Ski Forecast: 1/12 through 1/19 – Brief warmth before a longer cold stretch to finish January

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ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) – Below is the updated forecast for a few of the regional ski slopes in the area. This post will be updated fully every Tuesday, but expect a few minor updates as the week goes along.


Some warmer air is about to work across the Northeast that will melt a bit of snow at the slopes, but the good news is colder air is on the way by the weekend and into early next week. As of now it does not look like this cold air will come with any significant snow, but it is a more positive pattern that could result in more opportunities for natural snow. The model below shows some snows for the hills of Vermont and New Hampshire, but no significant snows for Western New York. There may be a bit of lake effect that kicks in by early next week, but the wind direction will be very important in seeing how this snow lines up.

Bristol Mountain

A mixture of machine groomed and packed powder, Bristol is slowly expanding the number of runs available. All lifts are open except the Galaxy Express lift. The slopes will be battling a bit of warmer air to finish the week, but should be able to continue snow operations during the last week of January.

The Galaxy webcam on Tuesday shows a bit of fog across the mountain.

Website of Bristol Mountain conditions can be found here.

Holiday Valley:

The primary surface is machine groomed man-made snow as the region has had 42″ of snow on the season. The tubing park and mountain coaster are closed, but the x-country trails are open.

Website of Holiday Valley conditions can be found here.

Swain Resort:

The resort has now been open for over three weeks. The mountain has packed powder and a few loose granular surfaces.

Website of Swain Resort conditions can be found here.

Greek Peak:

Located in Cortland, Greek Peak is able to make snow as daytime temperatures have held below freezing. Warmer temperatures will cause some issues by the second half of the week, but a cold blast should help heading into February.

Website of Greek Peak conditions can be found here.


Gore Mountain: 36/122 runs available. Here is from the Tuesday conditions update: “The trails are skiing so well, and there’s a ton of outdoor terrain to explore. Our groomers are smoothing out just about every inch for a refreshing start for the week but, they’ll be leaving Hullabaloo ungroomed and filled with massive whalebacks for our experts!.”

Killington: 108/163 runs available. 89″ on the season so far with continued snowmaking conditions. The base is up to 30″.

Stowe Resort: 47/127 runs available. 71 inches of snow have fallen in the region so far this season. The resort is up to 37 percent of runs operational.

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