If you are a ski or snowboarder, good news. Mountains in and around the Capital Region are going to extend the ski season, some up to three extra weeks. The late March snow storms and cold temperatures have dumped tons of snow on local ski mountains in our area. In return, many of the slopes are remaining open well past what their normal closing dates usually are.

In the Berkshires, Jiminy Peak in Massachusetts and Bromley in Vermont, say they will now stay open through April 8th. In New York, some mountains will remain open past that. Whiteface, Gore and Belleayre will stay open as long as the conditions are acceptable.

According to the Times Union, you can check out the list of local mountains and when they are scheduled to extend their seasons. There are incentives too. Jiminy Peak will sell half price tickets to season pass holders for any other ski resort in the U.S.

To take a look at ski conditions on mountains across the state, click here.