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Storm gives areas major boost

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  November 29, 2009 09:03 AM

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You have to love this note made by NECN's Matt Noyes on Twitter: "Global ski area snow last 48 hrs? Alyeska AK #1 at 57", @bretton_woods 2nd at 18". Literally the world is looking on in envy."

And so, the New England ski season gets a huge boost thanks to the recent Nor'easter, which dropped more than a foot of precipitation on snow-starved resorts in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine. Bretton Woods went from one trail open mid-week to 27 today. Sugarloaf decided yesterday it had received enough (over a foot at elevation) to open today (three trails). Other spots, including Wildcat and Jay Peak (20 inches at the summit) received nice base-builders in anticipation of next weekend's openings.

Slowly but surely...

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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.

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