Welcome to Northeast Snow Vermont Skiing Report for December 2nd
Bolton Valley – is currently closed with anticipated opening day of December 4th
Bromley Mountain – is currently closed
Burke Mountain – is currently closed with anticipated opening day of December 11th
Cochran’s Ski Area – is currently closed with anticipated opening day of December 11th
Jay Peak – open with 12 Trails and 9 Lifts
December’s looking to get off on a snowy foot with an inch falling so far, and this latest band of squalls just ramping up now predicted to leave behind an additional 1-3″. Throw in another round of snow showers expected tomorrow night along with the efforts of our snowmaking team, and we expect the trail count to rise for the weekend. (A nice way to start the month for all of us; a nice ‘Welcome Back’ to our friends from the north.)
Killington – open with 22 Trails and 3 Lifts
This week our primary focus is terrain expansion. Killington snowmakers and Mother Nature are teaming up to bring even more new terrain online for the weekend. With twenty-three inches of natural snow in the past week plus round-the-clock efforts from our mountain operations crews, The Beast is skiing and riding beautifully.
Rams head trails Timberline, Easy Street and Header will see continued snowmaking overnight until rising temperatures force the system off for a brief hiatus. They’ll be back at it tomorrow night to put the finishing touches on Rams head terrain before it opens this weekend. Rams head coming online means we’ll have beginner and learning terrain available by Saturday.
Mountain ops crews are still working to soften Superstar, transforming the fast and firm World Cup racecourse into terrain that’s more fun and forgiving for you and I, which is a multi-day process. We anticipate having this terrain open to the public by the weekend but stay tuned here for updates on our progress.
Mad River Glen – is currently closed with anticipated opening day of December 11th
Magic Mountain – is currently closed with anticipated opening day of December 18th
Middlebury Snow Bowl – is currently closed with anticipated opening day of December 18th
Mount Snow – open with 8 Trails and 4 Lifts
Okemo Mountain – open with 13 Trails and 3 Lifts
We have expanded our trail terrain today to thirteen trails! The new added trail is Mueller’s Run, continuing with Link, Drop off, Count Down, Upper World Cup, Lower World Cup, Lower Mountain Road, Route 103, Upper Sapphire, Upper Arrow, Lower Arrow, Fairway, and Open Slope. That’s 78 acres and 4.7miles of ski and ridable terrain to enjoy! Beginners should plan to ski or ride primarily in the base area as the upper mountain terrain in the early season is better suited for experienced skiers and riders.
Pico Mountain – is currently closed
Ski Quechee – is currently closed with anticipated opening day of December 18th
Smugglers’ Notch – open with 4 Trails and 1 Lifts
Stowe Mountain – open with 11 Trails and 4 Lifts
3 uphill lifts scheduled tomorrow: Four Runner Quad starting at 8am, Adventure Triple and Meadows Carpet starting at 9am. Over Easy Transfer Gondola 730am-5pm.
Base depths 12-30” with early season machine groomed conditions, though some fresh snow could be found blowing around today. 11 open trails, 9 will be groomed. Centerline and Lord Loop are to remain ungroomed.
Terrain expansion anticipated Friday with the opening of trails like Sunrise, Standard, T-Line and Crossover to Lower Liftline expected. Further expansion expected on Saturday with the opening of the Meadows Quad at Spruce Peak and the possibility of adding Tyro and/or Jake’s Ride trails on Mansfield depending on snowmaking efficiency before it warms up tomorrow.
Terrain off of the Four Runner Quad is for intermediate and advanced ability levels only, with all beginner terrain located at Spruce Peak.
Stratton Mountain – open with 20 Trails and 5 Lifts
Sugarbush – open with 10 Trails and 2 Lifts
Suicide Six Ski Area – is currently closed but anticipates opening soon
Weather forecast for next several Days
Today: A chance of rain and snow showers before 10am, then rain showers. High near 43. South wind 13 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Tonight: A chance of rain showers before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow showers between 10pm and midnight, then a chance of snow showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Southwest wind 10 to 17 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Friday: A 20 percent chance of snow showers before 8am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 26. Northwest wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph.
Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. West wind 5 to 11 mph.
Saturday: A chance of snow showers between noon and 5pm. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 27. Light and variable wind becoming west 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Saturday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 11. West wind 6 to 11 mph becoming light northwest after midnight.
Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 33. Light and variable wind becoming southeast 6 to 11 mph in the morning.
Monday: Rain and snow, becoming all rain after 8am. High near 46. South wind 9 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.