So yesterday I went to closing day at Schweitzer mountain and there was around a foot of fresh in some spots on the mountain. Has anyone else's mountains closed on a powder day it just doesn't make sense when mountains close with the amount of snow they still have.
Here in the Alps, people simply just don't show up after easter. Only a few resorts stay open after easter, it sucks! I'm a shaper in Scuol, Switzerland, and we took down our park in whiteout conditions. We have enough snow to easily stay open until may, even with crazy warm conditions. It's slightly depressing, but the resort would basically be hemorrhaging money if we stayed open.
Basically this. You stop getting destination visitors - no more lift ticket or food and beverage revenue. The only people left riding are season pass holders. You don't get any day-to-day revenue from them and they spend far less at F&B outlets, so the resorts aren't able to cover operating costs and lose money for every day they stay open, particularly on weekdays. The vast majority of people just stop thinking about winter at this time of year and move onto other activities.
9" fresh, wind blown powder, with some blue skies. Outta 28 last days I've experienced here in steamboat, I'd rate it as the best conditions ever for final day. Not ready to call it just yet, Ski safari, with Squaw, Mammoth, and Bachelor til mid May. How's the park looking up there in Bachelor?
GOOD THING BRECK IS OPEN FOR 1 MORE WEEKEND WOOHOO!
"Two words would be like pow and fun. fun pow.. FUNPOW" Sean Pettit
ďThis life I am living, what I do everyday, I mean itís unreal, Itís every single day I ski, every single day I am out in the mountains with my friends, I love so much, Itís like the righteous day, the fullest day, itís every day man, it is an absolute blessing to be doing what Iím doing and never will I take it for grantedĒ - CRJ