GREEN MOUNTAINS, Vermont ??вЂќ Typically one of the snowiest months of the winter in Vermont, March 2005 is off to a great start, dumping a foot or more of powder on Vermont’s ski resorts. The most recent storm started overnight Monday and was scheduled to continue into Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Burlington. Snowfall amounts were predicted to vary, but generally hit a foot or more over most of the Green Mountains.
The current storm comes on the heels of a nearly steady snowfall in the mountains of Vermont during the month of February. While some storms dumped a foot or more, many areas received a steady diet of six-to-10-inch storms over the course of the month. Most ski resorts recorded 60 inches or more of snow during February, with some areas topping six feet! There’s more snow in the forecast through Thursday, with clearing skies predicted for Friday and Saturday.
Vermont ski areas are virtually 100 percent open with alpine areas reporting powder and packed powder conditions and Nordic areas reporting groomed and tracked trails. For more information, visit www.skivermont.com.