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Disastrous start to the holiday ski season east of the Rockies

Disastrous start to the holiday ski season east of the Rockies

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

In Ontario, Blue Mountain Resort only has 1 of 42 runs open with temperatures hovering well above zero. With no snow and no skiing, Blue Mountain will reopen the mini-putt and zip-line instead. Check out the Blue Mountain live webcams at bluemountain.ca/winter_webcams.htm.

Quebec is usually colder and more reliable than Ontario, but no such luck this year! Mont Tremblant ski resort only has 15 of 96 runs open, heading into the holiday season. Nonetheless, the resort continues to be optimistic.

“Nothing’s better than to start the week with a day at the hill! We had 22 cm of fresh snow in the last days. Our devoted grooming team did an awesome work last night; they were able to groom entirely our skiable terrain. We are expecting mild temperatures and good visibility today at Mont-Tremblant, it seems like it’s going to be a great day for skiing!” says the Mont Tremblant website.

Further east, Mont Sainte Anne, just outside of Quebec City has only 11 runs open.

Ski resorts in the U.S. are faring even worse with even warmer temperatures. The list below shows that many resorts aren’t even open yet.

Connecticut

Mohawk Mountain - Plan to Open 12/26

Mt Southington – Plan to Open 12/26

Maine

Bigrock Mountain – Plan to Open 12/24

Black Mtn – Plan to Open 12/26

Hermon Mountain – Plan to Open 12/26

Lost Valley – Plan to Open 12/26

Mt Abram – Thu Reopen 12/19 variable machine groomed 6-18 base 3 of 54 trails 6% open, 1 of 5 lifts, Sun/Sun: 9a-4p Open Sat/Sun

Shawnee Peak – Reopen 12/19

Sugarloaf – Sat 6:38 am loose granular machine groomed 6-12 base 14 of 162 trails 9% open, 8 miles, 94 acres, 3 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri 8:30a-3:50p Sat/Sun: 8:30a-3:50p

Sunday River – Sat 9:48 am machine groomed 1-12 base 25 of 135 trails 19% open, 10 miles, 148 acres, 5 of 15 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 8a-4p Sat/Sun: 8a-4p

Titcomb Mountain – Plan to Open 12/24

Massachusetts

Blandford – Plan to Open 12/26

Catamount – Plan to Open 12/24

Otis Ridge – Plan to Open 12/26

Wachusett – Sat Reopen 12/20 machine groomed 1-12 base Mon-Fri: 9a-10p Sat: 8a-8p Sun: 8a-10p Open Fri-Sun

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New Hampshire

Attitash – Plan to Open 12/26

Bretton Woods – Sat 12:22 pm 1-3 new machine groomed 10-24 base 13 of 62 trails, 21% open, 6 miles, 106 acres, 5 of 10 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 8a-4p Dec 25: 10a-4p

Cannon Mountain – Sat 4:07 pm variable machine groomed 8-20 base 8 of 95 trails 8% open, 17 acres, 3 of 10 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p

Cranmore – Reopen 12/26 Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p

Granite Gorge – Plan to Open 12/23

Gunstock – Reopen 12/26

King Pine – Plan to Open 12/26

Loon Mountain – Sat 1:58 pm loose granular machine groomed 1-12 base 16 of 61 trails 26% open, 7 miles, 101 acres, 4 of 12 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 8a-4p

Mount Sunapee – Sat 2:16 pm machine groomed 1-18 base 5 of 66 trails 9% open, 2 miles, 20 acres, 1 of 11 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 8a-4p

Pats Peak – Fri Reopen 12/26 variable 1-12 base Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p Open Sat/Sun

Ragged Mountain – Sat 3:22 pm machine groomed 6-24 base 4 of 55 trails 7% open, 15 acres, 2 of 7 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p

Storrs Hill – Plan to Open 12/26

Waterville Valley – Sat 7:20 am machine groomed 10-12 base 6 of 50 trails 12% open, 18 acres, 4 of 11 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 8a-4p

Wildcat – Sat 2:58 pm 2 new variable machine groomed 6-18 base 7 of 48 trails 15% open, 3 miles, 45 acres, 2 of 5 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-3:30p Sat/Sun: 9a-3:30p

New York

Belleayre – Sat 4:17 pm machine groomed 12-20 base 1 of 50 trails, 2% open sm Thu/Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p Open Thu-Sun

Buffalo Ski Club – Plan to Open 12/26

Gore Mountain – Sat 4:23 pm 2 new variable 3-9 base 7 of 109 trails 14% open, 4 miles, 47 acres, 1 of 15 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 10a-4p Sat/Sun: 10a-4p

Greek Peak – Plan to Open 12/22

Holiday Valley – Plan to Open 12/20

Hunter Mountain – Fri Reopen 12/26 loose granular machine groomed 6-48 base 4 of 58 trails, 7% open, 1 of 10 lifts, Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p Open Fri-Sun

Maple Ski Ridge – Plan to Open 12/26

Plattekill – Plan to Open 12/26

Swain – Plan to Open 12/24

Whiteface – Sat 5:16 am 1 new loose granular machine groomed 8-14 base 6 of 86 trails 7% open, 2 miles, 24 acres, 3 of 11 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 8:30a-4p Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p

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Osceola Tug Hill XC – Sat 6:10 am 13 new packed powder machine groomed 2-3 base 18 of 18 trails, 25 miles Mon-Fri: 10a-5p Sat/Sun: 10a-5p

Pennsylvania

Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin Woodlands – Plan to Open 12/25

Ski Big Bear – Plan to Open 12/26

Vermont

Bromley Mountain – Reopen 12/21

Jay Peak – Sat 12:31 pm machine groomed 10-30 base 3 of 78 trails, 4% open 2 miles, 30 acres, 1 of 9 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p

Killington – Sat 7:10 am machine groomed 8-12 base 20 of 155 trails 13% open, 7 miles, 68 acres, 6 of 22 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 8a-4p

Magic Mountain – Plan to Open 12/26

Mount Snow -Sat 6:42 am 3 new machine groomed 6-12 base 5 of 85 trails 6% open, 5 miles, 52 acres, 3 of 20 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 8a-4p

Okemo Mountain -Sat 6:55 am machine groomed 8-14 base 16 of 121 trails 13% open, 7 miles, 109 acres, 4 of 20 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 8a-4p

Q Burke Mountain – Plan to Open 12/26

Smugglers’ Notch – Sat 4:46 pm 1 new machine groomed 6-18 base 8 of 78 trails, 10% open, 30 acres, 2 of 8 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 8:30p-4p Sat/Sun: 8a-4p

Stowe – Sat 6:23 am variable machine groomed 6-18 base 21 of 116 trails, 18% open 8 miles, 90 acres, 6 of 13 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 8a-4p Sat/Sun: 7:30a-4p

Stratton Mountain – Sat 6:35 am 3 new machine groomed 6-14 base 9 of 97 trails, 9% open, 5 miles, 63 acres, 4 of 11 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4p

Sugarbush – Sat 6:41 am variable machine groomed 6-20 base 9 of 111 trails, 8% open 6 miles, 71 acres, 2 of 16 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p Sat/Sun: 9a-4p

Craftsbury Outdoor Center XC – Fri 10:10 am loose granular machine groomed 6-18 base 2 of 28 trails, sm Mon-Fri: 8:30a-5p Sat/Sun: 8:30a-5p

Kingdom Trails XC – Plan to Open 12/30

Rikert XC – Tue No Recent Information wet granular 2-6 base 1 of 30 trails Mon-Fri: 8:30a-4:30p Sat/Sun: 8:30a-4:30p

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