With a northern Maine location, this resort keeps cranking through April into
May with festivities including Reggae Fest - one of the biggest
spring ski parties in New England.
Sugarloaf is dubbed King
of Spring, late season skiing includes sweet corn on the
high elevation snowfields and the best spring ski
Reggaefest and Easter Sunrise Service– Sugarloaf is great often until early May.
Killington Killington is back to their Beast of the East slogan. For
decades, the Big K first to open, last to close in New England, then Sunday River
gave them a spring run off, now Kmart is beastly once again - skiing
into May on the Superstar Quad. Killington hosts classics like The Bear Mountain Mogul Challenge on
soft spring bumps of Outer Limits, and big parties like
Sunshine Daydream Fest (Grateful Dead and great skiing too) every spring.
Killington's Umbrellas Bars are a great place to enjoy après ski - very European
style. The past three seasons Killington has been first top open and last to
close in the East (Memorial Day in 2013 and May 18 2014)!
While Sunday River lacks high elevation, they make tons of snow that lasts into
May on really big seasons, and the Maine resort often stays open for free skiing
on their last day in April or May, called Ski Maynia.
The Dumont Cup, Pond
Skimming Pond-A-Palooza and Parrothead are great
spring skiing traditions at Sunday River.
Wildcat Wildcat has high elevation, served by a high speed quad, perfect for making
spring ski runs in April. As you ride the swift 2,000' vertical Wildcat Express,
turn around for awesome views of Mount Washington and folks climbing or their
Tuckerman's Ravine. Wildcat
is also a most scenic spring ski destination.
Stowe Stowe has skiing on Vermont’s highest peak Mt. Mansfield , so it stays open later
than most. Stowe's Spring Summit Series, Sugar Slalom and Stowe Derby are traditions that
make April skiing all about sun & fun. Stowe is generally open with great skiing until
mid April on its northern exposure ski trails, not sunnier Spruce Peak where
the beautiful Stowe Mountain Lodge is
Jay Peak Jay Peak is a northern Vermont ski area that continuously captures a bit more
snow than the others - call it the Jay Cloud
effect. With 300 inches of snow annually Jay Peak is able to stay open through
April and even May in 2013 and 2014 with popular parking lot tailgate parties, but even better is the new on
mountain lodging - Hotel Jay and The Tram Haus. There is also an indoor water
park, The Pump House- for a refreshing spring après ski swim.
Cannon and Loon in New
Hampshire both keep their lift spinning till mid April when snow and
temperatures allow - that's why they call them the White Mountains, right?!
Tuckerman’s deserves mention – though you have to hike (no luxury lifts or
lodging here) the flanks of the highest mountain on the Eastern Seaboard for
this au natural spring ski terrain. Just remember that
Tuckerman's Ravine is backcountry, climb to ski terrain.
Late Season Operations Note: Many of these resorts have full
facilities and winter operations (most lifts running, base lodges open until mid April),
then they will stay open several weeks longer with limited
lifts (maybe one summit lift) and limited base lodge operations.