Gear up for an unforgettable ski season with Country Ski & Sport, Inc! We're excited to share that this winter is set to be marked by a powerful El Niño, the first one in four long years. This means you can expect plenty of snow and prime skiing conditions to hit the slopes with your friends and family. Don't miss out on the fun and action, it's time to invest in the right gear that will make your skiing experience one to remember. Let's get ready to hit the powder and make unforgettable memories on the mountain!

male skier on summit with arms up yellow snowpants

What is El Niño?

Simply put, it’s a climate phenomenon where sea surfaces periodically warm in the central and eastern sections of the Pacific Ocean. It’s something that happens roughly every 2-7 years. Although El Niño occurs in the Pacific Ocean, the impact is far-reaching and affects much of the US, including the Northeast. 

There’s a lot that happens during El Niño, but long story short, it influences weather patterns and heavily affects temperatures and rainfall. While there’s minimal impact during the summer, El Niño becomes much more pronounced during the fall and winter. And that’s what we’re interested in.   

El Niño’s Potential Impact on Ski Season

Again, El Niño doesn’t guarantee snowier-than-average conditions during ski season, and there are other factors involved, but it can certainly affect it. More specifically, it can lead to colder temperatures and produce more snowfall, especially in mountainous areas, which is good news for skiing, snowboarding, and other winter activities. According to, there’s a 95% chance that it will last through the entire winter, and a 70% chance that it will at least be a “strong event.” While there are no guarantees that it will produce more snowfall than usual in the Northeast, conditions look promising for an excellent ski season. 

So if you’re excited for the 2023-24 ski season and ready to take to the slopes, you’re in luck! This winter should be a lot of fun. 

Gearing Up for the 2023-24 Ski Season

With winter just around the corner, now is the perfect time to prepare. At Country Ski & Sport, Inc, we offer a huge variety of winter sports gear, including skis, snowboards, helmets, jackets, accessories, and more. We carry today’s top brands and also offer leasing programs, which is perfect for families that don’t want to keep buying brand-new equipment for growing children. 

Find the gear you need to make the 2023-24 ski season special by either shopping at one of our three locations in Quincy, Westwood, or Hanson, MA, or in our well-stocked online store. We’re family-owned and operated and have been proudly serving the Boston area for over 50 years. If you have questions or want to know more about our products or services, we’d love to help. Reach out to us today by calling your local shop or filling out our online contact form


Hanson Store

901 Winter Street
Hanson, MA 02341
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Quincy Store

161 Quincy Ave
Quincy, MA 02169
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Westwood Store

335 Providence Hwy
Westwood, MA 02090
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