May Skiing in the NEast - General Question
I have a general question about mid-spring skiing in the NEast and would appreciate some advice.
One of these years I'd like to ski in May. It's not a bucket-list activity (I'm not into bucket lists) but just something I'd like to do as part of a trip from my home here in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley to enjoy spring wildflowers (yes, and mud and black flies) in the Northeast.
I'm an OK intermediate skier and can handle runs like Lower East Fall at Killington when it's not icy or bumped up. My body, esp. my shoulders and back, and I have a deal: skiing can continue if I stay out of the bumps. (I banged up my shoulder pretty badly a few years back.). So no bump skiing, at least not open purpose. I'm not too far away from retiring from full-time work, so my schedule will become more flexible, health permitting.
Wildcat, Sunday River, Jay, Sugarbush, Sugarloaf, and Killington seem to hold the best prospects for early May skiing. But I'm looking for blue-square groomers, not mondo whales on Superstar.
What's early May skiing like at these ski areas, when they're open then? Where am I most likely to find the kind of skiing I'm looking for?