Here comes the warmer weather. We’re highlighting the best days to enjoy comfortable, spring skiing/riding plus where last-minute snow is going to fall!
April has arrived at that means it is time to break out the sunscreen and coolers for fun days in the sun at your favorite mountain resort. SnoCountry took at look at some of the happenin’ events around the country this April.
Welcome to April! It’s the month to have a little more fun and perhaps get those last runs of the season in. Hurry though! As warmer weather approaches and ski resorts close, our time is limited. Here’s what the weather has to offer this week.
It’s all about the springtime vibes at Northeast mountain resorts right now, with parties galore to celebrate bluebird skies, long afternoons, soft corn snow, pond skims and beers on the deck.
Alterra Mountain Company will invest $181 million across its 14 North American mountain destinations for the upcoming year, including new high-speed lifts at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Winter Park, direct to lift access at Deer Valley Resort, an expansive renovation of the Bobbie Burns lodge at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, and an upgrade of Steamboat’s gondola.
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Record cold temperatures slowly fade away in the East this week, while another batch of cold helps Canada and parts of the U.S. stay snowy.
A storm that may end up being the largest from coast-to-coast is already underway. From blizzard conditions in California to feet in the East, we’ve got the entire breakdown here for where to ski and ride in the coming week.
Bring on a snowy 2019! If your resolution is to ski/ride more, you’re in the right place - read on for the snow jackpots in our forecast.
November has been good to many of us and the pattern to begin December is looking colder for most, with potential for more heavy storms.
It's Christmas in November at the Mont-Sainte-Anne Cross-Country Ski Center in Beaupre, Quebec open with 10 km of trails starting Nov. 17. Thanks to the abundant snowfall received in November, it is the earliest in the last seven years.
Snowy and still cold through April 20-21? Absolutely! This colder-than-average weather pattern for much of the East will stay through the weekend (21-22) with a gradual warm-up for the final week of April (24-27). That said, with cold air in place we’ll have a better chance at keeping and getting more snow.
A detachable quad for quick access to Tremblant North Side skiing and riding. (Mont Tremblant)
Replacement of the Lowell Thomas chairlift, renovating and expanding summit chalet Le Grand Manitou, creating new glades and renovating La Fourchette du Diable on the North Side base are all part of Alterra Mountain Company’s latest plans for Mont Tremblant.
Excitement for this snowy March continues at Okemo. (Okemo/Facebook)
How about this start to March? We’ve already had two nor’easters to kick off the month and another may be around the corner.
Aspen Snowmass in a sweet spot this week. (Jordan Curet)
The Eastern United States will see it all this week from snow and cold to warmth and rain. The West will be consistently snowy, especially across the Rockies.
Stoneham's newest lift. (Stoneham)
Santa Claus himself will deliver the Éclipse to Quebec's Stoneham Mountain Resort’s snow lovers Dec. 23. This new lift, a new fixed-grip quad with a loading conveyor belt, replaces the double lift La Bordée and the T-bar Le Chinook, respectively 50 and 32-year-old equipment.
Ski Vermont has all the info you need for a green mountain getaway. (Martha Wilson)
Some 50,000 New Englanders are expected to pass through the Boston.com Ski & Snowboard Expo hall this weekend at the Seaport World Trade Center- and for good reason - making winter ski and snowboard plans, finding deals on family vacation packages, lift tickets, travel and ski/snowboard gear – much at Expo-only specials.
The Twilight Portal at Mont Tremblant's Tonga Lumina. (Tonga Lumina/Facebook)
For a unique take on discovering Quebec’s Mont Tremblant, mountain explorers can now visit Tonga Lumina, an immersive, interactive and illuminated night walk that begins with a ride on the Flying Mile lift and plunges spectators into a universe that showcases the mountain’s natural elements.
Live music is the order of the day in Mont Sainte Anne's Spring Madness. (Mont Sainte Anne)
Quebec's Mont-Sainte-Anne is ready to embrace six weeks of spring skiing. Every year, the resort is the last one to close in Quebec region, and one of the last in the Eastern North America. The projected closing date for this season is April 30.
All April, the traditional Spring Madness will be back with five weekends of sunny terraces, live outdoor band performances and sugar shack on the slopes. A spring ski pass, giving unlimited access to both Mont-Sainte-Anne and Stoneham Mountain Resort, is now valid and can still be purchased.
Many believe the best part of spring skiing is the après-ski. Mont-Sainte-Anne understands that very well, which is why you'll see live bands with outdoor performances every Saturday at 3:00 on the stage at the base of the mountain. On Sundays, it’s a DJ that will keep the party going. And for the lucky ones that bring their bathing suits, there will be free access to outdoor spas on the terrace. Nothing better than listening to a band, outside, in a spa, with a drink in hand.
It happens every year for the Easter weekend: Easter bunnies will distribute chocolate eggs all over the mountain to the little ones (and the grown-ups too). On Sunday, the punk-rock band Christopher Bard will give a show on the outdoor stage.
Every weekend, starting April 1, Mont-Sainte-Anne Spring Madness brings animation for the family, inflatable playground, campfires, outdoor BBQs and spas, live shows, sugar shack on the slopes, festive vibe and spring conditions.