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Up to 14 inches of new snow welcomes the first day of spring

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First day of spring? Whatever.

March continues to be a boon for New England skiers and riders. Traditionally the snowiest month of winter, it hasn’t disappointed in 2014. Last week’s storm dumped almost three feet in some areas of the north country, and Wednesday night saw another 14 inches land in some areas of New Hampshire.

Attitash, King Pine, Cranmore, and Wildcat all got the Mount Washington Valley jackpot with more than a foot of new snow for the first day of spring, while Waterville Valley received 10 inches. Cannon is reporting 4-6 inches, while Mount Sunapee has six inches of fresh powder.

In Maine, Sunday River received a new foot of snow, while Sugarloaf got 10 inches. Shawnee Peak reported 14 inches, while Saddleback got 8-9 inches to add to its 30 inches over the past seven days.

Vermont totals were a little lower, but it was still snowing in some areas of the state as of Thursday morning, when the likes of Okemo and Stratton had received up to six inches.

So feel free to thumb your nose at spring while others welcome it, if in name only. Point ‘em north.

Sunday River Photo

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