Conditions as of May 01, 2016 at 3:15 PM EDT
Primary Surface: Corn Snow
Secondary Surface: Spring Conditions
Well folks, that's a wrap. The 2015/16 winter season that began on November 21 came to a close this weekend—and what a weekend it was. You couldn't have custom ordered a better spring day than what we saw yesterday, and today's soggy forecast turned out better than expected with temperatures in the high fifties at the base, and the wet weather even held off until after last chair. There was certainly no shortage of corn snow for the spring harvest, and dozens of Sugarloafers were taking full advantage of the last day of the season from first chair to last call.
As you sit with friends on the chairlift during the last day of the season, it's hard not to reflect and reminisce on the winter that has come and gone. From the deep powder days (both of them) and the could-see-for-miles bluebird days, to all the slopeside shenanigans and wild parties, it's been one heck of a ride, and we're thankful that you've been with us for all of them. When we kicked off the season 158 days ago, we were looking forward to a long and snowy winter, and while Mother Nature never really came through with the big snowfall totals that we're used to, our Snowmakers never let us down, and neither did you. So to all the Sugarloafer's who put up with the challenging weather, and the snowmakers who made the season possible: thank you! We look forward to seeing you back next winter.
As one season ends, another is about to begin which means it's almost time to trade in the ski poles for golf clubs. Preparations are underway for the 31st season at the Sugarloaf Golf Club, which kicks off on Friday, May 20. If there was a bright side to the "winter-that-wasn't," it can certainly be found on the golf course, which has been completely free of snow and ice for more than a month now. The greens and fairways came through the winter in great shape, setting us up for another incredible start to the golf season. Stay tuned for all the latest course updates here.
And, for those of you already thinking ahead to next winter's powder days, bluebird mornings, and Reggae Festival, a 2016-17 New England Pass is the best way to save on skiing all season long. Additionally with any New England Pass purchase, you'll be eligible to add on a M.A.X. Pass for just $299 which will provide you with 5 days of skiing or riding at 22 additional mountain resorts across North America. Get all of the details at www.themaxpass.com.
That's all for now. So until next winter, I'll see you on the golf course ;)
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