Back To Normal

Back To Normal

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We made it through the President’s Day weekend and the storm of the season (so far) in great form.  I’m sure the resorts are going to be happy with the weekend visitation numbers and the till.

The Monday crowds were significantly lighter than Saturday and Sunday, but quite possibly the best conditions of the weekend.

Snowshoe Ski Resort on Monday
Snowshoe Mountain Monday Afternoon

Canaan Valley Resort on Monday
Canaan Valley Monday Afternoon

Beech Mountain Resort Monday
Beech Mountain Monday Afternoon

The blue sky trend will continue today, except for a couple spots up in West Virginia.  The temperatures are a little cooler this morning and it appears that wind has crept into the area, as quite a few of the cams are shaking a bit this morning.

We still saw some spots of snow since we last spoke.  Here are the snowfall numbers this morning:

Appalachian Ski Mountain: 1”
Sugar Mountain: 1”
Massanutten Resort: 0.5”
Wintergreen Resort: 1”
Snowshoe Resort: 2”
Timberline Resort: 1”
Wisp Resort: 4”

Wisp is still raking it in up in Maryland and is the season leader with 131” of snow so far.

Now that we are past the big weekend let’s take a look at things to come.  First off, Snowshoe has brought back their Ridiculous Pass again this year and it starts today and tomorrow for $199 and then climbs from there.

Snowshoe Ridiculous Pass

Beech Mountain 80's Retro Weekend

Beech Mountain is having their Retro 80’s Weekend Feb. 21-23.  This is always a good time.  I know I’m still using some of my gear from back then – I’ll finally look normal out there.  I know of a few of our members that are going to make it up.  If you are planning to go to Beech this weekend, let me know.

The resorts are starting to set their sights on the next phase of the season – Spring Skiing.  Beech has already announced their Spring Fever Blowout with weekday pricing all 7 days starting on Monday March 3rd.  Rentals will also be 25% off.  Sugar announced their March Madness pricing starting on the same Monday.  Sugar will start discounting lift tickets, rentals, and lessons 25% through the end of the season.

I’m not ready to talk about that yet.

So, there you have it.  All in all it should be a pretty quiet day on the slopes as they recover from the party.

Take Care!

Tim Bahlke
Drop me an email at tim@skisoutheast.com to let me know what you think or with sugg

estions 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!