Friday-Sunday only)

NEW YORK : 18
Belleayre – April 16 (tentative)
Bristol – April 2 (weekend only)
Catamount – April 2
Gore – TBD
Holiday – April 2
Hunter – April 9 (tentative)
Labrador – April 2 (very tentative – weekend only)
McCauley – April 2 (weekend only)
Plattekill – April 2 or more
Royal – April 2
Snow Ridge – April 2 (Sunday only)
Song – April 2 (weekend only)
Titus – April 2 (tentative – weekend only)
West Mountain – open
Whiteface – At least until April 8
Willard – April 2 (extremely tentative – weekend only)
Windham – April 2
Woods Valley – April 2 or more (weekend only)

VERMONT : 16
Bolton – April 9
Bromley – April 2
Burke – April 16
Jay – April 23 or more
Killington – June
Mad River Glen – April 9 (tentative)
Magic – April 9
Middlebury – April 2
Northeast Slopes – April 2 (tentative – weekend only)
Okemo – April 16
Pico – April 9
Smugglers – April 16
Snow – April 16 or more
Stowe – April 23
Stratton – April 9
Sugarbush – May 1 (tentative)

NEW HAMPSHIRE : 13
Abenaki – April 8 (Saturday only)
Attitash – April 9
Black – April 2 or more (weekend only)
Bretton Woods – April 17
Cannon – April 16 (tentative)
Cranmore – April 2 (weekend only)
Crotched – April 2 9 (weekend only)*
Gunstock – April 2
Loon – April 16
Ragged – April 2
Sunapee – April 9 (tentative)
Waterville – April 16
Wildcat – April 23 (tentative)

MAINE : 9
Abram – April 8
Bigrock – April 2 or more (Friday-Sunday only)
Big Squaw – April 2
Black – April 9 (Friday-Sunday only)
Lost Valley – April 2 (Friday-Sunday only)
Quoggy Jo – April 1 (Saturday only)
Shawnee Peak – April 2 (weekend only)
Sugarloaf – At least until April 16
Sunday River – May 1

MASSACHUSETTS : 5
Berkshire East – April 2 (tentative)
Blue Hills – April 2 (Sunday only)
Butternut – April 2
Jimmy Peak – April 16 (tentative)
Wachusett – April 9 or more (tentative)

CONNECTICUT : 2
Mohawk – April 2 (weekend only)
Sundown – April 2 (tentative – weekend only)

PENNSYLVANIA : 6
Big Boulder – TBD
Blue – April 2 (weekend only)
Camelback – April 2
Elk – April 1
Hidden Valley – April 1 (Saturday only)
Seven Springs – April 1 (Saturday only)

NEW JERSEY : 1
Campgaw – April 2 (weekend only)

*Update: April 2

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