Spring Break on the Slopes?
Holiday Valley Extends Season
With almost three feet of natural snowfall over the last two weeks and more on the way, Holiday Valley’s President Dennis Eshbaugh announced Tuesday that the resort will extend its season for an extra week, through April 14.
“Not only do we have a deep base with wall-to-wall coverage, but the snow surface itself is in ideal mid-winter, packed-powder condition. We are happy to add a week to this already great season.”
As of mid-week, the resort reported an average base depth of 17-56 inches, with six quad chairlifts and 40 slopes open. Three more lifts will be open Easter weekend and the resort will extend hours to 9 p.m. both Friday and Saturday evenings.
At this time, Holiday Valley plans on operating five lifts and more than 30 slopes from April 1 through April 7. April 7 was the original target closing date for the resort, but revised plans are to operate one lift and 12 slopes from April 8 through April 12, then add lifts and slopes for the final weekend of April 13 and 14.
“All of our plans are dependent on weather,” says Eshbaugh, “but the forecast is calling for scattered snow the rest of this week, sunshine over the weekend, then one more cold-air mass early next week with temperatures two to four degrees below normal.”
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