Northeast skiers and snowboarders received a holiday bonus with natural snow accumulating on mountains throughout the entire region. Ski areas in Maine, Vermont, New York and New Hampshire received the most snow with the best powder conditions of the season reported at some locations. 

The next fetch of cold air is set to arrive in the northeast by this weekend helping ski areas keep their snow guns blazing, plus light snowfall through the weekend will help keep slopes fresh.

Top storm totals from the past week included:

Sugarloaf – 16"

Whiteface Mountain Resort – 13"

Shawnee Peak – 13"

Jay Peak – 11"

Wildcat Mountain – 11"

Titus Mountain – 11"

Upper Midwest

Meanwhile, slope conditions at Upper Midwest ski areas in Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin have freshened up after a winter storm cycle hit the region. Cold temperatures and light snowfall will likely continue throughout the Upper Midwest for the next several days, keeping corduroy fresh and enabling ski areas to continue making snow.

Top storm totals from the past week included:

Mount Kato Ski Area – 15"

Nordic Mountain – 12"

Boyne Mountain – 10"

Christmas Mountain – 10"

Mount La Crosse – 10"

Nubs Nob – 9"