Finale for 20-21 season

Summary

A number of touring centers decided on Wednesday or Thursday that the combination of warm temperatures and some rain expected didn’t warrant trying to stay open for one last weekend.

There’s still a wee bit of groomed trail skiing to eke out at places like Mt van Hoevenberg, Craftsbury, Jackson, and Prospect Mountain. Nonetheless the season is effectively over except for backcountry skiers willing to head to the far north and higher elevations.

While some cooler weather will come in for the first part of next week, there won’t be any chance of snow. Rain forecast for later next week along with temps above freezing day and night across the entire northeast.

Conditions

BETA report as of Thursday says backcountry trails still have cover and are skiable in spring conditions, with some possible bare spots on south-facing slopes. Up to 5′ of snowpack above 4000′.

Some touring centers had a pretty good year and posted the number of days they were open. I’ll try to capture the last gasps of this season and begin looking to summarize in April.

Hit up ‘State of the touring centers‘ or in the menu above for details, and shake your head over the grim state of the snowpack as of today:

Snow depth northeast US, Mar. 26 2021 (NWS) , with ski centers marked
Snow depth northeast US, Mar. 26 2021 (NWS) , with ski centers marked

Thanks for reading, and hope you got some good skiing in.

Author: cfski

Living in the NYC area means watching for skiable conditions.