Sugarloaf had 100 inches (58% of average) of natural snow this season, not much better than the infamous 2015-16 season with 96.5 inches.
From the distance of that pic, it's impossible to tell if that was a few inches that just fell that day or an actual deep and skiable snowpack.Looks like impressive coverage at Sugarloaf on its final weekend.
Definitely bigger than I've seen it the last 10 years. Up to the chair list is somewhat "normal" but this year it is insane. Above the lift, most of the way and bigg(er) piles on the "thin" spots.I saw some pics of this years Killington "glacier" and back in early April it was quite impressive. At least as tall as the chairlift.
Late snowmaking has happened at a few places south of the border, but snowmaking in Quebec is generally over by February 1st. When skiing at MSS this past weekend, you could definitely see many snow covered runs from ski areas that have been closed for 3 weeks.I believe post pandemic that some areas are pushing their 2022 spring seasons beyond recent practice. I recall reading during a cold but dry spell in late March that Killington was blowing snow to the max, rare for that time of year. While OpenSnow lamented weak New England snowfall this season, it did say that snowmaking opportunities were frequent.
That seems evident in view of what terrain was open when I did my last review April 9, and has been confirmed by above average snowfall at Le Massif and the big numbers from Le Valinouet.Seems snow north of Montreal was well above normal while south, much less.
Yes, as noted in that Mansfield Stake chart. Normally its snowpack melts out precipitously during the second half of April, but this year it's average in late April after being way below average since early December.the cold spring and fewer thaw cycles have helped this spring greatly