It’s terrific skiing weather

3/5 update:

For the first time in over a month, Fahnestock Winter Park is open for skiing! No tracks and lake trail is closed, but sufficient for purpose.

Minnewaska is open and grooming. Mohonk is likewise open, although a skier yesterday reported some bare spots and boot tracks from walkers. High Point in NJ and Winding Trails in CT are also open. For your moment of bliss, an Instagram pic from Mohonk late last week:

Hit the ‘State of the touring centers’ above for more info about each area. Some TBD’s in the list are areas that will open Wednesday or possibly later. Click the dots to get details. Spring conditions will prevail in the downstate region, but from western MA and north it’ll be more like midwinter ski conditions until Friday. Read the original post below for a preview of weather for the week and weekend.

Another 'Wow' day at Wild Wings
Another ‘Wow’ day at Wild Wings

Because it’s encouraging to see all the green dots for places with Good Skiing, here’s the snow depth map:

Snow depth 2019-0305
Snow depth in Northeast US Mar 5

Original 3/4 post:

Elsa and snowflake
Thanks Elsa!

Come and get it! Fahnestock will be open at 10am Tuesday. Mohonk and Minnewaska were grooming today, but the snow is very wet- it might have been better if they’d waited for the water to drop out of the snow. The freezing temps tonight will help set up the snow for better grooming in the morning.

Starting tonight through Thursday we’ll have below-freezing temperatures and partly cloudy/sunny conditions in the Hudson Valley. Daytime temps at Fahnestock will be in the mid-twenties; high teens to mid-twenties at Minnewaska. It’ll be mid-winter skiing conditions during the week. Great for skate or classic.

By Friday the daytime will warm up above freezing, and the snow will have corned up and it’ll be spring conditions for skiing.

I’ll update touring center conditions tomorrow.