With a northern Maine location, this resort keeps cranking through April into
May with festivities including Easter and Reggae Fest - one of the biggest
spring ski parties.
Sugarloaf is dubbed King
of Spring, late season skiing includes sweet corn on the
high elevation snowfields and the best spring ski parties in the East – Sugarloaf is great
often until early May.
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
end near the end of April.
Killington has been back and forth with 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 back and beastly 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. May 26, 2013 Killington gave free skiing - the last resort in the East
While Sunday River lacks high elevation, they make tons of snow that lasts into
May most seasons, and the Maine resort often stays open for free skiing the
first of May, called Ski Maynia. Bust n’ Burn, The Dumont Cup, Pond
Skimming and Parrothead are great
spring skiing traditions at Sunday River.
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
turns at Tuckerman's Ravine. Wildcat
is also a most scenic spring ski destination. 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 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.
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.