It ain't over 'til it's over. That's the general sentiment across the Northeast today as nearly half a dozen resorts resume snowmaking operations in a last-ditch effort to refresh spring conditions and extend the ski season into April. The sudden dip in temperatures is giving resorts anywhere from a 24-36 hour snowmaking window to pump out whatever coverage they can.
According to a press release issued by Boyne Resorts, owner of Sugarloaf, Loon & Sunday River, this marks the latest snowmaking in history for all three resorts and snowmaking will continue throughout the week.
“We are committed to ensuring our guests are able to ski and snowboard well into late season and we have the infrastructure to handle it,” says Senior Vice-President of Ski Operations at Boyne Resorts John McGregor. “Our crews have proven their ability to work in marginal temperatures and deliver snow all season long."
Photo Courtesy of Jay Peak Facebook.
Last week, Jay Peak was opening the retractable roof on their new waterpark and enjoying daily temperatures above 70 degrees. Today, they were blowing snow and even receiving some natural snow flakes to complement their efforts. With temperatures forecast to stay in the 20s and 30s at night, there is the chance of more wintry weather returning to the region later this week, but no major accumulation is expected.