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A winter weather system will be moving into the area on Thursday dropping a wintry mix of snow, freezing rain, and sleet from New York to Maine.
The ski areas of Southern Vermont look to be in the bull’s-eye of the weather system but temperatures will need to remain cold to produce the desired effect. Right now the ski resorts of Killington, Stratton, Mount Snow and Magic Mountain sit right at the rain/snow line. If temperatures remain cold mountain peaks can see a foot or more of new snow by Saturday.
Killington: Killington is set to breaking 100 open trails by this weekend served by 12 lifts. Read official Killington Report
Colder temperatures at the ski resorts of northern Vermont including Stowe, Sugarbush, Smugglers Notch and Jay Peak should see their winter mix consist of more snow than rain or sleet. However, the storm is tracking to the south with the potential for greater snowfalls in southern Vermont if temperatures remain low.
Jay Peak: Jay could see is much is 6-12 inches of snow by Saturday morning.
NOAA Hazardous Weather Outlook
Thursday through Tuesday.
A period of light snow is expected on Friday, with light to moderate accumulations expected.
On Saturday a transition to freezing rain is likely especially for interior parts of the area. Light ice accretion is possible.
The next storm system will arrive sunday night into Monday, spreading snow into the area. Accumulating snow is possible for all or parts of the area.
Whiteface in the Adirondack mountains is the wild card for this weekend. The ski area has potential to see a significant accumulation of snow which should allow them to open additional runs.