Bountiful snow means you could be skiing until, or even into May.

While snow continues to vanish over the southern part of the state, cold temperatures have preserved snowpack in the mountains. Plus, an early spring storm which brought mostly rain, and wet snow to most of our area, left nearly a foot of fresh power of Northern New Hampshire. Put together, these events have left many Granite State ski areas in a position to extend their season. While a few will close this weekend, others are planning to stay open until the end of the month. Throw in an April snowstorm (ohhh, they happen), and skiers may be celebrating Cinco De Mayo on the mountains. Imagine the costumes!

Wildcat Mountain, in Pinkham Notch, likes to say it stays open longer than any other New Hampshire mountain. Spokesperson Nate Ramsbottom told the Concord Monitor that every year they try to stay open until May, and sometimes they make it!


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