Terrific spring skiing through the weekend

Minnewaska groomers never say ‘die’, and have kept a trail groomed for the downstate skier with a half-day to get out there. Mother Nature has left the downstate region out to (ahem) dry while granting a plentiful refresh of snow up north.

For those who can travel just a bit further, the conditions are excellent. Firm and a bit icy before mid-morning and in the late afternoon, but in the heart of the day, trails soften to nice corn snow.

This post is about conditions for Mar. 8, 2023, and forecast for the next few days. See jump links to Conditions and Forecast.


Cool temperatures and a blessed lack of rain have made for what some areas call ‘mid-winter in March’, and others ‘spring skiing’. Either side of that report sounds great, for a week that has very good conditions across a wide area. Brutal not to be on vacation, but the weather could keep trails in decent condition well into next week.

BETA report of today says: “5-7″ of new snow last weekend, and skiing is great”

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, Mar. 8, 2023 (NWS) , with ski centers marked
Snow depth northeast US, Mar. 8, 2023 (NWS) , with ski centers marked


Cool, almost wintry weather for the far north, and more springlike conditions as you move southward.

Chance of snow for interior portions of downstate and southern New England Friday evening into Saturday. Rain along the coast.

A coastal low-pressure system will bring precipitation into the region Saturday, but the forecast is too ‘complex’ at this time for reliable forecasts. At the moment it looks like there’ will be a mix of snow, wintry mix, and rain Starring Sunday night, with changeovers in the interior and elevated ares to all snow starting last Monday and into Tuesday. Light snow could continue into Wednesday.

Daytime tempsThursday 3/9Friday 3/10Saturday 3/11Sunday 3/12Monday 3/13Tuesday 3/14Wednesday 3/15
Northern NY, VT, NHLow-20s to mid-30sLow-20s to mid-30sLow-29s to upper-30sMid-20s to upper-30sMid-20s to upper-30sLow-20s to mid-30sLow-20s to low-30s
NYC metro and coastal New EnglandMid- to upper-40sLow- to mid-40sUpper-30s to mid-40s40s40sUpper-30s to mid-40sMid-30s to low-40s