Snow Report: Mad River Glen, Bromley Close Temporarily

Our miserable winter continues.

Welcome to February, historically the best month for eastern skiing. Will we finally find relief from this weak excuse for a winter?

Cold Temperatures and Snow Are in Our Future 

New England snowmakers must be looking at this weekend’s forecast with great anticipation, as it will allow them to crank the snowguns to 11. It’s still very early, but forecasters see some kind of winter storm event hitting the region next week not once, but possibly twice. This is great news for skiers and ski areas, as they desperately need fresh snow. 

Bad Weather Forces Two Resorts to Close Midweek

Bromley and Mad River Glen have canceled midweek skiing at their Vermont resorts. The two resorts are getting crushed this week by a combination of already thin snow cover and heavy rains. Bromley is optimistic about reopening on Friday, but Mad River Glen appears to be a bit more cautious in its outlook:

Due to unseasonably warm weather and eroding snow pack we have decided to suspend operations until the weekend. We plan…

Posted by Mad River Glen on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Adirondacks Hut-to-Hut Plan Advances

White Mountain adventurers fretting about the future of a new hut-to-hut system should look west to the Adirondacks where a plan to build one is being warmly received. Northeast Explorer posted on Tuesday that a proposal from the Adirondack Community-based Trails and Lodging Group is well on its way to happening. Hopefully, something similar happen will happen one day in the White Mountains.

Ticket Scalper Buys Mount Jefferson Ski Area

A ticket broker from Tewskbury has purchased the small Mount Jefferson Ski Area for an undisclosed price. Ken Zimmerman, owner of Bostonian Tickets, told the Bangor Daily News that he plans to turn the hill into a year-round resort, possibly as a venue for outdoor concerts. The Delano family has owned the resort since 1979, but decided the time was right to sell. The resort has not opened this winter because of the terrible winter season.