A cold front has allowed snowmaking to resume across the state. Thank goodness! And a little bit of fresh snow has fallen over the last two days at higher elevations.
Inconsistent temperatures have forced a couple ski areas to push back their opening dates. Cochran's Ski Area is pushing its opening day back to December 22. Magic Mountain also changed its opening date; it's now December 21. Both ski areas are making snow now.
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At least a couple of Nordic skiing centers are also making snow to allow for limited cross-country skiing. They include Craftsbury, Trapp Family Lodge and Grafton Ponds. The New York Times recently wrote about the snowmaking trend for Nordic centers. <link http: travel.nytimes.com travel external-link-new-window>You can read the article here.
It looks like evening temperatures should allow snowmakers to remain busy this week. Bring on the cold! Oh, and please bring on the natural snow!
Above, snowmaking at Mount Snow. Courtesy of Mount Snow's Facebook page.
Above, snowmaking at Jay Peak. Courtesy of Jay Peak's Facebook page.