Mount Snow Minute #21: Closing Date Announced
Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Well, with all this great snow covering the majority of our trails, we’ve decided to push out our closing day to Sunday, April, 22 nd , marking an end to the Mount Snow’s longest season in more than a decade, totaling 162 days of continuous operation. Thanks in part to the over 80 inches of snowfall we received during Miracle March, as well as the most expansive snowmaking operations in the resort’s history, we all get to enjoy a bonus week with wall-to-wall snow coverage on three of our four mountain faces.
As you might remember, the 2017/18 season began on a high note, with Mount Snow’s earliest opening in over a decade featuring the most open terrain in the East, a title the mountain held through the Thanksgiving holiday. The early opening, as well as the great conditions throughout the season, were facilitated by our West Lake Water Project, which allowed us to make snow and resurface trails during each of the six months the mountain was open between November and April. While we knew this system was going to be a gamechanger, it was amazing to see it in action and watch how swiftly it allowed us to bounce back from Mother Nature’s little temperature tantrums. While the system itself is great, it would be nothing without the amazing crew of snowmakers who put in long days and cold nights to ensure you all have a great skiing and riding surface each day. So, if you see on the them around the base area, be sure to stop and thank them for what they do, or at least buy them a beer when you see them around Canned.
As for lift operations, we’ll plan to run The Bluebird Express, Discovery Shuttle, Nitro Express, and Challenger daily through the rest of the season. On the trails side, our amazing team of groomers will be keeping as many trails open and sporting fresh corduroy as possible, which was helped along by another 3” of snow last night. That being said, we do anticipate the trail count starting to tick down as we get closer to the closing day. For updates and daily conditions please visit mountsnow.com/snow-report .
Those looking to take advantage of the final days of the season can put $99 down on a 2018/19 Peak Pass and ski for free at Mount Snow through April 22, 2018, as well as at Wildcat Mountain in New Hampshire, which is planning on operating into May. Information on pass options and pricing is available at www.mountsnow.com/passes .
And, while you’re all used to watching Kelsey each week bringing you all you need to know with a polished Mount Snow Minute, we wanted to give you all a little peek behind the curtain into what really goes into these videos. So, without further ado, we present the Mount Snow Minute Blooper Reel.
See you out there!