The good news for the ski resorts is it has been awesome lately for snow making and natural snowfall. The pictures on the left-hand-side are courtesy Sugarbush, Killington, Whiteface, and Bolton in that order. I grabbed these off of Twitter, where the resorts are "tweeting" up a "storm" of excitement!
Rightfully so. The recent cloudy and cold weather has translated to 5-10 inches of fresh snow at the peaks of many area resorts. Temperatures in early November have been prime for snow making too. More and more resorts are opening their trails, albeit only mountain top skiing, here in early to mid November, all good news!
Another piece of good news is the weather forecast for Wednesday night (Nov.7) to Thursday (Nov.8) is for Vermont and New Hampshire ski resorts to get up to 3-5" more snow, especially those in the southern portions of each state. That forecast snow total is at the peaks too, with smaller amounts further down. This will help those early openers.
Now unfortunately there is some bad news for this outlook. Temperatures will start to rise above freezing Sunday and stay that way through Tuesday night. A strong warm front is going to lift north Saturday night, yielding a few light *rain* showers to the region at all levels. Then Sunday mountain temperatures will be in the 40s, then near 50 Monday and Tuesday of next week. I hope the snow can last through that short warm spell, as my forecast also includes rain on Tuesday/Tuesday night.
It's still very early in the season, with many resorts typically opening around Thanksgiving. Still though, it's looking promising after next Tuesday (13th of Nov.) for colder "snow-making-temperatures" through the rest of next week.
-Meteorologist Steve Glazier