No April Fooling! Winter is Not Over at Wachusett Mountain. Friday Forecast Calls for Another Major March Snowstorm
12-20 Inches Could Fall Friday into Saturday! Wachusett to Extend Season!
PRINCETON, Ma. – Just when Wachusett Mountain skiers and snowboarders think the season may be ending, think again. Mother Nature is playing the ultimate April Fool’s prank this weekend with the prediction of a major late-season snowfall that could be the biggest of the entire winter.
The central Massachusetts ski area is still reaping the benefits from its expanded snowmaking system and 16 inches of snow in mid-March — snow cover on the trails is still edge to edge and base depths still range to more than 4 feet in the deepest sections. “We don’t want the season to end,” said Wachusett President Jeff Crowley. “After our huge investment during the off-season in snowmaking and these late boosts in natural snow, we can keep it going as long as weather permits and as long as folks want to ski and snowboard.” Wachusett was originally planning to end its season on Sunday, April 2 with its annual pond skimming competition and deck party but, with as much as 20 inches expected this weekend, is now looking to extend its season on weekends further into April.
The Ski Season Meets the Baseball Season!
The mountain has already made plans to be open again on Monday, April 3 to celebrate the new snow. In fact, since Monday also coincides with the Boston Red Sox home opener, Wachusett will offer skiing for only $5 to anyone who comes on Monday wearing a Boston Red Sox jersey.
“We’re proud to still be open for skiing on the first day of baseball season,” added Crowley. “If conditions allow, we will also reopen for the weekend of April 8-9 and will consider going further if possible. Our season rarely ends because of a lack of snow, it usually ends because people stop coming out – so we’re saying don’t stop!”
Wachusett has special late-season pricing in effect. For the best lift ticket deals and the latest updates on snow conditions and the operating schedule go to www.wachusett.com.