Snow Alert: East Coast gets another storm, skiers hit resorts and backcountry

Snow Alert: East Coast gets another storm, skiers hit resorts and backcountry

When we reported last week that the East Coast received its first snow storm of winter 2016-17, the whole FREESKIER office was psyched. Last season was a really tough one for the region, plagued by high temps and low snowfall all around, but this one is looking much better already.

And now, we’re extra-psyched because even more snow has fallen and the East Coast appears to be in full winter swing before November has even arrived. Killington opened on Tuesday, various other resorts throughout New England are slated to spin lifts in the near future and things are looking generally stellar. In some areas of Vermont, up to a foot of snow came from the latest storm, prompting skiers to dust off their gear and get some early-season turns both on-resort and out of bounds.

The Farmer’s Almanac called for a snowy winter on the East Coast, and that prediction appears to be accurate so far. Here’s to hoping it stays that way.


Behold, early-season snow:

Now that's what we like to see. #itsokemotime

A photo posted by Okemo Mountain Resort (@okemomtn) on

No matter where you are on the mountain today, you're pushing piles. #beast365 #longestseasonintheeast #beastworldcup

A photo posted by Killington Resort (@killingtonmtn) on

10" of snow fell overnight, deeper than any single snow event since winter 2014-15. #beast365 #beastwinter

A photo posted by Killington Resort (@killingtonmtn) on

6" overnight has left us with a sea of white!

A photo posted by Mount Snow (@mountsnow) on

Well, hello there winter!

A video posted by Mount Snow (@mountsnow) on

Ullr doesn't care if you're still mowing…#halffoot #snow❄ #skitheeast

A photo posted by Magic Mountain Ski Area (@skimagicvt) on

This is what's happening right now! #foundatbv

A photo posted by Kevin Duniho (@beast_coaster) on

It snowed hard last night in the higher elevations! #stowemt #whystowe #mtmansfield #snow #skivermont #skitheeast

A photo posted by Stowe Mountain Resort (@stowemt) on

Only 3 more Fridays until opening day. #stratton #snowtober Photo: 10/28/2016 ❄️

A photo posted by Stratton Mountain Resort (@strattonresort) on

Over an inch the past hour.

A video posted by Jay Peak Resort (@jaypeakresort) on

Deep turns from our first snow yesterday. #powderday #jaycloud

A video posted by Jay Peak Resort (@jaypeakresort) on

Octsnowber in VT… Nice snow squalls out there today! @madriverglen @julbousa @voilemfg

A photo posted by Brian Mohr & Emily Johnson (@emberphotovt) on

Have some snow pan cakes falling today. #snow #vermont #winteriscoming

A video posted by Chenfei Conti(신비) (@fayesoasis) on

Couldn't believe our October eyes. Threw FLOTUS & co. some songbird seed to make up for the foul (fowl) morning.

A photo posted by Kate (@longestacresfarm) on

We picked up 6-8" overnight bringing our 7 day total to 19" . . . and it's still snowing. #foundatbv #boltonvalley

A video posted by Bolton Valley (@boltonvalley) on

3-5" overnight – looking good MRG Skiers! #skiitifyoucan

A video posted by @madriverglen on

3-5" overnight – looking good MRG Skiers! #skiitifyoucan

A video posted by @madriverglen on

Welcome back. 3-4" on the mountain this am to get you in the spirit. #firstsnow #cannonismine

A photo posted by Cannon Mountain (@cannonmountain) on

Summit snow. #happyplacefound

A video posted by Sunday River (@sundayriver) on

Live from Sugarloaf, it's a snow day! #theloaf #TGIF #snow #snowliage #MEwx

A photo posted by Sugarloaf (@sugarloafmountain) on

Brought the whole squad up to @stowemt today. Most snow of 2016. #skitheeast #stowemt #thisisnotion

A video posted by Notion. (@notion.vt) on

The seasons go super confused this morning @madriverglen. 📷 @cheddvrjack #skitheeast #thisisnotion

A photo posted by Notion. (@notion.vt) on


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