Weekend of March 24 predictions

crocus buds emerging from snow

Outlook:

Welcome to springtime! Snow might be going fast, but there’s plenty of skiing out there. Get out and get some.

Ski center conditions

Day trip range*:

Fahnestock Winter Park, Carmel NY
1 hr 15′ drive (mid-Hudson region)
The winter park called it for the season- the ‘fat lady’ (or fat guy) has sung for the season.

High Point Cross Country Ski Center, Sussex NJ
1-1/2 hr drive (NW NJ)
Open

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz NY
2-1/2 hr drive (mid-Hudson region)
2/9/18 report
Open for day skiers

Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Kerhonkson NY
2-1/2 hr drive (mid-Hudson area)
Grooming this weekend. Some bare spots.

Mountain Trails Cross Country Ski Center, Tannersville NY
3 hr drive (Catskills)
Open this weekend

Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area, Petersburg NY
3 hr drive (Troy region)
Open. Frozen granular warming to loose and soft granular (got 3′ of snow last week?!)

Canterbury Farm Nordic Center, Becket MA
3 hr drive (western MA I-90 corridor)
Open

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

Maple Corner Farm, Blandford MA
3+ hr hr drive (southwestern MA south of I-90 corridor)
Open

Prospect Mountain, Woodford VT
3-1/2 hr drive (southern VT)
Base 18″+
Open

Notchview Reservation, Windsor MA
3-1/2 hr drive (Berkshires, Rt 9 corridor)
Open

Northfield Mountain Cross Country Ski Area, Northfield MA
3-1/2 hr drive (Berkshires, northwestern MA)
Closed. Didn’t get enough snow from the last storm.

Stump Sprouts Ski Touring and Guest Lodge, Charlemont MA
3-1/2 hr drive (Berkshires, off Rt 2)
Has the snow, but wondering ‘if we open, will they come?’ Call beforehand.

Brattleboro Outing Club, Brattleboro VT
3-1/2 hr drive (southern VT)
3/23/18 report
Base 1 – 10″
33 KM Open
10 KM groomed

Weston Ski Track, Weston MA
3-1/2 hr drive (Boston area)
3/23/18 report
Closed for skiing

If you can stay a night or two*:

Gore Mountain Nordic Center, Johnsburg NY
4 hr drive (southern Adirondacks)
3/23/18 report
Base 7 – 14″
5 KM open and groomed

Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center, Northville NY
4 hr drive (Albany region)
3/23/18 report
Base 12 – 20″
45 KM open
33 KM groomed and trackset

Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center, Grafton VT
4 hr drive (southern VT)
3/23/18 report
Base 15″,
11 KM open and groomed
10 KM trackset

Timber Creek Cross Country Ski Center, West Dover VT
4 hr drive (southern VT)
3/21/18
Base 29″
Open

Viking Nordic Center, Londonderry VT
4 hr drive (southern VT)
3/23/18 report
Open

Garnet Hill Lodge XC Ski Center, North River NY
4-1/2 hr drive (southern Adirondacks)
3/23/18 report
Base 4 – 10″
48 M open and groomed

Okemo Valley Nordic Center, Okemo VT
4-1/2 hr drive (central VT)
3/23/18 report
12 of 12 trails open
21 KM groomed and trackset

Wild Wings Ski Touring Center, Peru VT
4-1/2 hr drive (southern VT)
3/23/18 report
Base 30 – 36″
25 KM open and groomed

Cascade Cross Country Center, Lake Placid NY
5 hr drive (High Peaks region)
3/23/18 report
Base 5 – 6″
15 KM groomed and trackset
5 KM skating

Olympic Sports Complex at Mt Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid NY
5 hr drive (High Peaks region)
3/23/18 report
Base 15″
50 KM groomed

Osceola Tug Hill Cross Country Ski Center, NY
5 hr drive (northern NY)
3/23/18 report
Base 12″
40 KM classic
40 KM skating

Mountaintop Inn & Resort, Chittenden VT
5 hr drive (central VT)
3/23/18 report
Base 4 – 24″
57 KM open
20 KM groomed and trackset

Rikert Nordic Center, Ripton VT
5 hr drive (central VT)
3/23/18 report
Base 10 – 18″
43 KM open and groomed
35 KM trackset

(* All drive time estimates based on leaving uptown Manhattan. Current conditions reports from snocountry.com, trailhub.org, ski area website reports, and some general detective work)