Wildcat, Okemo Extend Season
SAM Magazine-Pinkham Notch, N.H ., Apr. 13, 2007-It came in with a whimper, but it's leaving with a roar. That's the reality of an extremely mixed Eastern ski season, which saw resorts delay openings due to unseasonably warm weather in November and December, and now extend their seasons in April due to wintery conditions. The latest two ski areas to add some extra time on the clock are Wildcat Mountain, N.H., and Okemo, Vt., which will both extend the season through Apr. 22. Previously, both Crotched Mountain, N.H., and Jiminy Peak, Mass., had extended their seasons.
Wildcat has received two feet of new snow in the past week. The resort has 43 of 47 trails open, plus additional tree skiing areas that became available for the first time this season. The mountain currently features mid-winter conditions. Okemo is also benefiting from winter's late surge, with a solid base as a result of plentiful March and April snowfall. And conditions should remain wintry throughout northern New England, as another Nor'easter is poised to drop more snow Sunday and Monday.
While these storms may be too little, too late for some, there's no doubt that skiers with patience are enjoying some of the best conditions of the season.