Snowfall Could Make Weekend Powder Perfect for Skiing & Riding
Vermont and New Hampshire ski areas picked up some snow squalls that led to a few inches of new snow Wednesday night.
And now, a major chill has settled into the region and it doesn't look like it's going anywhere anytime soon.
In addition, it looks like ski areas will pick up some new snow over the upcoming weekend. As of Thursday, forecasters are still fine tuning snowfall totals, but a good swath of the area is in line to pick up anywhere from 2 to 8 inches. Northern Connecticut and the Berkshires of Massachusetts could hit the jackpot with this storm system, with lighter amounts in Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
The one thing we're sure about is snowmaking will continue in most cases day and night with high temps only in the teens in Northern New England and mid to upper 20s in southern parts of New England.
Cold and sunny for Thursday's ski and ride day. Highs won't get out of the 20s. Snowmaking continues. And a nice hit of natural snow is in the works for Saturday.
Ski Sundown reopens Friday, December 13.
Mount Southington will reopen Saturday, December 14. Ski Sundown plans to open for the season on Friday, December 13. That's a week later than they had hoped.
Mohawk will reopen on Saturday, December 14.
A lot more Maine ski areas will come online over the weekend of December 14 & 15.
All eyes on the weekend, as Massachusetts ski areas are in line to pick up some new natural snow. Maybe a half-foot of freshies! Bring it on.
New Jersey ski areas have been making snow and are looking forward to some of the natural white stuff over the upcoming weekend. Mountain Creek plans to open Vernon and South Peaks this weekend.
More terrain is opening every day in the Catskills and Adirondacks and snowmaking cold weather staying put and the consistent hits of natural snow ski areas are seeing. That mix sets up a good looking ski and ride weekend ahead.
New York ski areas in the Catskills and Adirondacks have limited open terrain. Hunter, Windham and Belleayre are expanding open terrain.
In the Adirondacks, Whiteface and Gore both offer open terrain. Gore has its summit open for the season.
Yawgoo Valley has a couple trails open, but very limited. Snowmaking continues. More trails will come into the mix over the weekend, along with some new natural snow too.
Expanding ski and ride terrain is the name of the game in Vermont. This cold pattern, along with renegade snow squalls is really kicking the season into high gear in time for the holidays. The season started slow, but we're really picking up speed now. Snowmaking will continue almost nonstop for the next few days.
You can link directly to ski area websites for the latest info on open trails, events and deals when you click on "Vermont" in the Northeast Ski Information box.
New Snow Totals
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