The summer solstice is, by our thinking at NY Ski Blog, the farthest point from the season in the northern hemisphere. From this day forward we move closer to winter. This summer has been pleasant and we can smile just a little bit wider as the days get shorter.
|Varies||Off Season Begins|
|Varies||First Pass Deadlines|
|June 21||Summer Solstice|
|July 21||Northern Hemisphere Begins Cooling|
|Aug 10||First Issue Powder Mag|
|Labor Day||Unofficial End of Summer|
|Sep 21||Fall Begins|
|October||Killington vs Sunday River|
|Thanksgiving||Start of Ski Season for the Rest|
|Dec 21||Start of Calendar Winter|
|Jan 1||Mid-winter Begins|
|Presidents Week||Optimist’s Halftime|
|March 15||~ Start of Spring Skiing (NY)|
|March 21||Start of Calendar Spring|
|Varies||Last Day of Lift Service in NY|
|May||Beast and Tux Season|
|Varies||Last Day of Skiing|
Six years ago, for the first time, we published a list of milestones on the longest day of the year, and it’s become a tradition to update it and feature it on the home page. Here is this year’s summer solstice ski season calendar update. Notable this season was the incredible effort Killington made to reach June.
We try to find ways to continually move NYSB forward to keep it. One of our goals for this past year was to more fully embrace the summer and you may have noticed some steps we’ve taken in that direction. We’re excited about two miles of mtb single track we built at NYSB headquarters and we’re working to post more climbing in the off-season too. Still, can’t seem to get away from the phrase “off-season” but we are working on it.
Do you have a ski calendar in your head? If so, how do you mark annual milestones? Some of these milestones are ours and some have been contributed by our readers. If you’ve got something to add, post a comment.