While Connecticut got the lion’s share of snow from this week’s nor’easter, most northern New England also picked hefty amounts of snow.
That means those heading up north for the Martin Luther King weekend will find prime conditions with most trails open. That’s a big change from a week ago when trail counts dipped below the 50 percent mark at some resorts. In fact, Mad River Glen in Vermont was closed about a week ago but has comeback after receiving nearly three feet of snow in the last six days.
Even more impressive is the 41 inches Killington in central Vermont got in the last five days.
This weekend there is also more snow in the forecast with light snow likely, daytime temperatures in the teens and 20s and light winds.
Stratton in southern Vermont is reporting 91 out of 92 trails open with 78 groomed. Stratton will celebrate the open terrain with fireworks Saturday night.
Okemo, also in Vermont, also expects to have 100 percent of its terrain for the weekend.
What’s also good is that it’s still early in the season with plenty of time to make plans to go skiing or snowboarding up north, but right here in Connecticut as well.
Or maybe up into Massachusetts where areas like Butternut, Catamount and Jiminy got nearly two feet of snow.
Jiminy got up to 32 inches of fluffy snow this week allowing it to open its 44 trails.
Because it’s a holiday weekend, ski areas will be charging higher prices for lift tickets; lower prices kick in on Tuesday.
While the MLK is a holiday period, it’s not as busy as Christmas/New Years or Presidents Week. And there are more specials than any other holiday time. Okemo is offering an online three-day ticket that can save $50 off the regular price.
It doesn’t get better than this in New England … get out and enjoy it … I’m lovin’ this winter!