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Nor’Easter Quinn Brings Epic Pow to New England

From Sugarbush to Mount Snow, the Northeast is swimming in it. Sugarbush photo.

Still recovering from Winter Storm Riley, the East Coast is yet again getting pummeled by another Nor’easter. This week, a new weather system—Quinn—slammed into New England.

Colder and snowier than Riley, Quinn’s frigid conditions have attributed to widespread power outages and damage. Per The Weather Channel, the intense snow has left half a million without power and mass transit in chaos. Parts of the battered Northeast even experienced an extremely rare phenomenon—thundersnow—which is exactly as terrifying as it sounds.

Despite the mayhem that has ensued, if you’re a New England powderhound there was one silver lining: mouthwatering amounts of white stuff. Parts of Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts are recording up to 3 feet of snow, which for resorts—like Magic Mountain in southern Vermont—is more than a fifth of their total average snowfall in one day.

We’ve compiled a list of resorts that might require the use of snorkel gear, because the conditions are really that deep.

Mount Snow, Vermont

33" for Mount Snow. If you're wondering that's 20 percent of their average annual snowfall in ONE DAY.

Magic Mountain,Vermont

Still snowing at Magic Mountain, and with already 25-30" of snow, this pow day is going to be epic.

Stratton, VT

Claiming Vermont's tallest peak, Stratton resort received 26" overnight yesterday.  

Attitash, New Hampshire

The faucet turned on: 14" in one day at Attitash. One local told TGR it's the "best skiing he's done in the East in 40 years"

Pats Peak, New Hampshire

This small mountain just got 13" inches dumped on it, with the snow still coming.

Mount Sunapee, New Hampshire

Still coming down at Mount Sunapee—16" in 24 hours—making for their best pow day all season.

Wildcat Mountain, New Hampshire

Terrain out at Wildcat Mountain is 100 percent open, and with 20" of snowfall your legs are guaranteed to be toast. 

Waschusett Mountain, NH

16" for Wachusett, and it's not planning on stopping anytime soon.

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