New Year’s Eve ski conditions

Skiing conditions at cross country ski areas near New York City

Snow conditions at XC skiing centers

Definitely some skiing around Albany area, the Berkshires, Catskills, and northward. Areas reported are sorted by approximate drive time from NYC. Have fun and a safe and healthy New Year.

nb: All drive time estimates based on leaving uptown Manhattan. Current conditions reports from snocountry.com, trailhub.org or ski area website reports.

Day trip range:

Fahnestock Winter Park, Carmel NY
1 hr 15′ drive (mid-Hudson region)
Not open yet

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz NY
2-1/2 hr drive (mid-Hudson region)
Open, thin cover in spots

Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Kerhonkson NY
2-1/2 hr drive (mid-Hudson area)
Open, thin cover in spots

Mountain Trails Cross Country Ski Center, Tannersville NY
3 hr drive (Catskills)
Not open yet

Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area, Petersburg NY
3 hr drive (Troy region)
1″ new snow
Base 2 – 3″

Canterbury Farm Nordic Center, Becket MA
3 hr drive (western MA I-90 corridor)
12/31/2017, 8:40am
2″ past 72 hrs Packed Powder – Powder
Base 3 – 8″
12 KM Classic
12 KM Skating

A day trip for the highly motivated, or a 36-hour getaway:

Prospect Mountain, Woodford VT
3-1/2 hr drive (southern VT)
Open

Weston Ski Track, Weston MA
3-1/2 hr drive (Boston area)
12/30/2017, 5:55pm
4″ past 72 hours Machine Groomed – Packed Powder
Base 5 – 12″
15 KM Classic
15 KM Skating

Northfield Mountain Cross Country Ski Area, Northfield MA
3-1/2 hr drive (Berkshires, northwestern MA)
Open

Stump Sprouts Ski Touring and Guest Lodge, Charlemont MA
3-1/2 hr drive (Berkshires, off Rt 2)
Open

Brattleboro Outing Club, Brattleboro VT
3-1/2 hr drive (southern VT)
12/30/2017, 6:01am
6″ past 5 days Packed Powder – Hard Pack
Base 2 – 11″
20 KM Classic
11 KM Skating

If you can stay a night or two:

Gore Mountain Nordic Center, Johnsburg NY
4 hr drive (southern Adirondacks)
12/30/2017, 4:48pm
6″ past 5 days Packed Powder – Powder
Base 8 – 15″
5 KM  Classic
5 KM  Skating

Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center, Northville NY
4 hr drive (Albany region)
12/30/2017, 6:21am
8″ past 7 days Packed Powder – Powder
Base 6 – 10″
33 KM  Classic
33 KM  Skating

Maple Corner Farm, Blandford MA
4 hr drive (southwestern MA I-90 corridor)
12/30/2017, 7:00pm
1″ past 48 Hours
6 – 7″ past 5 days Packed Powder – Powder
Base 4 – 7″
20 KM Classic
10 KM Skating

Notchview Reservation, Windsor MA
4 hr drive (Berkshires, Rt 9 corridor)
12/30/2017, 7:41am
6 – 8″ past 4 days Powder – Packed Powder
Base 1 – 8″
12 KM Classic
12 KM Skating

Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center, Grafton VT
4 hr drive (southern VT)
12/31/2017, 9:13am
17 – 19″ past 6 days Machine Groomed – Packed Powder
Base 10 – 15″

Timber Creek Cross Country Ski Center, West Dover VT
4 hr drive (southern VT)
12/29/2017, 4:41pm
11″ past 4 days Packed Powder – Powder
Base 3 – 13″
13 KM Classic
13 KM Skating

Viking Nordic Center, Londonderry VT
4 hr drive (southern VT)
12/31/2017, 6:55am
10″ past 6 days Packed Powder – Machine Groomed
Base 4 – 10″
31 KM Classic
20 KM Skating

Garnet Hill Lodge XC Ski Center, North River NY
4-1/2 hr drive (southern Adirondacks)
12/31/2017, 8:35am
13″ past 6 days Machine Groomed – Packed Powder
Base 3 – 6″
45 KM  Classic
45 KM  Skating

Okemo Valley Nordic Center, Okemo VT
4-1/2 hr drive (central VT)
12/31/2017, 7:30am
8 – 10″ past 7 days Machine Groomed – Powder
Base 9 – 9″
22 KM Classic
21.5 KM Skating

Wild Wings Ski Touring Center, Peru VT
4-1/2 hr drive (southern VT)
12/31/2017, 7:41am
2″ past 48 Hours
14″ past 5 days Powder – Packed Powder
Base 10 – 20″
15 KM Classic

Cascade Cross Country Center, Lake Placid NY
5 hr drive (High Peaks region)
12/31/2017, 7:39am
8″ past 6 days Machine Groomed – Packed Powder
Base 5 – 6″
15 KM  Classic
5 KM  Skating

Olympic Sports Complex at Mt Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid NY
5 hr drive (High Peaks region)
12/31/2017, 8:39am
Base 4 – 13″
50 KM  Classic
50 KM  Skating

Osceola Tug Hill Cross Country Ski Center, NY
5 hr drive (northern NY)
12/31/2017, 6:42am
4″ past 48 Hours
20″ past 6 days Powder – Packed Powder
Base 12 – 18″
40 KM  Classic
40 KM  Skating

Mountaintop Inn & Resort, Chittenden VT
5 hr drive (central VT)
12/31/2017
1″ past 24 Hours
Base 4 – 24″
30 KM groomed
53 KM open

The infographic:

[nohrsc]2017-1231snowdepth44.307N,72.528W
(NOHRSC snow depth as of Dec. 31 2017)