It’s go time for New England skiers, as conditions are solid and will only get better into the weekend. 

The big story is a nor’easter that will move from the southeast along the coast to near Maine. Snowfall will start on Thursday morning and continue through Friday morning for the northern and eastern mountains. The highest snow amounts will be in the Catskills of New York, the Berkshires of Massachusetts, southern and eastern portions of Vermont and New Hampshire, and much of Maine. Storm totals will likely exceed 12” for some spots, and may get as high as 18”.

Over the weekend and through the Monday holiday, chances for snow will continue for northern New England, but new snow amounts will be light. Then another storm might move through Monday night and Tuesday, with moderate accumulations (possibly 6”) for central and northern New England.

Wrapping this all together, it appears that you should take a 5-day holiday weekend, skiing Friday’s powder, enjoying soft conditions on Saturday, Sunday and Monday, and then snagging a bookend powder day on Tuesday morning (maybe…it’s a long way out).

Wow. That would be a lot of skiing. But it would be worth it! 

Joel Gratz is a meteorologist and the creator of