Powder is Back In The Snow Reports

Powder is Back In The Snow Reports

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Mother Nature did not let us down, and as expected dropped some snow on our northern neighbors yesterday, last night, and right now!  Here’s the damage…

Canaan Valley: 5”
Snowshoe: 2”
Timberline: 3”
Winterplace: 1”
Wisp: 5”

Fresh Snow at Canaan Valley Ski Resort
Fresh snow at Canaan Valley!

Canaan Valley, Timberline, and Wisp are all under Winter Weather Advisories until 1pm today.  This all bodes well for the SkiSoutheast trip to Snowshoe this weekend.  Hey – did you guys know we’re heading to Snowshoe this weekend?!

It appears that except for Beech Mountain, the forecast for snow down here in North Carolina has been lifted.  The good news is that for the remainder of the week it will get below freezing at night and warm up into the high 30s and low 40s during the day.

Cold Weather Will Remain in the Area.

We, or at least I did and I see there’s a similar discussion on the boards, questioned whether or not the resorts would turn on their guns if it got cold enough.  We are getting near the end of the season (it hurts to say that out loud) and the resorts have plenty of base right now and enough surplus to move around if need be.  Well, our question has been answered.  Appalachian, Cataloochee, Ober, and The Homestead are all making snow as I type.

Making Snow at Appalachian Ski Mountain
Pumping out the snow at Appalachian Ski Mountain

This is great news!  The resorts are feeling comfortable enough to spend the money and make some fresh snow.  It also means that they are confident that the weather will cooperate so they can keep their investment on the slopes as long as possible.

Ober Season Pass

I’ve got some news to share coming out of Ober this morning.  Ober Gatlinburg will start selling their 2014/15 season pass at a reduced rate starting March 1st.  Next year’s pass is $274 when purchased March 1st through the end of season.  Plus, whenever you do buy, you get to ski the remainder of this season as well.  I love these deals!

While we are on the tail end of the ski season, we do have about another month or more of skiing and riding left.  Appalachian anticipates going through the end of March, while Snowshoe has already extended their season to April 10th!  There is still plenty of opportunity to get turns in.  Plus, Spring skiing offers up its own unique joys that I am looking forward to (but not too quickly).

Take care out there today!
 

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!