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Direct Link To This Post Topic: When do the resorts close?
    Posted: Mar/12/2008 at 6:33pm
So, I'm trying to plan some late season trips and am curious when the resorts up in VT (Stratton, Killington, Jay Peak, Stowe, Mount Snow, etc.) are scheduled to close?

I heard from evernod, that some are scheduled to close April 12 - 13 weekend. If so, that's some scary shit as that's only a month away.
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April 20th or later out here in CO Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2008 at 4:47am
yea i'm with you on this one Dr. I still wanna go up a couple more times before the seasons over..probably Stowe and Killington
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2008 at 4:56am
i can't cope.. summer's approaching too fast.. i guess i should spend one of these weekends tuning up my MTB.. Ouch
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2008 at 4:20pm
Fok --- I gotta get up to Killington before it's too late.  I used to make a few trips up every season since my friend lives there, but this season's been hectic w/ work and school.  After the start of the season around here, I was thinking (err, hoping) that the season would run a little bit longer than last year... but the weather's just been so damn spring-like.
 
Btw Doc... how were the Alps?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2008 at 6:17pm
The Alps were insane!! There's unlimited terrain to drop into, chutes, pillows, steeps, glaciers, powder, flats, natural kickers. it was like our own very HUGE playground.. I had a great time but will probably never do it again. Those Euros are very nasty and rude. When standing on this one lift line, everyone basically piles up on each other. I had tons of skiers just stepping on top of my board. Another had his skis on both sides of my board with no space at all. Another one was pushing me. If you leave 2 inches of space open, they WILL push their way in and try to get in front of you.  My friends and I were getting so pissed (not to mention there were 12 of us), that we started stomping our boards on the ground on ppl's skis as hard as we could. I started waving my board around on my one foot and hitting ppl's shins. They did not give a rat's ass and just kept pushing. We got on the lift line together and wound up going up by 1 or 2's on a six-person chair lift. It took about 10-15 chairlifts before all of us got to the top... Lift lines are chaos! Okay, i feel better now. Back to Les Trois Vallees. Insane terrain, if you ever go, ride the glaciers and try to go to Val Thorens. Val Thorens is the most remote and gets extra snowfall for some reason.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2008 at 8:12pm
Sweet Big%20smile  I'll add it to my short list!  I still need to take a trip out to Whistler though! I wonder when Creek will close...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/13/2008 at 8:21pm
i heard that some of the resorts out here were planning on keeping the chairs going for a few extra weeks due to the crapload of snow on the hills.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/14/2008 at 4:21am
Originally posted by amadeus303

Sweet Big%20smile  I'll add it to my short list!  I still need to take a trip out to Whistler though! I wonder when Creek will close...


The Creek is tentatively closing on March 23. I went to go check out the Creek yesterday and 1/3 of the trails at South are closed. They decommissioned about half the features. Canyon only has 2 boxes instead of the usual 4 as soon as you get off the chairlift. Cliff Run only has one jump instead of the usual two kickers they have there. Jumping Jack only has 2 rails and two kickers (they took off the ribbed pipe as well as the other 3 rails). Snow is very patchy and lots of ice from the warm weather melting the snow into slush then freezing back into ice. I'd try to go ASAP just in case they decide to close a week or two early.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/14/2008 at 9:10am
Nu glad to here you enjoyed 3 valles, Val Thorens is the highest mountain over there the lift does not go to the very top. I remember being quite winded climbing to the top of it.


I heard the news from some of the locals (in VT) that most if not all mountains are closing on the13th of April. This definitely includes Killington as they have new ownership this year. I don't know if the resorts way north like Stowe and Jay are in that cut off too but it appears that it doesn't pay for the resorts to stay open any more so they are closing.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/14/2008 at 9:12am
But Spring skiing is the best! Jay Peak just got another 6" last week. Weather's still cold and they are expecting more. I'm hoping they stay open a little later.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/14/2008 at 10:53am
I hear you. I hope it happens but it doesn't seem like they care in southern VT.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/14/2008 at 11:12am
Hmm, I wouldn't be so sure about that.. Mount Snow is touting VERY GOOD base depth, hinting they will still be open for a while. How much I hold for this to be true, that is yet to be determined. But I will say they did a very good job being the first to open with good coverage on the trails. And now with their new ownership, new snowmakers and constant snowmaking during mid-winter, I wouldn't be surprised if Mount Snow stays open until late April. Let's hope for the best!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/16/2008 at 4:24pm
I hit Mt Snow last week, and I'm hitting either Mt Snow or Stratton this week.  Spring boarding is the best, but I end up waxing alot more than usual now.  LOL
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/18/2008 at 6:13am
everywhere besides Sugarbush, i think, will be closed by April 20th.

sad, but true. you can always hike...

i'm going up for what may be my last EC weekend (the first in a long time, sadly) tomorrow morning and then headed to Squaw for their last week.
this place is bleak.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/18/2008 at 7:16pm
There's always Tuckerman's Ravine Shocked
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2008 at 5:27pm
jay might be open this weekend. And I am going to be in burlington. so I might have to capitalize.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Apr/28/2008 at 6:57pm
wasn't it $25 for a 2-day lift ticket this past weekend.



i just saw the email too that Jay Peak is considering to be open for another weekend.. totally stoked but i have called it quits and am now enjoying MTB
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/2008 at 10:13am

I know, we said we were done, but winter doesn't want to quit (it's flurrying out right now) and if you saw how much snow remains on Stein's Run, you'd reopen too. And so, that's just what we're doing for some good, ole fashioned bumps and knee knocking. We'll spin the lifts this Saturday, May 3rd for at least one last hurrah (we'll make the decision about Sunday on Saturday). Lift tickets will be just $25, the Castlerock Pub will host an outdoor BBQ and the weather's looking like partial sunshine with highs pushing 70° - the perfect way to close out the 2007-08 season.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/02/2008 at 12:53pm
are you goin k8?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: May/06/2008 at 1:14pm
Originally posted by Dr. Nu-Nu

are you goin k8?
 
Naw, my mom came down to visit so I had to stick around in CT Dead.  I hope we have this awesome snow for next season. Clap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/05/2008 at 4:26pm
Bump!! 

I think we need to start asking the question....When do resorts open??  Nu(x2)...Change the thread title!!

C'mon folks....Summer's hammering past, and before you know it we'll be back on the slopes!!Big%20smile

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/05/2008 at 5:45pm
haha, it's much too soon, but good idea for a thread starter when it's like september/october. Wink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/06/2008 at 4:37am
Just saw this topic now so...
 
Lift lines in val thorens are a pain in the ass, but the snow there is just so much better than in les menuires. I guess the 300-500 meters does make the snow better.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/07/2008 at 8:50am
Snowbird is open till the 13th. Then again... It did snow up there again today.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/08/2008 at 5:25pm
Originally posted by Janitor

Just saw this topic now so...
 
Lift lines in val thorens are a pain in the ass, but the snow there is just so much better than in les menuires. I guess the 300-500 meters does make the snow better.


Val Thorens is awesome!! I love the terrain and amount of untracked lines they have over there.. Everyone else seems to stay on Les Menuires and Courchevel.
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