It pained all of us at Avie’s Ski / Sports to cancel the Customer Appreciation trip to Mount Snow that would have gone north—today.
In hindsight, I guess it was a good call because as of this morning, March 15th, a majority of ski resorts across the northeast have closed. Most all those have noted a cessation of operations through next weekend. Openings will be reviewed in light of coronavirus threat.
There are still some ski areas open, at least as of this writing. Loon, Bretton Woods, and Cannon in New Hampshire. Bolton Valley and Smuggler’s Notch in Vermont. Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine. There are probably other ski areas open, but those were the few that I checked.
The bottom line is, if you are thinking of heading out skiing or riding in the coming week, you should check ahead to see if the resort you plan to visit will be open. Most will not.
Is This The End?
Does that mean the season is over? For some ski areas, that may indeed be the case. But I suspect that most will reopen at least for another couple of weeks. Killington of course will reopen, and stay open deep into May, snow cover providing.
Does that mean your ski or ride season is over? That’s your call. I plan to keep my skis handy, just in case I can squeeze in another day or two of play in the snow.
If however you really are committed to calling it a wrap:
- Have your skis or snowboard tuned and waxed before putting them to rest for the summer. Bring them in to Avie’s Ski / Sports for “The Works.” If you really love your gear, get it “Summerized.”
- If you have seasonal lease equipment, bring it in to Avie’s Ski / Sports before you forget about doing so.
- Wash, air dry, and deodorize boot liners, then be sure to lightly buckle boots so they retain their shape for use next season.
Regardless your choice, stay active. Get outside in the fresh air, blossoming warmth, and lengthening days. And most of all, stay healthy.