It's been a long cold winter in the east. Our snow base is way above average and we still haven't hit consistent positive temperatures yet. However, my local hill/park is closing tomorrow. Nothing to do with a lack of snow, but purely because the day-ticket-buying public of Ontario does not know about spring skiing.
For some reason, it seems that people in Ontario think that skiing is something you do a couple of times in January and February when it's as cold as possible. But when I show up on a bluebird 5 degree day in April there's not a soul out there. Surely the people who show up mid season could be convinced to show up in the spring if they only knew how much better it is.
How did this happen? How can we fix this? We have such pathetic 'mountains' here, can't we find a way to at least keep them open the full length of the season?