Good news East Coasters and Coloradans. The fine folks of Mt. Snow, Aspen Highlands, Vail and Breckenridge have decided to reopen for one more weekend of boarding. So this means, don’t be lazy, don’t blow it, and GO SNOWBOARDING. Remember, it’s always fun when you get there and you have all summer to drink, skate or whatever else you’ll waste these days doing other wise. Here’s the official word:
West Dover, Vt. (April 16, 2013) — Thanks to a deep snow pack on the trails of Mount Snow’s Carinthia, the east’s only all freestyle terrain mountain face, the southern Vermont resort has decided to reopen for one more weekend of skiing and riding this Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21, rain or shine.Â Mount Snow opened for the season in mid-November and this will stand as one of its latest closing dates in the last decade.
The plan is to operate the Nitro Express Quad from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days which will access advanced terrain only including two trails with no terrain park features and at least two other full terrain parks.Â In addition, if the snow holds up the resort plans to operate the Beartrap Double which will provide access to Mount Snow’s famous mogul run, Beartrap, complete with 80’s music blasting from the lift tower mounted speakers.
“This has been such an exciting season, we wanted to keep that excitement going and take advantage of all the snow we still have at Carinthia,” said Kelly Pawlak, Mount Snow’s general manager.Â “We are looking forward to one more weekend of fun and hope to see a great turnout of people to help us celebrate what was a fantastic winter.”
Lift tickets will be $29 for all ages except kids 5 and under ski for free.Â Season passholders at mountains that have already closed for the season can show their season pass at the ticket window and get $5 off the ticket price.Â Carinthia Base Lodge will be open for food and beverage, seating, retail and bathrooms.Â Equipment rentals, lessons and snow guarantees will not be available.
BRECKENRIDGE – Breckenridge and Vail ski resorts announced they will extend the two resorts’ ski seasons one additional weekend – April 19 to 21 – due to the large amounts of snow the resorts have received over the last part of the season.
Breckenridge has received over five feet of snow so far in April, including another 16 inches since the official closing on Sunday. At Vail, 24 inches has fallen since closing day of the 50th anniversary season. Additional snow is in the forecast this week for both resorts.
“After skiing some amazing powder turns on closing day and more heavy snow in the forecast this week, we just don’t have the heart to shut down Breck’s lifts just yet,” Pat Campbell, senior vice president and COO at Breckenridge Ski Resort, said. “We can’t deny how great the conditions are, so this is a great opportunity for all of our guests to take advantage of a few extra days and enjoy more of the spring skiing and riding we all love here in Breck.”
“This is a great way to end our 50th anniversary season,” Chris Jarnot, senior vice president and COO at Vail Mountain, said. “This is an opportunity for our season-pass holders and skiers from around the region to take advantage of a few extra days, and enjoy more of the spring skiing we all love here in Colorado.”
Skiing this weekend will be free for 2012-13 Vail Resorts season pass holders.