Wednesday January 31 ski conditions


Daytime temps will be above freezing throughout much of the Northeast on Thursday before dropping to the 20’s and even teens on Friday and Saturday. The groomers will have to make a granular surface out of the refrozen snow they have. There’s no major snowstorms in the forecast, but even a bit of white stuff can help refresh the base and make the skiing a bit more pleasant.

Osceola is looking to be in pretty good shape, while Lapland Lake, Garnet Hill, and Cascade in NY, and Grafton Trails, Okemo, and Wild Wings in VT are soldiering on with at least 10k open as of midweek.

State of the touring centers

Day trip range*:

palapa on barren beach
Sorry, keep driving

Early start day trip, or a 36-hour getaway*:

Prospect Mountain, Woodford VT
3-1/2 hr drive (southern VT)
1/31/18 report
Base 1 – 3″, granular
8 KM open

Weston Ski Track, Weston MA
3-1/2 hr drive (Boston area)
1/19/18 report
2 KM open

Northfield Mountain Cross Country Ski Area, Northfield MA
3-1/2 hr drive (Berkshires, northwestern MA)
1/21/18 report

Stump Sprouts Ski Touring and Guest Lodge, Charlemont MA
3-1/2 hr drive (Berkshires, off Rt 2)
1/31/18 report

Brattleboro Outing Club, Brattleboro VT
3-1/2 hr drive (southern VT)

If you can stay a night or two*:

Gore Mountain Nordic Center, Johnsburg NY
4 hr drive (southern Adirondacks)
1/28/18 report
Base 6 – 16″
3.32 KM  Skating

Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center, Northville NY
4 hr drive (Albany region)
1/31/18 report
Base 3 – 8″ Hard pack
20 KM  Classic
20 KM  Skating

Maple Corner Farm, Blandford MA
4 hr drive (southwestern MA I-90 corridor)
1/30/18 report

Notchview Reservation, Windsor MA
4 hr drive (Berkshires, Rt 9 corridor)
1/24/18 report

Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center, Grafton VT
4 hr drive (southern VT)
1/31/18 report
Base 1 – 15″
10 KM  Classic
10 KM  Skating

Timber Creek Cross Country Ski Center, West Dover VT
4 hr drive (southern VT)
1/30/18 report

Viking Nordic Center, Londonderry VT
4 hr drive (southern VT)
1/29/18 report

Garnet Hill Lodge XC Ski Center, North River NY
4-1/2 hr drive (southern Adirondacks)
1/31/18 report
Base 2 – 4″
25 KM  Classic
25 KM  Skating

Okemo Valley Nordic Center, Okemo VT
4-1/2 hr drive (central VT)
1/31/18 report
Base 4″
14 KM Classic
14 KM Skating

Wild Wings Ski Touring Center, Peru VT
4-1/2 hr drive (southern VT)
1/31/18 report
Base 6 – 10″ Loose granular, frozen granular
11 KM  Classic

Cascade Cross Country Center, Lake Placid NY
5 hr drive (High Peaks region)
1/31/18 report
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)
1/31/18 report
Base 12″
2 KM  Open (man made loop)

Osceola Tug Hill Cross Country Ski Center, NY
5 hr drive (northern NY)
1/31/18 report
Base 10 – 12″
40 KM  Classic
40 KM  Skating

Mountaintop Inn & Resort, Chittenden VT
5 hr drive (central VT)
1/31/18 report
Base 4 – 24″
3.5 KM Open

Rikert Nordic Center, Ripton VT
5 hr drive (central VT)
1/31/18 report
5 KM Groomed and track set