Where to ski and snowboard this weekend

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There’s a big change in the weather coming this weekend with the return of cold temperatures and some snow in Ski Country.

Several inches are snow are expected in the mountains of northern New England tonight through Saturday night. Temps will be in the single numbers Saturday night.

To be honest, Sunday’s going to kind of rough with temps in Vermont and New Hampshire in the teens and … blustery winds. Check out the High Peaks forecast.

Here’s what’s open this weekend and how much it will cost.

CONNECTICUT

Woodbury remains the only area open.

But that will change next weekend when Mohawk Mountain in Cornwall and Powder Ridge in Middlefield open next Friday. Powder Ridge has been closed for eight years. Details on its opening here.

MASSACHUSETTS

In northwestern Massachusetts, Jiminy will be open Saturday and Sunday, 9 am – 4 pm with 11 trails and 3 lifts. Terrain opening this weekend includes the lower portion of West Way, Grand Slam, Raccoon’s Den and Cricket. Lift tickets will be $49 for an all day, full mountain lift ticket or $26 for a lower mountain, novice area ticket

Other Bay State areas open include Wachusett and Ski Ward in eastern Mass.

Butternut and Catamount, just over the Connecticut border, will open next weekend.

VERMONT

Stratton, Sugarbush, Smugglers and Stowe start their season on Saturday.

Sugarbush: Seven trails across 4.9 miles including Organgrinder, Jester, Allyn’s Traverse, Downspout, Lower Downspout, Lower Jester and Coffee Run. Tickets prices are $59 for adults, and $49 for juniors (ages 7-17) and seniors (70+).

Stratton: Guaranteeing 11 trails for opening day! Terrain will include intermediate and advance runs on the upper mountain and beginner terrain off of the Cub Carpet. You can buy discount tickets here.

Stowe: The plan is to have intermediate and advanced skiing & riding available off of the FourRunner Quad on Mount Mansfield. They expect have skiing & riding for all ability levels over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, with the opening of beginner terrain at Spruce Peak. Open terrain for this upcoming weekend is expected to include Ridgeview, Upper Lord, Lord, Sunrise, Standard, Centerline, North Slope, Lower North Slope, Fifth Avenue & Crossover. Tickets are $68.

During peak season, Stowe will be charging $98 for a single-day lift ticket.

Okemo: There are 17 open for more than 7 miles of of terrain Ticket prices for the day will be: Adults (19-64 yrs.) $60, Young Adults (13-18 yrs.)/Seniors (65-69 yrs.) $53, and Juniors (7-12 yrs.)/Super Seniors (70+) $41. This weekend, it’s holding the annual ski and swap sale.

Love their snow report today: “It’s just a little wet out there, but you’re not the Wicked Witch of the West, right? You’ll be fine! Just put that snazzy garbage bag over your head, pop your arms out the side and you’ll take your level of steeze to a new high.”

Killington: The Beast has 25 trails open and it expects to add Lower East Fall, Cascade Runout, Snowshed, and the Canyon Quad Chair by Saturday morning. Rates are adults (19-64): $69; youth (7-18) $53 and seniors (65+): $58.

Mount Snow: Seven trails open with top-to-bottom skiing and riding, including all of Long John, both Carinthia and Main Base are accessible from the summit. Lift ticket prices for today will be $59 for adults (age 19-64), $49 youth/seniors (age 6-18, 65+), $5 for kids 5 and under, and $30 for a lower mountain lift ticket which provides access to Launch Pad/Discovery area.

Bromley: This weekend’s expansion will include Route 100 and Spring Trail, with an 80% chance of Corkscrew. Top-to-bottom runs. No work on how much they’ll charge. Last weekend it was 49 bucks for adults.

For more details, visit Ski Vermont

 NEW HAMPSHIRE

Still kind of early to make the haul to New Hampshaah, but  Bretton Woods is open with five trails.  Weekend price: $49 for all ages.

More Granite State areas will be open next week. For an update, check out Ski New Hampshire’s page here.

NEW YORK

Whiteface is open with five trails. Adult tickets are $60.

Gore Mountain will open this weekend.

Open after Thanksgiving will be Belleayre and Windham.

For more info and deals, visit iskiny,com

 

 

 

Jim Shay

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