Despite the nasty conditions holiday travelers are battling through today, the Thanksgiving-eve storm has made for conditions at Northeast resorts that skiers and riders are truly thankful for. The storm has dropped up to a foot of snow in places throughout parts of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, and it continues to fall prompting new openings for the Holiday weekend.


Stowe opened today at 8 a.m. Photo Courtesy of Stowe Mountain Resort via Twitter (@StoweMtResort).

This morning [R429R, Stowe] spun up their new FourRunner Quad for eager skiers and riders who waited in line to grab runs in the 8-10" of new snow.


Snow piles up at the base of Okemo's Glades Peak Chair. Photo Courtesy of Okemo Mountain Resort.

[R435R, Sugarbush] and [R304R, Okemo Mountain] are set to open on Thanksgiving Day at 9 a.m. Lift tickets will be $39 at Okemo and Sugarbush (for SugarDirect passholders), $49 for all others.

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Jay Peak awoke to 3+ inches and have another 3-4" on the way. Photo Courtesy of Jay Peak.

Opening Friday, Nov. 25: [R192R, Jay Peak Resort], [R497R, Whiteface Mountain Resort], [R27R, Attitash], [R100R, Cannon Mountain] and [R489R, Waterville Valley].

Opening Saturday, Nov. 26: [R119R, Cranmore Mountain Resort]

Further north in Maine, [R436R, Sugarloaf]ers are enjoying powder conditions for the second day of operations. The mountain has already added another trail to their open roster.

Down country, however, it's a much different story where resorts were dealt a wet hand. In the Mid-Atlantic, [R407R, Snowshoe] reported 2.5 inches of rain, rendering the conditions "unmanageable" and postponing their opening—originally set for Thanksgiving—until sometime next week.

Here's some images from the storm to enjoy with your turkey...


Plows at [R198R, Killington] clean up the 10+ inches that have fallen. Photo Courtesy of Killington.


[R78R, Bretton Woods] opened on Nov. 22 and picked up some fresh powder overnight. Photo Courtesy of Bretton Woods.

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Fresh pow at [R443R, Sunday River] today. Photo Courtesy of Sunday River.


A Sugarloaf skier enjoys powder conditions on Day Two of the 2011/2012 season. Photo Courtesy of Sugarloaf.

Updated 11/23/11, 4:00 PM ET