Beginning to look a lot…

… better than it is. But now we have a base. And some of us will have a white Christmas.

Snow in trees at Viking Nordic Center, Londonderry Vermont
“It’s pretty but it isn’t enough” – Viking Nordic Center, Dec. 19 2021

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Considering we’re starting with zero base everywhere, this is so much better– at least some terrain is available for skiing. However, bring your rock skis and caution advised.


BETA report as of 12/19 is “Yes Virginia, It Will Be A White Christmas”, and some smoother trails should be skiable.

Hit up ‘State of the touring centers‘ or in the menu above for reported conditions as of today, except where noted in the details. Note that the new Trailhub is having some teething problems, as what the center says in their written description doesn’t always match well with what the app shows.

Snow depth graphic below.

Snow depth northeast US, Dec. 19 2021 (NWS) , with ski centers marked
Snow depth northeast US, Dec. 19 2021 (NWS) , with ski centers marked


Possible snow in the very far north country and NEK Monday night, but pretty dry otherwise until… Christmas Eve, when the northeast could get a storm. However, there’s a lot of uncertainty in the forecast and the probability of precipitation.

Daytime high temperatures will start the week in the 20s up north and low 40s around NYC, but by Christmas Day we’ll see them reach the low 30s up north and in the upper-40s in the Tristate area down south. Coolest daytime temps at higher elevations in the Adirondacks, Green and White Mountains.

Cross your fingers and hope the forecast goes toward the cooler end with some snow!