Northeast Gets Snowed-in

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Jay Peak, VT snow 2/6/02

Burlington, VT, Feb. 8, 2001--Going skiing with the fam in Maine, New Hampshire, or Vermont this weekend? You might want to consider packing scuba gear for those "not tall enough for the roller coaster" types.

A tremendous blanket of fresh snow tucked New England into bed on Monday, Feb. 5. Flatlanders awoke to as much as sixteen inches piled up on their doorsteps, while many in the mountains saw up to three feet of new snow. The storm was expected to hug the coast of Maine, dropping a little to the interior. Instead, it took a northern course and inundated New England and New York.

Sugarloaf/USA, ME reported 24-30 inches on top of the 14 that fell the week before. An 80-inch base has accumulated in some areas of the resort. "We are wide open with the best conditions in years," said Jim Costello, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "This has just been a fantastic season and we still have many weeks ahead of us."

The folks at Woodbury, CT were making snow everyday at this point last year, just to cover the mountain. They received 18 inches in the last storm to bring their base depth to 85 inches- a welcome improvement over the six inch base that scattered the mountain last year.

Mount Sunapee, NH dropped the gauntlet on other snowy NH areas, as they received 48 inches since the clouds rolled in Monday afternoon.

Killington, VT has also received forty-plus inches in the last week. Their year-to-date totals are up 46 inches from last year. Jay Peak, VT added twenty inches to its already monstrous base.

Gunstock, NH comes in with perhaps the biggest single-day tally for the storm, notching 36 inches in just twelve hours.