Thanksgiving Eve has arrived, and if you're a skier champing at the bit — this holiday marks the official launch of the season here in the Northeast. Now, granted this all has to do with the weather gods and what they'll bestow upon us.

Good chances ski buffs' adrenalines are starting to pump as some of our mountaintops received a significant shot of fresh powder starting this past Saturday night. The overall snow outlook for the mountains from tonight through this weekend is very much on the lighter side, and only the summit ranges will see a few more inches in total through Sunday. Ski areas will need to rely on man-made powder, as nighttime readings (in most areas) will be cold enough to fire up the snow guns.

RELATED: All eyes on Killington ahead of the World Cup races this weekend

Killington, VT will be the place to be this weekend as the Ski World Cup will preside on Nov. 26th and 27th. The World Cup event will bring in some of the biggest names in the industry — and their loyal
fans and fellow skiers, so let's focus in on conditions at Killington as it's open for business.

Killington, Vermont 

Snow Base 12''-18''

Open Trails:

Open Lifts: 2

Weather conditions 

Today : Dry

Temp: Summit (3471ft) High 21/Low 15

Base (1,164ft) ...............High 29/Low 22


Fresh powder 2" on Summit 

Temp Summit 26/Low 14

Base: Light rain 34/Low 22

Friday :

Fresh powder 2" on Summit

Temp 29/ Low 24

Base:Shower High 36/Low 34


Fresh powder 1" on Summit

Temp 31/Low 26

Base: Light shower/flake 

Temp 38/Low 34

Sunday :

Summit: Cloudy 

Temp 28/Low 18

Base: Cloudy 

Temp 35/Low 25

Elsewhere in ski country

Ski Butternut Massachusetts 

12"-14" base 

Opens 12/2

Jay Peak Vermont 

4"-12" base 

Opens 11/25 

Bretton Woods New Hampshire 

4"-18" Base 

On stand-by to open check the latest.

Get your wax on.  Happy Trails,  @johnbolaris