Jay Lloyd’s Getaway: One of the Longest Ski Seasons In Memory
By Jay Lloyd
WHITE HAVEN, Pa. (CBS) — This brutal winter has provided a bonanza for at least one group of getaway seekers: skiers and snowboarders will be snow-sliding right into spring.
Anyone who bought a season ticket at a ski area this winter really, really got his money’s worth.
Linda Irvin, director of the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association, recalls the early snow fest in December, and now a rare run into spring.
“It’s not out of the question to go into early April” this ski season, she notes.
That’s the plan in the Poconos, where Blue Mountain operator Barbara Green is measuring the remaining snow with delight.
“We have between 36 and 72 inches worth of base here,” she said recently. “Usually we have between 24 and 48.”
So, what’s happening this weekend? Blue Mountain is hosting its annual “Mogul Fling.” Anyone with the moves can get in on the action.
Or, try snow volleyball and pond skimming at Spring Mountain.
Then, keep a daily eye on favorite ski resort web sites to chart the life of the season. They may run out of skiers before they run out of snow!