Start of the season (in these parts)

Weather in the Northeastern US can cause bands of snow to dump lots in one place, and little in another. Latitude has a minor influence; what seems to matter is the local terrain and elevation, and whether a touring center or park is fortuitously located where moisture-laden air (usually coming up the coast and circulating counter-clockwise) hits cold air (usually from the North or West).

This week, middle VT got lucky. The Tug Hill plateau also benefitted from lake effect snowfall.

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(From snocountry.com)

Less than four hours from NYC:

Canterbury Farm Nordic Center, MA
12/14/2017, 8:07am
Base 3-12″
12km  Classic
12km  Skating

Notchview Reservation, MA
12/14/2017, 8:45am
Base 3-8″
15km  Classic
6km  Skating

Prospect Mountain, VT
Open!
Base Depth 9-12″

Less than 5 hours from NYC:

Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center, NY
12/14/2017, 7:20am
Base 2-6″
9km  Classic
9km  Skating

Wild Wings Ski Touring Center, VT
12/13/2017, 7:03am
Base 8-15″
10km  Classic

Brattleboro Outing Club, VT
12/14/2017, 5:03am
Base 5-11″
22km  Classic
6km  Skating

Gore Mountain Nordic Center, NY
12/11/2017, 3:30am
Base 6-12″
2km  Classic
1.5km  Skating

Okemo Valley Nordic Center, VT
12/14/2017, 1:27pm
Base 7″
14km  Classic
14km  Skating

Garnet Hill Lodge XC Ski Center, NY
12/14/2017, 8:51am
Base 6-10″
35km  Classic
35km  Skating

 

Author: cfski

Living in the NYC area means watching for skiable conditions.