New England saw heavy snowfall over the weekend, which led to some epic powder days. This heavy snow caused many downed trees, and thus, power outages happened throughout the Northeast. Here’s a rundown of the mountains that saw the most significant issues…
The Dartmouth Skiway had its opening day scheduled for last Saturday, but they were unable to open during the weekend. Dorchester Road, which is how you access the mountain, was closed due to it having downed trees and power lines. This led to the Skiway not having any power throughout the weekend. The Skiway opened for the season on Monday.
Pleasant Mountain, formerly known as Shawnee Peak, was also scheduled to open on Saturday. Downed trees led to them losing their power, internet, and phone reception. The power eventually got restored, and they opened for the season today at 9:30 a.m.
Thanks to the over two feet of snowfall that they received, Magic Mountain also had their opening day set for Saturday. The power kept them from operating on Saturday, but they got the lifts open for Sunday. You could say that the powder day on Sunday was… magical. Ok, I’ll see myself out.
Mt. Abram saw power outages on Saturday, leading them to delay its opening day to Sunday. They opened up their uphill route on Saturday afternoon, and the lifts began spinning on Sunday morning.
King Pine also planned to open for the season on Saturday, but they lost their power from the storm. They remained closed on Saturday but officially opened up on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with five trails and one lift. This is a bit of a digression, but on Thursday, they’ll be offering a $4 lift ticket deal for skiers and riders as part of their sixtieth anniversary.