Ski areas are open!
Of course there are COVID protocols in place, so the Times Union has put together a handy sheet that will be updated through the season as needed:
Forecast Outlook - Friday 19 February
We're ending the holiday week with some powder through the day Friday. The Berkshires and Catskills will do a little better than their northern cousins but everyone will have a nice fresh coat of snow through the day and into the evening.
Bundle up on Saturday, it'll be pretty cold with a northwest wind not helping that cause. Sunday will be the better of the two days with more sunshine and less wind.
A little more snow shows up Monday but at least for now, no big storms are in the forecast.
**Always a good idea to call ahead to your mountain of choice to verify their conditions and status**
Hunter reports 8/12 lifts for 47/65 trails on a 36" base
Windham reports 8/11 lifts for 44 trails
Gore reports 12/14 lifts for 75/110 trails on a 11-32" base
Whiteface reports 9/13 lifts for 79/90 trails on a 34-42" base
West Mountain reports all 31 trails open
Ski Butternut reports all 22 trails open via 9/10 lifts
Jiminy Peak has 8 day lifts open for day skiing, 5 for night; 43 day trails, 21 night trails on a 24-60" base
Berkshire East is running 4/5 lifts for 29/32 trails on an 10-40" base
Bousquet Mountain is running 2 lifts for 12 trails and is also open for tubing
Catamount Mountain is running 6/6 lifts for 33/39 trails on an 18-32" base
XC skiers, Ski Vermont has a list of areas in their state. You'll see them halfway down the page.
Albany.com's article on Cross-Country Skiing Hotspots in the Capital Region has some great suggestions that are not far away in any direction.
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