The snow is finally melting, sort of. (It’s actually snowing in Burlington as I write this.) After what has seemed like an endless winter, Vermont’s 2013-2014 ski season is winding down. Most resorts are closed, but a few remain open. While Smugglers’ Notch and Stowe Mountain Resort will close this week on Easter Sunday, Sugarbush, Jay Peak and Killington Resort will be spinning lifts into May.
Even though this winter was ridiculously cold, the season will end up being a successful one for Vermont ski resorts.
“Early and late snowfall made for strong openings and closings, and made up for January’s short thaw and lack of natural snow,” said Sarah Wojcik, director of public affairs at the Vermont Ski Areas Association. “Snowmaking, as always, allowed for some mid-season success, as we had plenty of cold days to lay down snowmaking coverage.”
It’s too early to have a statewide snowfall total for the season, but it looks like it will be comparable to last year’s total of 198 inches.
“Luckily, cold temps throughout the season really helped us keep all this snowfall around through to spring,” added Wojcik.
All that cold weather and snow has made for some pretty fantastic spring conditions. And really, what’s not to love about spring skiing in Vermont?
**If You Go: Vermont Ski Areas Association