Jackson Ski Touring Foundation in Jackson, N.H., Windblown Cross Country Center in New Ipswich, N.H., and Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vt., all report excellent conditions.

They are but a sampling of cross country centers across the Northeast, almost all of which have ample snow on their trails, and lots of kilometers open.

Jackson Ski Touring Foundation reports fresh snow and grooming operations under way.

Thom Perkins, executive director of Jackson, says the Ellis, Wave, Wentworth, Yodel, Eagle, South Hall, and Maple Mountain trails are in excellent shape, with terrain opening steadily.

He also invited people to try out the new snowshoe trails at the end of Carter Notch Road.

Irene Jenks, who operates Windblown with her family, reports all trails open, and most groomed.

She has seen many winters in Southern New England, however, so urges people to get out and enjoy the conditions that exist now across the region.

"Hopefully this is only the beginning of a long winter of great powder skiing, but nothing is guaranteed," she said. "These great conditions could be short lived. Time to get out!"

The Trapp Family Lodge has 100km of trails open, with 60 of them groomed for skate and classic skiing. 

More information: Jackson Ski Touring Foundation or call 603-383-9355; Windblown or call 603-878-2869; Trapp Family Lodge or call 800-826-7000. See the video below about Jackson Ski Touring Center.