Conditions 1/17

Summary

A welcome refresh of snowfrom Lake Ontario across the middle portion of Vermont dropped anywhere from 2″ to about a foot of snow so far.

Expect good skiing on MLK day, BUT it also looks like some touring centers have capacity restrictions in effect. Check the area’s website for more details and contact before undertaking any long drive.

Conditions

Snowfall ranged from 2″ to about 12″ overnight, and some specific areas got about a 1-1/2 feet. The greatest accumulation seems to have been along an west-to-east band, putting large accumulations on the Tug Hill plateau, southern Adirondacks, and higher elevations of mid-Vermont. Several inches made got dropped on the White Mountains as well.

BETA report confirming wet snow on warm ground during Saturday, so it will get crusty as the temperature drops Sunday. Awaiting word on Minnewaska, but so far it sounds like they got rain. Snowfall continues today in some areas.

Hit up ‘State of the touring centers‘ or in the menu above for reported conditions as of Jan. 17, except where noted in the details. Snow depth graphic below:

Snow depth northeast US, Jan. 17 2021 (NWS) , with ski centers marked
Snow depth northeast US, Jan. 17 2021 (NWS) , with ski centers marked

Author: cfski

Living in the NYC area means watching for skiable conditions.