Attitash, Mount Snow, Waterville Valley Extend Season
Attitash charges into spring. (Attitash/Facebook)
April has begun on a wonderful note for Northeast resorts with a foot of snow falling April 1, making conditions so great that several have decided to extend their season.
Traditionally New Hampshire's Attitash closes the first weekend in April, while sister resort Wildcat, where tickets and passes are also valid, stays open later into the spring. “This past weekend has been so good with 100 percent terrain open, it would be silly to close up shop,” Attitash’s Greg Fisher told SnoCountry.com.
Attitash will be open April 8 -9 after picking up over 12" of new snow during the April Fool's Day snow storm. Attitash will be closed midweek but Wildcat will be open daily. All lift tickets starting April 4 will be $49 for all ages until closing dates.
Fisher added that Wildcat plans to open daily through April 16, then will assess continuing daily or going to weekend operations. “We’re looking at that Cinco de Mayo weekend for having some fun for sure.”
100 percent of Waterville Valley’s downhill and Nordic terrain is still open. They’ll turn the lifts every day through April 9, then reopen for skiing and riding on Easter weekend, April 15-16. The weekend will be marked with special events and celebrations for families and friends both on the mountain and in the Town Square.
“We decided to stay open because the weather is great and we are expecting another 4 inches tonight. We can say it’s thanks to Mother Nature,” Waterville Valley’s Tatiana Baier told us.
With the recent storms bringing snowfall totals to 115 percent of Mount Snow’s yearly average, including 10 inches last weekend, the Southern Vermont resort has decided to stay open two additional weeks. They will celebrate Easter on skis this year and stay open daily through April 16, weather permitting.
Mount Snow is boasting 95 percent of trails open over 557 acres of skiing and riding.