Finally, Mother Nature decided to help ski areas out with a little natural whitener. Northern New England ski resorts are reporting meaningful fresh snow this morning. In Maine, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Shawnee Peak and Saddleback received 5 to 8 inches and it’s still snowing.
The White Mountains of New Hampshire have seen 3-7 inches with the biggest yields of snow at Cannon and Wildcat reporting 7 inches so far.
In Vermont, most ski areas are reporting 3-5 inches in the past 24 hours. This is a great boost to the manmade snow efforts that resorts have been pumping for over a month a now. It may be a good time to do a snow dance and think cold thoughts – it would be nice if this wave of snow stayed as snow in the mountains – and didn’t turn over to another four letter weather word.
With the holiday week approaching, and skiers wanting to hit the slopes for the first time with their families, a little white goes a long way to set the stage. New England skiers and riders are due for a White Christmas. That’s what’s on my wish list (my perennial request).
See you on the slopes.
Sunday River photo by Greg Burke