February 26, 2024


Discover out when the resorts will reopen.

Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. Sugarloaf

Ski resorts throughout New England quickly closed down this week after a strong wind and rain storm tore by the area on Monday, uprooting timber, knocking out energy, and washing away roads.

Some ski locations, reminiscent of Bretton Woods in Carroll, N.H. and Smugglers’ Notch in Jeffersonville, Vt., reopened on Wednesday. Different ski resorts say they’ll reopen later within the week.

Waterville Valley in Waterville Valley, N.H. and Sugarloaf Mountain in Carrabassett Valley, Maine introduced they’ll reopen on Thursday.

“We’ve got been evaluating the mountain at this time and water continues to be draining,” officers wrote on Fb on Tuesday. “On the intense facet, the mountain seems to be higher than anticipated given the severity of the storm. Our grooming workforce has been up on the mountain repairing washouts and transferring snow round to closely impacted areas. Our snowmakers shall be again in motion this afternoon throughout all terrain making as a lot snow as attainable to resurface after the storm.”

At Sugarloaf, operations halted so crews might repair “harm to roads and infrastructure on mountain and round campus,” officers wrote on social media.

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Different resorts, reminiscent of Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley, Maine and Sunday River in Newry, Maine, introduced they’ll reopen for snowboarding on Saturday.

Saddleback saved its humorousness in the course of the difficult week.

“Like the remainder of Western Maine and our associates and neighbors at close by resorts, we noticed a whole lot of rain, however our man-made trails are faring nicely,” wrote Saddleback on its web site. “Temps look favorable, and we shall be making snow once more center of the week. So don’t concern that the Grinch stole Christmas solely, we are going to get better from this and we shall be snowboarding quickly!”

A video posted Monday on X, previously referred to as Twitter, confirmed a street at Sunday River in Newry, Maine getting washed away.

Sunday River closed after the storm as a result of its workforce was “actively assessing roads, trails, and methods within the aftermath of heavy rain obtained in a brief time frame,” officers reported on Fb.

“We wish to thank your entire Sunday River group for the unimaginable help and understanding following Monday’s storm,” officers wrote.