While the west remains dry, the East Coast is bracing for a historic, record-breaking blizzard that may drop 20 to 30 inches of snow in New York City and Boston. The National Weather Service has issued a "blizzard warning" to 29 million people from New Jersey up to the Canadian border with the snow starting on Monday and continuing into Tuesday. And while we know that things will be deep in the cities, just how much snow will the ski areas see?
We checked in with our favorite meteorologists from Open Snow to assess just how much snow the northeastern ski areas would see from this storm. Here are the forecasted totals:
From the Vermont & Northern New York Daily Snow:
· Southern VT (Mount Snow, Stratton, Okemo, etc.): 12-18"
· Central VT (Killington, Pico, Sugarbush, etc.): 6-12"
· Northern VT (Jay, Stowe, Smuggs, Burke, etc.): 4-8"
· Northern NH (Whiteface, Gore, etc.): 3-6"
From the New Hampshire & Maine Daily Snow:
· Southern NH (Crotched, Pat's Peak, Granite Gorge, etc.): 16-24"
· Western and Central NH (Dartmouth, Ragged, Gunstock etc.): 10-16"
· White Mountains (Cannon, Attitash, Cranmore, Wildcat, etc.): 12-18", lower end for northern Whites, higher end for southern
· Western Maine (Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Saddleback, etc.): 10-16"
The best news for skiers? This snow is going to be nice, low density snow. Expect cold temperatures, a fair amount of wind, and lots and lots of champagne powder. Get out there!
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