Mar. 6 ski conditions + weekend outlook

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Summary

I could be wrong, but I don’t think we’re going to get skiable conditions downstate in the remaining few weeks of the season. Stump Sprouts pulled the plug on their ski season on the 4th, and Brattleboro Outing Club on the 5th.

Olaf the snowman is disappointed
You promised we’d go skiing!

But once you make the commitment to go north, who’s keeping it going? I’d say Lapland Lake, Timber Creek, Gore Mountain, and Garnet Hill, for starters. Prospect Mountain, at a lower latitude, was a bit more affected by melt-and-refreeze, so they need to regroom the upper trails to be in shape for the weekend. Notchview is gritting their teeth and hanging on.

More info

Nighttime temperatures will be below freezing for the weekend, so ski centers with decent snow cover should be able to groom something out of it.

Further north, all the popular ski centers in the High Peaks and White Mountains have good cover and trail conditions. Meanwhile up in Ripton Vermont, Rikert got a couple of inches of fresh snow, so they’re skiing in mid-winter conditions.

BETA report updated today (Friday) states: “Looks like a great weekend for skiing.  An inch of new snow Wednesday night on top of a foot or more of solid base means everything is skiable.”

Side note: in Osceola, as part of the impending closure, deposits have been put down on three of nine parcels up for sale.

Hit up the link or nav menu item ‘State of the touring centers‘ for reported conditions.

Today I’ll widen the graphic to show a ‘500-mile’ view, so you can dream about the snowpack in the Laurentians northwest of Montreal and Gatineau park outside Ottawa. Or the deep woods of remote Maine.

Forecast

Today (Friday), light rain downstate, and snow north of the all-too-familiar Albany and MA-VT/NH border. The snow will taper off overnight, lingering into Saturday morning only in central NY. At best, the snow will be a dusting or a touch-up.

Daytime temperatures Saturday- 20s to 30s to the north of Albany, mid 30s to upper 40s on south to the NYC metro. Sunday will be very spring-like, with daytime temps from 40 to 50 in the north and to the upper 50s in the NYC area.

Monday will be the warmest day of the next five to six days: upper 30s to upper 50s in the north and into the upper 60s in NYC. Chance of precipitation for the northeast on Monday, starting in the north, and will last in one form or another through the midweek.

Tuesday, temps will be a degree or two cooler, and rain is very likely. Winds could be intermittently gusty at the higher elevations. Wednesday, areas north of Albany will be in the mid 30s to upper 40s; Thursday, freezing to mid 40s. Likelihood of precipitation will increase for Thursday, and could shift over to snow in the northern areas by sometime Wednesday evening.

Author: cfski

Living in the NYC area means watching for skiable conditions.