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The Snowvember to Remember: A Recap

Updated: Dec 12, 2018

Snowfall history was made last month. Let's take a look back.

Snowvember dropped over five feet of fresh snow in some areas. Photo: Adam Kaufman

November, 2018 was one of the best starts to a ski season in living memory. Usually the month known for white ribbons of death coated in crunchy manmade snow at a limited number of resorts, November changed its tune this year. Nearly every resort in the Northeast had early openings (some of them historically early), each with a wide variety of trails, and ropes were dropped on glades and steeps that typically aren’t in play until January.

Here’s a look at some impressive stats and a few of our favorite moments from an incredible November that will forever be known to all Ice Coasters as Snowvember:


Snowfall leaders by state:

VT: Smuggler’s Notch 86”

NH: Wildcat 62”

ME: Sugarloaf 51”

NY: Whiteface 40”

MA: Wachusett 20”


The 100% Open Terrain Club:

Mad River Glen

Magic Mountain

Wildcat

Jay Peak

*Honorable mention to Sugarloaf, which opened Bracket Basin, Burnt Ridge cat-skiing, and some of their summit snowfields.


Named Storms:


Avery (November 15-16) dropped up to 15” across the Northeast and opened up resorts throughout the region ahead of Thanksgiving. It also infamously trapped (or seriously delayed) millions of travelers, particularly around the New York City metro area and along the I-95 corridor.


Bruce (November 27-29) coated higher elevations with up to 34 inches of snow, granted powder days to skiers and riders at multiple mountains and opened glades and steeps across the Northeast.


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