Santa Delivers Pre-Holiday Powder To New England Resorts
Santa delivered an early Christmas present of more than three feet of snow on slopes throughout New England over the past week. And as a stocking-stuffer, cold temperatures wrapped up with all that new snow, allowing for round-the-clock snowmaking.
So if you’re dreaming of a White Christmas, New England resorts are set to deliver a significant amount of open terrain for the upcoming holiday break.
Vermont’s Killington Resort was one of the big winners this week piling up 22 inches during the two-day storm, and bringing its seven-day snow total to 26 inches. Expect 80+ open trails at the Beast of the East heading into this weekend. Just down Vermont’s Route 100, Okemo Mountain Resort picked up 16 inches of snow and continues to expand terrain on a daily basis.
In northern Vermont, Smugglers' Notch received 19 inches from the latest storm, bringing its seven-day total to more than three feet of new snow. Burke Mountain received almost three feet of snow this week, and nearby Jay Peak reported three feet over the past week as well.
The heavy snow also buried resorts throughout New Hampshire, with Bretton Woods and Waterville Valley each receiving 15 inches from the latest storm. Cranmore picked up eight inches of new snow, and combined with fresh snow the prior weekend, continues to open terrain on a daily basis. Mount Sunapee received more than a foot of snow, and Gunstock, picked up seven inches.
In Maine, Sunday River received 17 inches and Sugarloaf picked up 10 inches from the latest storm. They will be joined by six more areas this weekend. Lost Valley opens Friday, followed by Bigrock, Lonesome Pine Trails, Mt. Abram, Shawnee Peak, and Titcomb.