While it’s still officially fall for a nearly another week, a wintry forecast here for the mountains of the Northeast (like the one depicted here, for north-central VT) is a sight for sore skiers’ eyes. And while this is still just a forecast (Courtesy: NWS), it is one of many that have been trending toward [...]
By the skin of its teeth, SNOvember is living up to its name again this season. It kicked off on Saturday 11/3 with a solid dusting of snow at the higher elevations across the Northeast, and by mid-week, another round of fresh snow under bluebird skies was luring greater numbers of hungry skiers to sample [...]
After struggling to keep Superstorm Sandy from interfering with the lives of millions in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic regions (and dumping historic amounts of snowfall over the Central Appalachians in his attempt), Old Man Winter was finally able to shoe Sandy away this weekend. He also had enough energy remaining to deliver several inches of [...]
It won’t be long now before the first solid nor’easter of the season pulls enough cold air down from the north and let’s the snow fly across our northeastern mountains. Over the past decade, this scenario has consistently played out by mid to late October in the Northeast, and when we are lucky, the cold [...]
After a round of some really fun skiing through the Halloween period, some nice warm weather has all but wiped out our natural snow pack for the time being. And until Old Man Winter comes back around and settles in for a few good months, we have images like this to remind us of how [...]
10/31 UPDATE (Look below for a few more photos from skiing in central VT over the weekend. The historic October snowstorm produced over two feet of snow in some parts of Western MA and southern NH. Closer to home here in central VT, we picked up a bit less than that, but the skiing was [...]
It’s amazing how quickly the skiing and snow conditions can turn around. It’s also amazing how deep and light and fluffy the powder snow in December can be. If you have not already been getting out there to enjoy the snow, now is the time. Before long, Deepcember will give way to good ol’ December. [...]
by Brian Mohr David Olilla, who calls the playful mountains of Michgan’s Upper Peninsula home, is onto something revolutionary. He’s now producing a ski that many of us here in the northeast have been dreaming about for years. It thrives in thin-cover/ice-free conditions common in the very early or very late season, and in many [...]
On Monday (11/8), while rain, sleet and freezing rain cancelled schools in the valleys, a thin layer of fresh “snow” in the mountains took the edge off the weekend’s crust at all but the highest elevations.
Snow goblins and ghosts – We see them often in the mountains. This one seems to be a rather friendly one… Is it Ullr- the Norse God of Snow in disguise? Could it be smiling because it was snowing again in the mountains of the northeast this weekend? Happy Halloween!
The first significant snow-producing nor’easter of the 2010-11 season dumped 10-30+″ of heavy snow over the highest mountain areas of the Northeast this weekend (VT’s Greens and NY’s Adirondacks, especially), and skiers have been out since Friday (10/15) morning embracing the return of our good friend Old Man Winter. Here are a few images from [...]
It was exactly one year ago when northeastern skiers were making their first turns of the season on our local ski hills and higher elevation pastures. Over 6″ of snow fell at the higher elevations (just enough to coat skiers’ favorite moss- and grass-coated hillsides), and when the fog and clouds cleared, it was a [...]