Despite Dan Shaughnessy's claim today that the "Sox are the only folks having a worse winter than New England ski resorts," the truth is, skiing a riding conditions have improved dramatically over the past 10 days.
Last week's snow was a bounty for the resorts leading up to the long weekend, and last night, a number of spots saw significant accumulation heading into what should be another storm tomorrow.
Here are some of the reported overnight accumulations:
Bolton Valley: 4-6 inches
Smugglers' Notch Resort: 5-6 inches
Stowe Mountain Resort: 5-7 inches
Sugarbush: 4 inches (Currently running on nearly 100 percent of its trails - or 97.29729 percent as the resort tweeted this morning.)
Attitash: 8 inches
Wildcat: 8 inches
Black Mountain: 9 inches
Cannon: 6 inches
Loon: 6 inches
Cranmore: 6 inches
Sunday River: 8 inches
Sugarloaf: 6-8 inches
Saddleback: 8 inches
Locally, Wachusett saw three inches overnight, and is expecting up to 6 more after tomorrow's storm. Stay tuned on that one, but early forecasts seems to be projecting more of a bounty for southern New England than the mountains to the north.
Not bad, right? Let's just hope there's not an epic season-ending collapse looming down the road - like one team which we won't mention.
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.