Weekend of March 31

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Outlook:

Considering how things looked back in February, the season really turned around late, and there’s still skiing yet to be done, right into April! The fat guy is coming around to sing, but it’s still possible to do a day trip in from NYC. I’m tempted to take a day off from work just to say I got some skiing in April from downstate.

Ski center conditions

Day trip range*:

Fahnestock Winter Park, Carmel NY
1 hr 15′ drive (mid-Hudson region)
Done

High Point Cross Country Ski Center, Sussex NJ
1-1/2 hr drive (NW NJ)
Done for the season

Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz NY
2-1/2 hr drive (mid-Hudson region)
Done for the season

Minnewaska State Park Preserve, Kerhonkson NY
2-1/2 hr drive (mid-Hudson area)
Done? Last report was 3/23

Mountain Trails Cross Country Ski Center, Tannersville NY
3 hr drive (Catskills)
Done for the season

Pineridge Cross Country Ski Area, Petersburg NY
3 hr drive (Troy region)
Done for the season

Canterbury Farm Nordic Center, Becket MA
3 hr drive (western MA I-90 corridor)
Done for the season

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)
Closed

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)
Base 6 – 17″
Will regroom Saturday. Wet granular conditions

Northfield Mountain Cross Country Ski Area, Northfield MA
3-1/2 hr drive (Berkshires, northwestern MA)
Closed for skiing.

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

Brattleboro Outing Club, Brattleboro VT
3-1/2 hr drive (southern VT)
3/30/18 report
Base 1 – 10″
33 KM Open
10 KM groomed

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

If you can stay a night or two*:

Gore Mountain Nordic Center, Johnsburg NY
4 hr drive (southern Adirondacks)
3/30/18 report
Base 6 – 14″
Open

Lapland Lake Nordic Vacation Center, Northville NY
4 hr drive (Albany region)
3/30/18 report
Base 6 – 14″
30 KM open
18 KM groomed and trackset

Grafton Trails & Outdoor Center, Grafton VT
4 hr drive (southern VT)
Closed

Timber Creek Cross Country Ski Center, West Dover VT
4 hr drive (southern VT)
3/29/18
Base 24″
Open

Viking Nordic Center, Londonderry VT
4 hr drive (southern VT)
3/30/18 report
Saturday is the last official day of the season

Garnet Hill Lodge XC Ski Center, North River NY
4-1/2 hr drive (southern Adirondacks)
3/30/18 report
Base 2 – 8″
20 KM open and groomed

Okemo Valley Nordic Center, Okemo VT
4-1/2 hr drive (central VT)
3/30/18 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)
3/30/18 report
Base 15 – 20″
25 KM open and groomed

Cascade Cross Country Center, Lake Placid NY
5 hr drive (High Peaks region)
3/30/18 report
Base 5 – 6″
15 KM groomed and trackset

Olympic Sports Complex at Mt Van Hoevenberg, Lake Placid NY
5 hr drive (High Peaks region)
3/30/18 report
Base 7″
50 KM groomed

Osceola Tug Hill Cross Country Ski Center, NY
5 hr drive (northern NY)
3/30/18 report
Base 6 – 7″
Some regrooming on Saturday
40 KM open

Mountaintop Inn & Resort, Chittenden VT
5 hr drive (central VT)
3/30/18 report
Base 4 – 24″
12 KM groomed and trackset
Saturday is the last official day of the season

Rikert Nordic Center, Ripton VT
5 hr drive (central VT)
3/30/18 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)