Ski forecast 2/24-3/1: Warmer air returns to finish February

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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.

SUMMARY

The massive cold snap felt across most of the Northeast is coming to an end. The transition to March is always an interesting one with large swings in temperatures and a freeze/thaw cycle that can lead to serious ice on the slopes. No significant snowstorms are expected over the next week heading into March, but a larger storm system for the second half of March is definitely still in the cards.

Bristol Mountain

The slopes have cashed in on 8″ of fresh snow over the last five days. Most of the runs are groomed and they are all open.

Website of Bristol Mountain conditions can be found here.

Holiday Valley:

One of the deepest snowpacks in Western New York, the resort at Holiday Valley is offering some great conditions for skiing and snowboarding. 128″ have fallen so far this season.

Website of Holiday Valley conditions can be found here.

Swain Resort:

Swain is completely open and there is four feet of snow on the summit.

Website of Swain Resort conditions can be found here.

Greek Peak:

Located in Cortland, Greek Peak is doing well with a base of over a foot.

Website of Greek Peak conditions can be found here.

OTHER RESORTS:

Gore Mountain: 70/122 runs available. “Mild temps continue today- join us for a comfortable day on the slopes with plenty of runs, and even several glades, where you can let loose and enjoy your day! Who wants to catch some air?! Our park crew set up some awesome jumps, jibs, and rails for you to have fun on today- check out their lineup on Lower Sleighride and Wild Air. Our beginner park on Jibland is open with hiking access. Have you visited our nordic trail system at the Ski Bowl yet? Trails are open for cross-country skiing and snowshoeing 3-6pm today through Friday and access is included with season passes and lift tickets.

Killington: 155/163 runs available. “Snow showers and mild temperatures seem to be a theme this week, and the theme continues today. We recorded 2 more inches overnight- a nice boost to our already fantastic conditions. Temperatures could climb into the low 30s too, making for a very comfortable day to explore The Beast’s 1500 plus acres of open terrain. Killington snowmakers shut down the guns last night, leaving the surface conditions in the capable hands of Mother Nature and the Killington grooming team. The grooming team tackled about 75 trails overnight, but you might notice a few of your favorites didn’t make the list – with our consistent recent snowfall, sometimes the best grooming is no grooming at all. Cascade, Upper Chute, Lower Wildfire and Lower Skyelark will all be left au naturel for this morning.

Stowe Resort: 115/127 runs available. “Overnight our master groomers smoothed out 77 trails, including the powder trio Liftline- Hayride-Nosedive. Enjoy over 32.5 miles of soft and snowy packed powder corduroy resort wide. The Lower Standard terrain park is also freshly groomed with 12 freestyle features. Be sure to check out the fun learning features on Easy Street. Race training continues on Main Street Race, Slalom Hill, and Competition Hill.

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