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.

Friday January 19: ski conditions

Summary

Get your skiing in while you can! Variable amounts of snow in mid-Hudson and areas northwest of NYC mean some areas were able to re-open and others not. Warming temps make the weekend days precious for skiing, and the forecast for next week could go any which way (see infographic below).

Snocountry.com reworked their site so you can get a listing of all Cross-country ski areas in a given region on a single page. Much easier than before if you want to check specific areas across state lines. Snocountry Northeast cross-country ski area listing

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Friday January 5: ski conditions

Summary

Yesterday’s storm definitely left some snow, with the greatest accumulations east and northeast of NYC (see infographic at bottom). That said, enough came down on the mid-Hudson region to do the local skiers and daytrippers some good!

Looks to be very cold today and Saturday, with some wind as well. Cold temps and crisp snow, combined with considerable windblown drifting may mean slower skiing than would be ideal for skating, but nice for very old-style classic. Break out the wood skis and pine tar.

Sunday is looking to be a fine and gorgeous day for skiing and being outdoors. Enjoy.

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New Year’s Eve ski conditions

Skiing conditions at cross country ski areas near New York City

Snow conditions at XC skiing centers

Definitely some skiing around Albany area, the Berkshires, Catskills, and northward. Areas reported are sorted by approximate drive time from NYC. Have fun and a safe and healthy New Year.

nb: All drive time estimates based on leaving uptown Manhattan. Current conditions reports from snocountry.com, trailhub.org or ski area website reports.

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