Monday February 5: advance bets for the week

Summary

Although the metro NYC area is still lacking, there’s skiing in them hills! Prospect Mountain is the closest, followed by Brattleboro Outing Club. Everything north of that in NY and VT is open. Oscela, the usual champ in snowfall got beaten this weekend by Wild Wings which got 13″ of new snow.

Temps in the northeast will be falling through the week before turning upward again for Saturday and Sunday. A storm coming from the west could bring snowfall to the southern Adirondacks and southern VT on Wednesday. See the infographic at bottom of this post.

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Wednesday January 31 ski conditions

Summary

Daytime temps will be above freezing throughout much of the Northeast on Thursday before dropping to the 20’s and even teens on Friday and Saturday. The groomers will have to make a granular surface out of the refrozen snow they have. There’s no major snowstorms in the forecast, but even a bit of white stuff can help refresh the base and make the skiing a bit more pleasant.

Osceola is looking to be in pretty good shape, while Lapland Lake, Garnet Hill, and Cascade in NY, and Grafton Trails, Okemo, and Wild Wings in VT are soldiering on with at least 10k open as of midweek.

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Wednesday January 24 ski(?) conditions

Summary

Daytime temps are above freezing across the entire region and will stay that way through the weekend. Everything south of Albany has closed their trails. There’s a chance that Mt. van Hoevenburg will still have some trails open this weekend, and Osceola Tug Hill may actually get some new (wet) snow. As of midweek Lapland Lake is hanging on with a thinning base. Even in Minneapolis where the XC Master’s is going on, temps similar to the eastern US. But at least they got 7″ of new snow on Monday.

It’s looking like:

palapa on barren beach
We’re not having fun here

Outlook for week of Jan. 30

The 10-day forecast shows temps going back below freezing next week, but popping above for Groundhog Day weekend.

Bike, hike or whatever. Make what you can out of what you got.