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SnoCountry SnoCast: Where The Skiing And Riding Lasts Longest

Sugarloaf-ME-Cover-Picture Sugarloaf will turn the lifts through May 6. (Sugarloaf/Facebook)

We have arrived at the beginning of May, but there are still plenty of areas you can take in some turns! We take a look at who will hang onto the snow the longest.

Western U.S. & Canada

Here’s a link you should bookmark on SnoCountry.com that lists all open resorts. It’s your best check as we move into May. A slow-moving storm will drop up to a foot of snow as we near May. Thursday will be warm, sunny and dry. Friday, a few rain showers will arrive on the Oregon coast. Wetter weather in the form of rain and snow will become heavy Saturday and Sunday along the Cascades and central Rocky Mountains.

More snow is still coming to the West this week. (Tropicaltidbits)

Monday to Wednesday more rain/snow will move south along the Rockies into Colorado. In all, 4-8” of snow is likely above 6,000 feet elevation and 6-12” above 8,000 feet for much of the West. The snow cover will likely last longest on British Columbia’s Grouse Mountain, Alberta’s Banff Sunshine, and Colorado’s Loveland

Eastern U.S. & Canada

Once again we’ll provide the link to all open resorts in the East. From a weather forecast standpoint, we don’t have a lot of snow coming in through May 2 which can be expected this time of the year. Locations near the Canadian border will pick up a few fresh inches of snow during the weekend (28-29) via breezy snow showers.

More snow is still coming to the West this week. (Tropicaltidbits)

Otherwise expect rain showers Thursday and Friday, some of them heavy. It’ll be cool and breezy during the weekend, then drier and much warmer Monday-Friday the 30th to 4th. Skiing and riding conditions will last longest at Quebec’s Sommet Saint Sauveur, Vermont’s Jay Peak, and Maine’s SugarloafEnjoy the rest of your spring and thank you for reading this season!

Areas north/west will hang onto the snow the longest. (NOAA/OWP)

Lyndon State College seniors Philomon Geertson and Liam Kelleher contributed to this article.

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