And Then There Were 10

And Then There Were 10

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Monday has arrived and with it a dramatic change to the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic skiing landscape.  This past weekend saw the closings of Appalachian, Beech, Canaan Valley, and Ober Gatlingburg.  Here’s a list by state of the resorts still in operation.

Maryland:
Wisp Resort: 36-60”

West Virginia:
Snowshoe Mountain: 34-46”
Timberline Resort: 35-49”
Winterplace Resort: 36-60”

Virginia:
Bryce Resort: 35-45”
Massanutten Resort: 36”
The Homestead: 50”
Wintergreen Resort: 24-48”

North Carolina:
Cataloochee Ski Area: 28-62”
Sugar Mountain: 18-70”

We expect all of these areas to be open at least through the weekend – with the exception of Bryce which is looking at Saturday, March 29 as their last day.  I imagine that just how much snow we get this week will be a pretty big determining factor.

I was scrolling through the resort cams this morning and noticed that the quad at Beech remains void of chairs this morning.

Beech Mountain Ski Resort
No chairs on the high-speed quad

A sure sign of the changing seasons.

We still have another week or so of skiing and riding, but things are definitely starting to wind down.  Because we’re in the extended season, most of the resorts did not plan for events this time of year.  Snowshoe on the other hand extended their season early enough to be able to put on their Last Hurrah Weekend as they take us out of the season on April 5-6.

As our minds start to drift towards summer, I invite you guys to head over to the summer site, onthemtn.com.  It’s new and we still have a lot of work to do on it, but with your help we’ll get that up and running where we’ll continue to follow the resorts and their summer activities, like mountain biking.  We’re also working on putting together a river section with water level feeds and happenings.

But, don’t let your minds wonder too far yet.  There’s still time to get turns in and with the potential for snow this week, we could get in (dare I say!) a last powder day.  The temperatures are MUCH colder this morning with sun before the storm moves in.

Snowshoe Weather
Weather outlook for Snowshoe, WV

Take Care!

Tim Bahlke
Drop me an email at tim@skisoutheast.com to let me know what you think or with suggestions on what we could be doing better.

 

Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiNC.com and SkiSoutheast.com. Since September of 1996 he has written more than 2800 articles promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. While attending to the thousands of emails, photo submissions and On-Snow reports that come in all season long, Doble also owns and operates a full service web design and marketing company that has more than 800 clients in 30+ states and several countries. He shares that it was his passion for all things snow that prompted him to start the ski network and since that time the website has gained popularity through it's webcam and weather content as well. Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid snow and water skier, football freak of his alma mater (the University of South Carolina) and hearty promoter of all that is Western North Carolina to West Virginia and Maryland. Mike spends his off time with his horses, playing golf, tennis and boating on Watauga Lake with his family and friends, coaching local soccer teams and oh yes...Snow Skiing!

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