Despite the nasty conditions holiday travelers are battling through today, the Thanksgiving-eve storm has made for conditions at Northeast resorts that skiers and riders are truly thankful for. The storm has dropped up to a foot of snow in places throughout parts of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, and it continues to fall prompting new openings for the Holiday weekend.
Stowe opened today at 8 a.m. Photo Courtesy of Stowe Mountain Resort via Twitter (@StoweMtResort).
This morning Stowe spun up their new FourRunner Quad for eager skiers and riders who waited in line to grab runs in the 8-10" of new snow.
Snow piles up at the base of Okemo's Glades Peak Chair. Photo Courtesy of Okemo Mountain Resort.
Jay Peak awoke to 3+ inches and have another 3-4" on the way. Photo Courtesy of Jay Peak.
Opening Saturday, Nov. 26: Cranmore Mountain Resort
Further north in Maine, Sugarloafers are enjoying powder conditions for the second day of operations. The mountain has already added another trail to their open roster.
Down country, however, it's a much different story where resorts were dealt a wet hand. In the Mid-Atlantic, Snowshoe reported 2.5 inches of rain, rendering the conditions "unmanageable" and postponing their opening—originally set for Thanksgiving—until sometime next week.
Here's some images from the storm to enjoy with your turkey...
Bretton Woods opened on Nov. 22 and picked up some fresh powder overnight. Photo Courtesy of Bretton Woods.