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First Snowfalls, Upcoming weather and Storms of winter 2023-2024. Storm snow totals, Observations and Predictions?

MidnightJester

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Snow lovers rejoice as the West Coast and Colorado are in for this "THANKS-giving" holiday storm systems path first. Followed then by the Northeast and Vermont which is in for a weather system to drop a bag of mixed precipitation. With 6"to10" of "SNOW" possible on a Northeast mountain top near you soon. Get your Gear ready : )~
Northeast and Vermont starts at 5:16

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Wildcat Mountain, NH -- Opening For The Season This Week!​


Another Vermont Ski Area To Open With Three Chairlifts This Week. It's official: Mount Snow, Vermont, is joining the party. The resort announced today that it will open for skiing and riding this Thursday, November 23rd.​

 
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Currently, the State of Vermont is having a better start to its ski season than some ski resorts out in the West. The ski resorts in Central and Northern Vermont have received some surprisingly major snowstorms over the past couple of days. While some mountains saw a bit of rain with the system on Sunday night through Monday morning (November 26-27), this wet snowstorm was a base builder, which is a promising sign for November.

The big winner from this storm system was Jay Peak, which recorded 15″ of snow from Sunday night to Monday


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MidnightJester

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Ullr and snow lovers rejoice as "Multiple" Cold Blasts & Snowstorms Are Headed To The East. Take the grain of salt with this prediction : ) Mountain elevation will be key as some of this moisture is coming with warmth and set for mixed precipitation including possible sleet and ice.​

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Jay has received a bunch of snow but is closed mid week. Stowe and Sugarbush big winners. The ‘Bush got 2’ since last week and is opening natural trails. They went from least open to most in 48 hours!
 

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Jay has received a bunch of snow but is closed mid week. Stowe and Sugarbush big winners. The ‘Bush got 2’ since last week and is opening natural trails. They went from least open to most in 48 hours!
Bolton Valley got the goods too and are closed midweek - opened F/S/S...

we're going with another 6-10" (base to summit) as of this early morning report in the last 24 hours which brings us to over two feet at the summit since Sunday night!!!!

This week has been just kind of ridiculous at this point with the 12-15" that we woke up to on Monday morning as well.
 

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I think snow ridge got well over 2 feet. Don't think they're opening yet.
 

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Having this base is a huge boon for the rest of the season. Not gonna make it up to VT until mid-December or so but Jay and Bolton Christmas week should, knock on wood, be much better than last year's thin cover.
 

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Openings abound this weekend all over North America with new storm systems on the Horizon from Coast to Coast.
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But it's not just El Niño. As convenient as it would be to stop here, El Niño isn't the only factor influencing winter weather. Other ingredients could throw a monkey wrench into this snowfall scenario. One is the degree to which a pattern in the upper levels of the atmosphere known as the Greenland block occurs this winter. When high pressure aloft forms near Greenland, it blocks the west-to-east flow of the jet stream, forcing it to take a sharp southward plunge into the eastern U.S. This pattern delivers ample cold air from Canada and sometimes is an instigator for East Coast snowstorms.

Strong El Niño winters with frequent Greenland blocking (labeled as -NAO in the graph below) were much snowier than average in New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. But, as alluded to earlier, there were only three such winters since 1950 out of 9 strong El Nino winters. So those Greenland blocking/strong El Niño totals are biased somewhat by the prolific winter of 2009-10, which shattered records in the mid-Atlantic states.


By contrast, strong El Niños without much Greenland blocking were far less snowy than average along the I-95 corridor.

We are shooting for a winter with a Strong El Nino & -Nao with(Greenland blocking)
(25% more snow over Average.)
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Best Snow-hunting to all this Winter season : )~

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Multiple weather models and forecasts are slowly lining for a December that Direct Weather is predicting significant snowfall and super-cold temperatures during the month of December. They are predicting strong snowfall in the mountain regions of the Adirondacks of New York, the Green Mountains of Vermont, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and into Maine. Bigger snowfalls are far enough out that they’re hard to pin down and give a reliable forecast but it’s certainly encouraging to see weather patterns setting up that could bring significant snowfall during the early part of the 2023 / 2024 East Coast ski season.


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6:40 starts the Northeast
 
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There are fully open mountains and new openings all over North American now. So a tasting of what is considered open terrain with Trail counts this early in the season "week 5" around North America. These are considered lift serviced trails at some of the open ski mountains on 12/2/23. Hike to your delight for more trail fun.

updated this weekend Saturday 12/2/23 (open trail counts)

Mount Snow, VT 13/86

Stratton, VT 39/99

Magic Mountain, VT (open soon)

Okemo, VT -- 24/129

Killington Resort, VT -- 33/155

Sugarbush, VT -- 39/111

Bolton Valley, VT 21/71

Stowe, VT -- 32/127 (nearly 45 trails yesterday)

