Ski Conditions

Location Recent Snow Surface Base Trails Open Lifts Open % Open
Bear Creek Mountain Resort (PA)

Projected opening: 12/15/2013 Projected closing: 03/17/2013
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Big Bear (PA)

Projected opening: 12/15/2012 Projected closing: 03/16/2013
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Big Boulder (PA)

Projected opening: 12/23/2012 Projected closing: 04/06/2013
SC 12"-18" 4 4 50%
Blue Knob (PA)

Projected opening: 12/14/2012 Projected closing: 03/17/2013
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Blue Mountain Ski Area (PA)

Projected closing: 04/01/2013
MGS 12"-12" 3 1 9%
Camelback Ski Area (PA)

Projected opening: 12/09/2012 Projected closing: 04/20/2013
MGS 12"-24" 0 0 0%
Canaan Valley Resort (WV)

Projected closing: 04/15/2012
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Eagle Rock (PA)

Projected opening: 12/20/2013 Projected closing: 03/11/2012
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Elk Mountain Ski Resort (PA)

Projected opening: 12/21/2012 Projected closing: 03/22/2013
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort (PA)

Projected closing: 10/31/2013
MGS 11"-11" 3 2 18%
Jack Frost (PA)

Projected opening: 12/15/2012 Projected closing: 04/01/2013
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Liberty (PA)

Projected closing: 03/24/2013
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Peek'n Peak (NY)

Projected closing: 03/31/2013
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Seven Springs (PA)

Projected closing: 03/28/2013
MGS 6"-14" 0 0 0%
Shawnee Mountain Ski Area (PA)

Projected closing: 03/31/2013
MGS 0"-20" 1 1 10%
Ski Denton (PA)

Projected opening: 12/14/2012 Projected closing: 03/10/2013
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Ski Roundtop (PA)

Projected closing: 03/21/2013
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Ski Sawmill (PA)

Projected opening: 12/17/2012 Projected closing: 03/17/2013
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Sno Mountain (PA)

Projected opening: 12/15/2012 Projected closing: 04/01/2013
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Snowshoe Mountain Resort (WV)

Projected closing: 03/31/2012
PP 12"-30" 15 5 33%
Spring Mountain Ski Area (PA)

Projected opening: 12/15/2012 Projected closing: 03/17/2013
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Tanglwood (PA)

NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Timberline Four Seasons (WV)

Projected closing: 04/15/2012
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Tussey Mountain (PA)

Projected closing: 03/13/2012
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Whitetail Resort (PA)

Projected closing: 04/30/2013
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Winterplace Ski Resort (WV)

Projected closing: 04/01/2012
NA 0"-0" 0 0 0%
Wisp (MD)

Projected opening: 12/15/2012 Projected closing: 04/14/2013
VC 0"-0" 0 0 0%

Definitions

Powder (PDR)
Cold, new, loose, fluffy, dry snow that has not been compacted. This is usually the product of fresh, natural snowfall.

Packed Powder (PP)
Powder snow, either natural or machine-made, that has been packed down by skier traffic or grooming machines. The snow is no longer fluffy, but it is not so extremely compacted that it is hard.

Hard Pack (HP)
When natural or machine-made snow becomes very firmly packed. The snow has never melted and recrystalized, but it has been tightly compressed through grooming and continuous wind exposure. You can plant a pole in hard packed snow, but it takes more efford than packed powder. Unlike frozen granular snow, hard packed snow is generally white in color.

Loose Granular (LSGR)
This surface results after powder or packed powder thaws, then refreezes and recrystalizes, or from an accumulation of sleet. This is also created by machine grooming of frozen or icy snow.

Frozen Granular (FRGR)
This is often a misunderstood surface condition. Frozen granular is a hard surface of old snow formed by granules freezing together after a rain or warm temperatures. There are a wide range of frozen granular surfaces which offer different textures. Some surfaces may be easy to turn on and others may be more difficult and require sharp edges. Frozen granular will support a ski pole stuck into the surface. In contrast, ice will form chips and will not support the pole. It can and often does return to loose granular after proper machine grooming.

Wet Packed Snow (WETPS)
Natural or machine made snow that has been previously packed and becomes wet usually because of rainfall.

Wet Granular (WETGR)
Loose or frozen granular snow which has become wet from warm temperatures, rain or humidity. This is typically an easy to ski surface.

Wet Snow (WETSN)
Powder snow which has become moist and heavy due to a thaw or rainfall, or snow which was moist, as it fell.

Spring Conditions (SC)
This is the spring version of Variable Conditions. Like variable conditions, this term is used when no one surface can describe 70% of the terrain open for skiing. It is not uncommon for other evidence of spring to be present such as bare spots, a discolored surface from melting and traffic. Also firm frozen snow in cool shady spots can be found while heavy wet snow is found in open sunny areas.

Windblown Snow (WBLN)
A windy day can blow the surface snow, either powder or granular, into drifts in some places, leaving a firmly packed base snow.

Corn
Corn snow, usually found in the spring, is characterized by large, loose granules during the day which freeze together at night, and then loosen again during the day.

Icy
Not to be confused with frozen granular, ice is a hard, glazed surface created either by freezing rain, ground water seeping up into the snow and freezing, or by the rapid freezing of snow saturated with water from rain or melting. It is important to note that, generally, frozen granular is opaque whereas ice is translucent.

Variable Conditions (VC)
When no primary surface (70% or more) can be determined, variable conditions describes a range of surfaces that can be encountered. It could mean that part of the trails are loose granular, part are packed powder, part are frozen granular and some are wet granular.

Machine Groomed Snow (MGS)
Snow that has been repeatedly groomed by power tillers so that the texture is halfway between loose granular & packed powder. Some of the snow is granular & some of the snow has been so pulverized that the crystals are like fine powder sugar. It's neither loose granular nor packed powder. This condition can occur only after a warm/freeze with multiple grooming passes.

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