While you were stuffing yourself with turkey, ski resort snowmakers were coating the slopes with snow and opening new terrain. Mother Nature helped out with as much as a foot of natural snow as well, allowing a bunch of New England ski resorts to open on Thanksgiving and today.
Here is a list of New England ski resorts open for skiing and riding with limited terrain. It's still early-season conditions, intermediate and expert terrain only in most cases, but a nice kick-start to the ski season just the same
In Vermont, Killington opened first in the East on Oct 29. Now Stowe, Okemo, Jay Peak and Sugarbush are all open.
In New Hampshire, Bretton Woods and Loon both opened this week. Attitash, Waterville Valley and Cannon open today. Cranmore will open this weekend.
In Maine, Sunday River has been open since Oct 29 and now has Locke, Barker and South Ridge open, just in time for this weekend's Demo Days. Sister resort Sugarloaf opened Nov. 22.
So skip the malls and the crowds and make this Black Friday white.
Photo by Greg Burke of Sunday River November skiing