Eastern and Midwestern Resorts Close With a Bang: Record Breaking Seasons and Powder in April

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Bohemia, eastern
Spring storms allowed Midwestern and Eastern resorts to extend their season and set records. Image: Bohemia Resort

Midwestern and Eastern ski resorts made history during the 17-18 season.  We all know the legendary snowfall stats of Western resorts, but let’s put that aside for a moment and give some love to the East Coast.  While you may not see 4th of July skiing at any of these resorts, skiing into May is a real treat in this region. Let’s have a look at who kept the stoke alive well into the spring.

Lutsen Mountain, MN

  • Open until May 6th
  • Open for skiing in May for only the second time in its 69 year history
  • Skiing AND golfing in the same day, yes please.

Snow Stats:

  • Total snowfall days: 22
  • Biggest snowfall: 12″
  • Max summit depth: 60″
Lutsen, eastern
Snow was still falling in April at Lutsen Resort. Image: Lutsen Mountain

Granite Peak Ski Resort, WI

  • Open until May 6th
  • Longest season in their 80 year history
  • 700′ vertical allows for some of the most extensive skiing in the area

Snow Stats:

  • Total snowfall days: 7
  • Biggest snowfall: 7″
  • Max summit depth: 72″
Granite Peak March, eastern
Conditions at Granite Peak in March were still prime. Image: Granite Peak

Bristol Mountain Ski Resort, NY

  • Open until May 1st
  • This year marked the 1st time in their 54 year history that guests were able to ski in May.
  • Spring skiing with highs in the mid-70’s–wait, are we talking about Cali?

Snow Stats: 

  • Total snowfall days: 17
  • Biggest snowfall: 12″
  • Max summit depth: 60″
Bristol Spring, eastern
Spring skiing at Bristol Mountain Resort. Image: Kevin Willard

Whiteface Mountain, NY

  • Open until May 5th
  • Broke the previous record of May 1st with nine trails and top-to-bottom skiing.
  • Home of the greatest vertical drop in the East.

Snow Stats:

  • Total snowfall days: 63
  • Biggest snowfall: 28″
  • Max summit depth: 45″
Whiteface spring, eastern
A little dirt never hurt. Image: Whiteface Mountain

Boyne Mountain, MI

  • Open until May 6th
  • Won the bet to see which Michigan resort could stay open the longest
  • This wasn’t the first or last year Boyne has pushed their closing into May

Snow Stats:

  • Total snowfall days: 40
  • Biggest snowfall: 20″
  • Max summit depth: 58″
Spring in Boyne, eastern
All smiles at Boyne Resort in April. Image: Boyne Resort

Mount Bohemia, MI

  • Open until April 29th
  • Experienced their fifth snowiest April on record
  • Known as the Midwest’s powder mecca

Snow Stats:

  • Total snowfall days: 21
  • Biggest snowfall: 8″
  • Max summit depth: 36″
Bohemia Powder skiing, eastern
Bohemia is truly the Midwest powder mecca…even in March. Image: Bohemia Resort

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