Snowless downstate, skiing upstate

Despite warm weather early in the week, trails and touring centers within day-trip distance are still skiing. A dusting of snow across the Northeast overnight ended a 328-day snowless streak, and leaves the NYC record of 332 days set in 2020 intact.

In any case, cold weather at the end of the week and the first part of the weekend will keep things going. Get some skiing while you can.

This post is about conditions for Feb. 1, 2023, and forecast for the next few days. See jump links to Conditions and Forecast.


Freeze-thaw cycles over the past few days have made things tough for groomers, who have to break up the refrozen trails each day. Morning conditions have been ‘firm and fast’. Things will only get a bit firmer and a bit faster, as colder weather is coming for the end of the week.

Hit up ‘State of the touring centers‘ or in the menu above for reported conditions as of today. Snow depth graphic below:

Snow depth northeast US, Feb. 1, 2023 (NWS) , with ski centers marked
Snow depth northeast US, Feb. 1, 2023 (NWS) , with ski centers marked


Remember, temperatures in the 30s make it brisk, 20s are cool, teens are chilly, single-digits are cold, and below zero is freezing.

By Saturday, we in the downstate region will feel cool, while those in the far northern areas will find the weather authentically cold. Maybe even freezing at higher elevations. Chance of snow showers for the weekend, but not much accumulation beyond places that are directly downwind of lake-effect snow

The first half of next week looks to be considerably warmer, with daytime temperatures above freezing for the entire northeast by Tuesday. We may see some wintry mix or rain across southern New York and New England, and some snow in the far north.

Total snowfall forecast through Feb. 4 2023 (NWS)
Total snowfall forecast through Feb. 4 2023 (NWS)