Who’s Getting Dumped On?

This upcoming weekend (1/5/18-1/7/18) is one of the best times of the year to get out on the slopes. Holiday crowds are gone, peak pricing has dwindled and conditions are set up for the best snow of the year. In many areas holiday storms have covered most rocks and stumps, making the best terrain accessible for the first time this ski season.

Killington, Vermont

Killington ResortSnowfall (last 24 hours): 0.0″

Snowfall (last 7 days): 1.0″

Temperature Range: 16°/-8° (as of 1/4/18)

Season Total Snowfall: 62.0″

Snow Score: 4/5 Stars

The “Beast of the East” is off to a strong start to the year. Killington in Vermont has already received over 5’0″ of total snowfall so far this season. With nearly a 150 trails open, you’ve got plenty to choose from. Keep in mind that it is going to be a cold one so be sure to have your face covered, your goggles ready to go, hand warmers in your mittens and  your boot heaters all charged up for a day on the slopes. A strong system that is moving up the coast has the potential to drop several more inches of snow by the time you’re ready to get out on the mountain, meaning conditions will be prime for powder skiing the trees off Bear Mountain Quad.

It’s also a good idea to get your skis waxed with Cold Weather Wax, it will help your skis glide and prevent them from feeling sticky in powder conditions.

Whitefish Mountain Resort, Montana

Whitefish Mountain ResortSnowfall (last 24 hours): 0.0″

Snowfall (last 7 days): 24.0″

Temperature Range:  21°/18° (as of 1/4/18)

Season Total Snowfall: 116.0″

Snow Score: 4/5 Stars

Relatively warm temperatures have hit the Flathead Valley and skiers should take full advantage of this hidden gem of a resort. Non-existent crowds and top to bottom skiing make Whitefish Mountain Resort a perfect place to ski for those who want to get in as many laps as possible. Steeps off East Rim deliver a challenge for the best of skiers, while the lightly peppered Trees of Good Medicine always leaves fresh tracks to be found.

Nubs Nob, Michigan

Nubs Nob Resort

Snowfall (last 24 hours): 1.0″

Snowfall (last 7 days): 15.0″

Temperature Range:  -1°/-13° (as of 1/4/18)

Season Total Snowfall: 75.0″

Snow Score: 5/5 Stars

Cold temperatures and abundant snowfall have hit one of the best ski resorts in the Midwest, making Nubs Nob #3 on our list of places to hit the slopes this week. Many of you may be saying “the Midwest?” But nearly 6 feet of total snowfall this season and a settled base of 56.0″ is one of the deepest snow-packs in the country right now, with totals higher than Vail and other resorts in the Rockies. Beautiful views and winding groomers off Pintail Peak are a must on every visit to Nubs Nob. And the short hike up to Tower Glades offers short, but soft turns for any Midwestern powder seeker.