Spring Skiing in the East
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- By Ben Quincy
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Skiing... in May?
As the calendar turns once again into May, many are prepping winter items to go into hibernation in preparation for summer. However a select few may be venturing out trying to hold onto the last few ribbons of white that they can.
If the sick individual, err rather stoked individual may be yourself; you may be asking but where can I go to hold onto the last few patches of snow? Well below I will share the last few options available to those adventure seekers who want etch the last goggle tan of the season on their faces. Now a slight disclaimer: although spring skiing can be the best part of the year, it is not for everyone
The Beast of the east, king of spring, superstar glaicer. Known by many different affectionate names K-Town will offer some of the most open terrain this weekend and possibly for weekends to come including up to 7 trails and even a spring terrain park. The experts at Killington are seasoned pros when it comes to late spring operation making massive snow piles that often tower over the lift on Superstar. Apres is also no joke at this icon that offers the always fun umbrella bar right at the base of the lift and a party like atmosphere the reverberates through the whole town. Lifts Spin Fridays:9-5 Saturday and Sundays:8-5
Sugarbush, VT (Waitsfield)
One last hurrah for the 'Bush this weekend has you enjoying for spring classics including the legendary Stien's Run that offers steep bumps and sweet turns down all that spring corn. Spring fling will also be open which offers a more manageable pitch for those who don't crave leg burner laps only. Take a spin through Waitsfield after a long day and check out Lawson's Brewery for a refreshing Sip' of Sunshine. Lifts spin This Weekend only 10-5.
Jay Peak, VT
Same as Sugarbush, Jay is offering last licks for anyone still trying to scratch the itch. Offering just one trail for Saturday and Sunday off the Jet Triple. If you do head this far north be sure to check out Jay's awesome indoor water park.
While that wraps up our few options left here on the east coast, if you STILL haven't head enough be sure to check out some options out west that will be skiing well into July if not later. These late season picks such as Snowbird and Mammoth will keep the lifts spinning just about as long as they can with record setting snowpacks. Hey, who says Memorial Day Weekend is for lounging by the beach when you can still shred thousand's of feet of vert in shades and a bathing suit.
If you're ready to pack up for the year make sure to get your skis summer tuned! Stay tuned for a blog coming in the next week on exactly how to prepare your gear for the off season.