ASM plans to operate with 100% Terrain Open and NO Snowmaking on...

ASM plans to operate with 100% Terrain Open and NO Snowmaking on Open Slopes this Weekend!

What a great weekend ahead for skiers and snowboarders! Appalachian Ski Mtn. has been able to produce impressive amounts of snow during the last week and currently is operating with a 48-72” base.

The current weather forecast for the upcoming weekend shows clear skies and cool but not frigid temperatures, which should make for comfortable riding weather while still leaving snow conditions prime.

Saturday morning, ASM will open 100% of slopes for skiing and riding! Focused snowmaking on Hard Core and Thin Slice has been ongoing for the past several days and should provide excellent coverage for expert riders this weekend.

Best of all, for the comfort of our guests, ASM will NOT be making snow on ANY slopes during the weekend!

ASM is hosting the 2nd event of the Shred for the Cup Series on Sunday, the Big Air. Presented by GNU/Libtech, this event promises to be a fun progressive competition for skiers and snowboarders of all age and ability! Registration is from 9:30 -11am in the Alpine Ski Shop, and the event is scheduled to begin around Noon.

Spectators are encouraged to come out and support the competitors, ASM will be issuing free spectator tickets at the registration desk and at the Main Office for anyone who would like to watch the action go down first hand.

Check the full event details HERE

See you on the snow this weekend, it’s definitely going to be a riding opportunity you don’t want to miss!

Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted more than 13,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.