Skiing in New England is off the charts!
Quite honestly, people should be getting on planes and heading our way for some turns. Monday must have been an absolutely incredible day to be out skiing or riding. The only issue, or should I write threat, is that all things can change in a matter of hours in these parts.
The good news is the long range forecasts are calling for cold air and more precipitation. The only risk (as of Monday night) is the atmospheric disturbance that moves through on Thursday. Hopefully, it brings us more snow. If you want a sure thing, get north before then.
Matt Tinker on Bubblecuffer - photo taken 2/23, courtesy of Sugarloaf
Some of the snow totals from Sunday’s storm = Conditions
Maine: Vacationland killed it with this storm, and that is a good thing because they missed out on some (not all) of the big snows NH & VT saw last week. All the state's ski and snowboard areas should be back up to snuff with places like Sugarloaf and Shawnee Peak both reporting storm totals of 2 feet and then some. Sunday River and Saddleback were also both in the 20+ inches bracket.
New Hampshire: Under any other circumstances, widespread reports of almost a foot of new snow across the Granite State would send the S.G. into a frenzy. In this case it just seems to be the norm. Most NH areas are operating lifts that service 100% of their terrain. Cannon Mountain chimed in this morning reporting 17"-19" of new snow. For some reason Bretton Woods (18"-20") just keeps killing it and killing it.
Vermont: In the Green Mountain State everyone got a storm total of at least a foot between the snow that fell during the day on Sunday and overnight into Monday. Most were up around a foot and a half, if not two. Every resort in the state is 100% open and skiing/riding Powder! Some places (Bolton Valley, Jay Peak & Sugarbush) have seen over 50 inches (that is 4+ feet) of snow in the last week.
Personal Note: If the S.G. were not getting on a plan ride bound for WY early Wednesday morning he would have done everything in his power to have made it north on Monday for the pow pow. Gotta draw the line in the snow somewhere though…
Get out on the slopes and make some turns. It really does not get any better than this for New England skiing and riding!
Eric Wilbur is a lifelong recreational skier who spends most of his winter and spring in the mountains of New England. He does not ski in jeans. You can read more of Eric's work here.
Heather Burke is an award winning ski journalist with over a decade of ski news coverage. As a former ski instructor and a ski parent, she knows the ski biz from the inside out. She and her family visit New England ski resorts, as well as the West and Canada, to report on the latest trends and their best family finds. Her husband Greg takes all the accompanying photos, and their work can be seen at www.familyskitrips.com and www.luxuryskitrips.com.