The Snow is Finally Looking Good

The season seems to have turned the corner in terms of conditions.

It seems as if the season has finally turned the corner.

"I think it has and the message we are trying to get out there is — come to the mountains because there is plenty of snow," Catamount Vice President Rich Edwards said on Friday. "The base depths are good now and they became good in a hurry."

Temperatures have been cold enough overnight — generally in the mid-20s and below that — for snowmaking in the higher elevations for about two weeks.

Mother Nature has also been cooperating. A storm came through the Berkshires and into southern Vermont on Friday and dropped anywhere from 6 inches to a foot on the trails.

If you are thinking about heading out Sunday or Monday, here's a look at what is open within a two-and-a-half-hour drive from the Greater Hartford area.


• Sundown - 15 trails and base depths of 24 to 40 inches.
• Mount Southington - nine trails and base depths of a foot to 23 inches.
• Mohawk Mountain - 13 trails and base depths of 12 to 36 inches.
• Woodbury - a half-dozen trails and base depths of 15 to 30 inches.


• Jiminy Peak - 38 trails and base depths of 15 to 40 inches.
• Catamount - 25 trails and base depths of 16 to 32 inches.
• Butternut - 22 trails and base depths of 14 to 34 inches.
• Wachusett - 17 trails and base depths of 18 to 40 inches.


• Okemo - 72 trails and base depths of 26 to 32 inches.
• Stratton - 63 trails and base depths of 23 to 31 inches.
• Mount Snow - 36 trails and base depths of 14 to 34 inches.
• Magic Mountain - eight trails and base depths of 8 inches to a foot.
• Bromley - 27 trails and base depths of 10 to 20 inches.

Marilyn Croft January 15, 2012 at 11:28 AM
Snow looking good is a relative expression. BTW, does this mean the new ice rink might freeze up?
George Beiter January 15, 2012 at 02:32 PM
Still waiting for my rink to freeze up...but finally getting closer! Can't wait....keeping my fingers crossed for single digit temps, but I think that is going to be short-lived!
Jancie Glace January 17, 2012 at 11:17 AM
Oh, I am so looking forward to the town rink freezing. The kids have been positively spastic about using it. It's hard to keep them focused on their school work because of the excitement and anticipation. Girlfriend, this is one of the best ideas that's come down the pike in this town in a long time. My husband, John, is hoping the town installs a zip line ride from Mt. Southington to downtown for more rollicking family antics.
Mark V Walsh January 19, 2012 at 12:07 PM
Has anybody involved with our risk coverage and our insurer given any thought to the "attractive nuisance" (as they term a swimming pool in the legal and insurance trades) of that unfrozen pool of water? Normally, to keep kids from fooling around at a place where they could get injured (like a pool) the property owner puts up a fence to keep them at bay. Have we done this or is the Town standing naked with this risk of injury or death?


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