Smugglers Notch, VT 15/78

Jay Peak, VT 33/83

----------------NY open Ski Mountains thanks ZYK : ) -----------

Belleayre, NY -- 17/61

Gore Mountain, NY -- 12/110

Hunter Mountain, NY -- 11/66

Windham, NY -- 14/54

Whiteface Mountain, NY -- 12/94

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Sunday River, ME -- 23/135

Sugarloaf, ME -- 29/170

Saddleback, ME 10/68

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Wildcat ,NH -- 7/48​

Attitash, NH -- 3/76​

Loon Mountain, NH -- 18/73​

Mount Sunapee, NH -- 4/67​

Cannon, NH -- 16/97​

Bretton Woods, NH -- 12/98

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Breckenridge, CO -- 18/187

Vail, CO -- 34/278

Aspen Snowmass, CO -- 30/336

Winter Park Resort, -- CO 15/171

Beaver Creek, CO -- 10/150

Keystone Resort, CO -- 14/143

Steamboat, CO -- 12/181

Telluride, CO -- 8/147

Arapahoe Basin, CO -- 6/145

Loveland, CO -- 7/94

Wolf Creek, CO -- 86/144

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Mammoth Mountain. CA -- 20/175


Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe, NV -- 14/66


Solitude, UT -- 11/82

Park City, UT -- 11/346

Alta, UT -- 37/118


 
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Bad report for Winter Park. They actually have 15 of 171, close to 9 inches since 5 am at the stake, and a Blizzard forecast for tomorrow. Slow start but they should be ramping things up this week. Hopefully some of these storms make it across the country and feed the northeast as well.
 

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Rain, rain go away. Europe is getting hammered. Not going to be a dry winter. Plenty of time to settle into a nice snowy pattern, butt the ski economy needs it now.

No meow
 

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There are fully open mountains and new openings all over North American now. So a tasting of what is considered open terrain with Trail counts this early in the season "week 5" around North America. These are considered lift serviced trails at some of the open ski mountains on 12/2/23. Hike to your delight for more trail fun.

updated this weekend Saturday 12/2/23 (open trail counts)

Mount Snow, VT 13/86

Stratton, VT 39/99

Magic Mountain, VT (open soon)

Okemo, VT -- 24/129

Killington Resort, VT -- 33/155

Sugarbush, VT -- 39/111

Bolton Valley, VT 21/71

Stowe, VT -- 32/127 (nearly 45 trails yesterday)

Smugglers Notch, VT 15/78

Jay Peak, VT 33/83

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Sunday River, ME -- 23/135

Sugarloaf, ME -- 29/170

Saddleback, ME 10/68

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Wildcat ,NH -- 7/48​

Attitash, NH -- 3/76​

Loon Mountain, NH -- 18/73​

Mount Sunapee, NH -- 4/67​

Cannon, NH -- 16/97​

Bretton Woods, NH -- 12/98


----------------------update later at their noon-------------------------

Breckenridge, CO -- 8/187

Vail, CO -- 5/278

Aspen Snowmass, CO

Winter Park Resort, -- CO 6/171

Beaver Creek, CO

Keystone Resort, CO -- 8/143

Steamboat, CO

Telluride, CO

Arapahoe Basin, CO -- 1/145

Loveland, CO -- 3/94

Wolf Creek, CO -- 2/144

Mammoth Mountain. CA -- 4/175


Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe, NV -- 3/66


Solitude, UT -- 3/82

Park City, UT -- 7/346

Alta, UT -- ???/ ???


No love for NY or MA? 😉
 

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There are fully open mountains and new openings all over North American now. So a tasting of what is considered open terrain with Trail counts this early in the season "week 5" around North America. These are considered lift serviced trails at some of the open ski mountains on 12/2/23. Hike to your delight for more trail fun.

updated this weekend Saturday 12/2/23 (open trail counts)

Mount Snow, VT 13/86

Stratton, VT 39/99

Magic Mountain, VT (open soon)

Okemo, VT -- 24/129

Killington Resort, VT -- 33/155

Sugarbush, VT -- 39/111

Bolton Valley, VT 21/71

Stowe, VT -- 32/127 (nearly 45 trails yesterday)

Smugglers Notch, VT 15/78

Jay Peak, VT 33/83

----------------NY open Ski Mountains thanks ZYK : ) -----------

Belleayre, NY -- 17/61

Gore Mountain, NY -- 12/110

Hunter Mountain, NY -- 11/66

Windham, NY -- 14/54

Whiteface Mountain, NY -- 12/94

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Sunday River, ME -- 23/135

Sugarloaf, ME -- 29/170

Saddleback, ME 10/68

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Wildcat ,NH -- 7/48​

Attitash, NH -- 3/76​

Loon Mountain, NH -- 18/73​

Mount Sunapee, NH -- 4/67​

Cannon, NH -- 16/97​

Bretton Woods, NH -- 12/98

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Breckenridge, CO -- 18/187

Vail, CO -- 34/278

Aspen Snowmass, CO -- 30/336

Winter Park Resort, -- CO 15/171

Beaver Creek, CO -- 10/150

Keystone Resort, CO -- 14/143

Steamboat, CO -- 12/181

Telluride, CO -- 8/147

Arapahoe Basin, CO -- 6/145

Loveland, CO -- 7/94

Wolf Creek, CO -- 86/144

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Mammoth Mountain. CA -- 20/175


Mt. Rose - Ski Tahoe, NV -- 14/66


Solitude, UT -- 11/82

Park City, UT -- 11/346

Alta, UT -- 37/118


You forgot Pats Peak in NH.
 

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You forgot Pats Peak in NH.
So did I. That was where I cut my teeth. They do a great job with the snow and they pump A LOT of cash into the local economy. Excellent corporate citizens.

Edit: Best french fries south of Montreal.

Meow
 
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