Baby, it’s cold outside! This weekend will be another stellar weekend for South East ski resorts


Editor’s Note: You have to read or at least scroll to the bottom of today’s article to see ALL of the great videos we’re sharing today.

Photo of the day is courtesy of Snowshoe Mountain, sharing a unique view of grooming the mountain.

As of 7 a.m. this morning, temperatures were dropping as low as 5° and 6° at places like Snowshoe Mountain and Canaan Valley in West Virginia. Single-digit numbers appeared at Beech Mountain Resort (8°) and Sugar Mountain, where this morning’s low was 9°. I saw a reported low temperature of 10° at the Wisp Resort this morning, although they shared 11° as of 7am. Everywhere else is in the teens, with some low 20s this morning.

Light, natural snow fell overnight – and continues to fall this morning.

Appalachian Ski Mountain was bombarding their hill with artificial snow this morning. Click to enlarge!

After two days and nearly 1″ of rain on most peaks in the region, today’s snowfall and freezing temperatures provide the perfect ingredients for the massive snowmaking operations that unfolded last night. and are continuing in most places this morning.

Translation: Conditions will be mild for the whole weekend. We are QUICKLY returning to peak conditions.

As of this writing (8 a.m.), we’re already seeing blue skies peaking through the massive snowfall that’s been occurring in places like the Cataloochee Ski Area in North Carolina’s beautiful Maggie Valley. .

The Cataloochee ski area was also exploding. The blue skiers are there for today! Click to enlarge!

This is not yet the case at Sugar and Beech Mountain where things are still quite wintry.

The sky is clearing quickly for a sunny Saturday. However at 8am this is what it looked like this morning with ONE inch of snow. Click to enlarge.

Things are even snowier in West Virginia

While Beech Mountain Resort reported 1″ of natural snowfall overnight and so far this morning, Sugar (of course) is reporting 2″. (Good grief.) Our eyes, a longtime friend, who lives atop Sugar Ski & Country Club, which is located on Oma’s Meadow in Sugar, reported maybe 1″, as the howling winds blew many .

Anyway, David Lesher’s Canaan Valley Weather Center reports a new official snowfall of 3.6 inches, which is almost identical to the official NWS reporting station at Snowshoe Mountain which reported 4 inches. snowfall overnight. Winterplace Resort shows 2″ of natural snowfall this morning and 15° cold.

So it’s snowing AND it’s COLD!

It’s a winter wonderland in the whole region

We talk a lot about our area ski resorts, but all of our ski resorts are part of our mountain towns and communities and they’ve all seemed pretty wintry lately.

Downtown Boone NC this morning. Click to enlarge!

After 41″ of natural snowfall in January in the High Country and up to 53″ of snow in West Virginia, we had snow on the ground for four straight weeks. It excites the mountain masses to head to their favorite ski resort – and the good news is, it happens at all ski resorts.

The aforementioned rain that fell earlier this week has all but wiped away the 6-8 inches of snow that was still on my patio here at my home in Sleepy Hollow. However, piles of snow are still all over the area and now that that 1-4″ of snow has fallen, everything is back to being a Currier & Ives postcard. For those of you under 40, you may need to Google to figure out the benchmark.

A few notables…

Mount Timberline – Obviously their phone systems are down this morning and both live cams are dead in the water. I’m sure these will be back soon enough. They have 19 of 20 tracks and trails open for today. Off the Wall is the only unopened trail.

I enjoyed watching these groomers at Massanutten Resort this morning as they worked in tandem. Massanutten picked up 0.5″ of snow this morning and they blasted the slopes with artificial snow.

Snow maintenance was in progress all over the ski mountain this morning. It’s from Massanutten. Click to enlarge.

Speaking of Massanutten, they are actually 100% open today, but Pacesetter will be closed to the public Saturday and Sunday for the USSA event.

Ober Gatlinburg – They picked up 0.5″ of natural snowfall, which put a snowpack on the amusement park at the top of the mountain. They also reported 6″ of snow on the mountain and THAT opened them up to 70% today with 7 of 10 trails active.

A cloud of snow covers Ober this morning. Click to enlarge

snowshoe mountain – picked up 4″ of new snowfall and conditions via LIVE cameras almost looked like a blizzard this morning. Snowshoe dropped 6 runs from yesterday’s offerings to focus on snowmaking, but they have a “league-leading” 56 of 61 runs and runs open.

Omni Homestead Resort – Today we have all 9 trails open and a 37” base – but we are producing snow and will continue to do so as long as conditions permit. Glasses are recommended.

Wintergreen Resort – Ours, Brian Dix is ​​at the Wintergreen Resort today. Conditions look pretty pristine this morning even though no natural snowfall has materialized. With 24 of the 27 tracks open, we bet on great photos and videos of Brian today.

Wintergreen Resort looks great this morning. Click to enlarge

winter resort – Open to the top of the Mountain with 26 runs and 11 lifts in operation. Track times for today are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Snowtubing and Kiddie tubing park open at 9:00 am. Trails, 2″ new overnight snow plus winterplace mountain ops team made snow overnight which made for great conditions today. Lift tickets can be purchased online.

Editor’s Note: Really cool stuff this morning. I have to go back to participate in Nose Dive several times before the end of the season. Jo? Are you ready to meet again?

The Winterplace Resort camera was slow this morning, but took this great shot. Click to enlarge

Bryce Resort
– they are 100% and Bryce posted a nice video on Facebook and tagged SkiSoutheast there, but we tried to share it here with the embed, but due to some copyright it won’t be posted. However, we still think it’s worth LINK TO, so click here to see Bryce General Manager Ryan Locher tear up the mountain on Wednesday.

Ryan COULD be the fastest general manager of skiing in the area. Several years ago Ryan raced in Europe, South America and New Zealand – and was named an All-American Ski Racer four times. So the dude can melt snow while going down a hill. For those who don’t know, Ryan attended Lees-McRae College here in our backyard in Banner Elk and took over as General Manager of Bryce Resort. Now in his early 40s, Ryan has taken over the reins as general manager from his father, Horst Locher, who is still on the mountain. Ryan’s uncle, Manfred also served as general manager for years. Definitely a family heirloom up there in Bryce.

Check out Ryan’s Cruise…

In other shares… (which were not copyrighted… haha)

Canaan Valley Resort – Mark Moody shared another lovely video yesterday. Look at this:

It feels like being on a video, sharing kick. Check this out from:

Ober Gatlinburg – They shared that the Ober Gatlinburg Freestyle Terrain Park has moved to Lower Bear. There are six features to enjoy!

Wolf Ridge Resort shared this one yesterday.

Cross-country skiing Share

This one is from Deep Creek Lions Park in Garrett County, Maryland.

Snowshoe Mountain Resort shared this on Friday:

That will be enough for me for this beautiful Saturday. Feel free to email me at [email protected]


#AppSkiMtn #BeechMountainResort #BryceResort #CanaanValleyResort #CataloocheeSkiArea #MassResort #Massanutten #OberGatlinburg #OmniHomesteadResort #SapphireValley #SnowshoeMountainResort #skisugar #TimberlineMountain #WintergreenResort #winterplaceskiresort #WispResort #WolfRidgeResort

#ski #snowboard #winter #snow #boone #northcarolina #mountains #visitnc #wnc #appalachia #blueridgemountains #photooftheday #ncmountains #nc_daily #snowing


Comments are closed.