They are making snow tonight but it's probably for the upper mountain. I would count on downloading on the chair, so if that freaks people out then don't have them come. Saturday is looking like there'll be a small amount of snow in the afternoon and maybe an inch or two that night.
As far as Rossi guy I'd say yes you should come next week. Obviously it's up to you, but there'll be enough skiable terrain to make it worth it as long as you're not expecting last year which was excellent.
Note that during December before I think the 22nd? Okemo is offering free rentals/lower lift pass/and begining lesson. Two days of that and it's the same with snowboarding also. That's quite a deal and an incentive to bring your non skiing but willing (or perhaps un-!) friends. I doubt that deal would apply to this weekend due to lack of terrain, but one should call.
This weekend would not
be good for beginners. there is no beginner terrain and way too many people for a total beginner to deal with. Next weekend will be fine if the weather pattern holds or gets better than expected.
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Ludlow forecast from NOAA:Saturday:
Light snow, mainly after 1pm. High near 34. Calm wind becoming north around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.Saturday Night:
Light snow likely, mainly before 1am. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 25. North wind between 5 and 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.Sunday:
Mostly sunny, with a high near 36. Northwest wind between 6 and 9 mph.Sunday Night:
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 22. West wind at 6 mph becoming south.