Hey skiers and riders, looking to make tracks this week and weekend? Here is a rundown of where you can make ski runs right now. Sunday River and Killington both opened last month, and continue to offer the most ski terrain by far in New England. Sunday River has 19 trails and Killington offers 23.
Okemo in Vermont has 10 trails, while New Hampshire's Bretton Woods and Loon are skiing on 5 and 7 trails respectively. This coming weekend, look for Sugarloaf to open, along with Stowe, Sugarbush and Stratton. Bromley and Mount Snow hope to reopen this weekend. The weather is predicted to be colder later this week, providing snowmakers more favorable snowmaking conditions. Also potentially mountain flurries are in the forecast at higher elevations so more New England ski resorts may start spinning.
Out west, Wolf Creek in south western Colorado has the most terrain open, 70 of 77 trails, with a 36" base. In Europe, big snow has fallen on Austria and Switzerland. Obergurgl and Solden Austria along with Saas Fee and Zermatt in Switzerland have received over 100" of snow already this season!
Get your pre-Thanksgiving skiing in. Break out the skis and boards, go burn some calories before next week's big feast. Bring three cans of non perishable food items to Sunday River's Tin Mountain food drive this weekend, and receive a discounted lift ticket for skiing and riding, stay tuned for details.
Photos of Sunday River and Wolf Creek by Greg Burke
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.