The next week will be dominated by below average temperatures and a lack of additional snowfall. The good news is that temperatures at or below average will preserve the snow surface, and with most ski areas at 90–100 percent open, it’s tough to ask for much more than consistently cold weather.

That said, snowfall across northern New England is only at about 80–90 percnet of average, so it would be nice for a few more storms to dump additional powder on the region. The chances of that happening in the next week are low, however, as the dominant storm track will stay south and east of New England.

Still, there will be times of light snowfall across the northern resorts as a few storms move quickly through the mountains from late this week through early next week. But because these northern storms will not merge with a stronger storm from the south, the chance of a large snowstorm is low.

The longer-range models are showing a better chance for significant snow starting around March 15th through at least the third week in March. So if you can endure the chilly yet dry weather of the next week, there might be some powder at the end of the tunnel.

Joel Gratz is a Meteorologist and the creator of OpenSnow.com.