At Gore, little additional terrain has been added over the past 5 or so days as snowmaking crews have focused on resurfacing wind-scoured trails rather than expanding the open trail count. I expect to have a first-hand account of conditions Friday or Saturday.
I also expect to have a cross-country skiing report tomorrow from Mount Van Hoevenberg, where conditions have been excellent for the past few weeks. Closer to home, Garnet Hill and Lapland Lake missed out on the recent storm but are open with limited skiing: 15K of groomed intermediate and beginner trails at Garnet Hill, and a few K of skiing directly on snow-covered Woods Lake at Lapland.
The weather is expected to moderate for a few days heading into the holiday weekend, with temperatures possibly hitting 40 or so Friday and Saturday. There is the possibility of showers late Saturday, but not a widespread rain event. Temperatures will head below freezing Sunday and next week, and at this point no significant snow is in the forecast.
Photo credit: Killington, Dec. 27