Sunny spring tele turns at Cranmore. (Cranmore/Facebook)
Nothing like a consecutive string of nor'easters to put a smile on the faces of Northeast skiers and riders. Due to above average snowfall this season, resorts across the region have announced extended ski seasons.
Skiing at Bromley and Jiminy Peak will continue through the April 6 to 8 weekend. Typically resorts run out of skiers before they run out of snow and this year, trail coverage during the closing days of the 2017-18 season is near 100 percent.
Bromley received 185 inches of snow this season (versus 145 inches during an average year), and over 72 inches in March alone. The resort plans to maintain daily operation through April 1, then reopen April 6 to 8 for a final victory lap.
Bromley’s 4-Day Spring Loaded ticket deal gets you four days of skiing for $119, valid now through Dec. 21, 2018, so whatever days not used this season automatically roll over to Thanksgiving 2018 and the following four weeks until Christmas.
Cranmore received 30 inches of snow in March alone - well above average snowfall. Operations continue daily through Sunday, April 1. The March 3-Pack ticket deal for $119 is valid for three days of skiing through April 1.
Over at Jiminy Peak, Sixty-three inches of snow fell so far in March and they’re 20 percent above average for the season. Daily operations continue through April 8. Skiers and riders who hold a valid season pass at any other ski resort in the U.S. get 50 percent off the standard ticket window rate.
Conditions are as good as they’ve been in years for skiing and riding on Whaleback’s woods, bumps and groomed terrain. Whaleback has an action-packed closing weekend on tap wants to spread the springtime stoke with $11 lift tickets Sunday April 1.
Easter Sunday will kick off with an Easter Egg hunt on a variety of beginner terrain. Easter Eggs will be stuffed with some sweet treats – find the golden whale and win an individual unlimited 2018-19 season pass.