March Skiing

The Sochi Games are now behind us, and much of the United States will soon be poised to emerge from this long, cold, and snowy winter. This past February was no doubt eventful; the festivities that were the Sochi Olympic games seemed a clear reflection of the frosty conditions here at home. But just because time has begun pushing us away from February and towards March; away from winter and into spring- this does not mean that we have to give up the pleasures of those gelid months. And what pleasure can possibly accompany those wintry chills?

Skiing, of course.

Just because the seasonal rebirth is on our doorstep, does not mean that we can’t ski during the month of March. The cold looks like it is going to be sticking around for at least part of March, and according to the Gloucester Times’s Dave Sartwell, good skiing in March is available. Sartwell reminds us that the cold isn’t such a bad thing; these freezing conditions are keeping particularly snowy mountains rather productive, and the continuous snowfall has been keeping the surface on the trails fresh and in solid condition. Also, the snow that constitutes the base at many of these resorts is not melting- definitely a good thing. Sartwell is also kind enough to share some of the best ski resorts to visit in March and throughout the spring.

  • Killington: Killington is promoting some notable deals that are valid from mid-March till the end of the season. Their early April Bear Mountain challenge is a stunning showcase of amteur talent. Music at night is also a huge contributor to its relaxed atmosphere.

  • Okemo Mountain Resort: Early March sees Amp Energy Light the Night Rail Jam. Like Killington’s Bear Mountain challenge, the Rail Jam is a fantastic place to see amateurs’ mastery of the terrain.

  • Bretton Woods: Great deals that seem to stay in theme with St. Patrick’s Day and Patriots Day. Also promotes a “Beach Day” where skiers are encouraged to wear beach attire.

  • Cranmore Mountain Resort has stacked some serious incentives for skiing with them during the Spring skiing season, for both short-term skiers and those seeking season long commitment.

  • Mt. Sunapee: Offers deals each day of the week. Mondays run a deep discount for all skiers; Tuesdays for ladies; a two-for-one special (two skiers for the price of one) on Wednesdays, and a sizable (read: 20%) discount on thursdays.

  • Waterville: On April 1, prices are $1

  • Sugarloaf: Three-pack special (three-tickets for use on any day). They also host the Annual Bud Light Reggae Fest in mid-April; music and skiing abound.

  • Saddleback: Affordably fixed prices all days of the week, with discounts for kids, juniors, college students, seniors, and military. Wednesdays also feature a $10 bring-a-friend ticket.

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