Word on the street is that winter has officialy arrived on the east. Over the last 24 hours, southern elevations and many northern resorts throughout Vermont have received several inches of new snowfall in a series of short, extremely localized storms.

Forecasters are calling for more snow as we roll into 2012, possibly bringing some mixed, wintry precipitation as the temps warm over New Year's Eve weekend. While the wetter preciptation isn't ideal for powder hounds, it will help to increase the base that has up until recently relied strictly on man-made snow.

Here are some photos and snowfall totals from the last 24 hours:


[R119R, Killington] and [R319R, Pico] Mountains picked up 10" of new snow. Photo Courtesy of Killington Resort.

[R304R, Okemo Mountain Resort]: 2-3"

Middlebury Snow Bowl: 4-6"


[R429R, Stowe] picked up 6-8" and opened several trails Thursday on natural snow only. Photo Courtesy of Stowe Mountain Resort.

[R192R, Jay Peak Resort]: 6-8"

[R435R, Sugarbush]: 9-12"


[R66R, Bolton Valley] got 9-10" of snow during the latest storm. Photo Courtesy of Bolton Valley.

This video was shot at [R395R, Smugglers' Notch] where they got 10-12" of snow. Video by Hugh Johnson.