<Photo from today at Snowshoe from Krysty Ronchetti
I hope your Halloween costumes consist of snowsuits! Sandy’s snow is here to stay. Flurries started to fall late Sunday night in the mountains of North Carolina, and the rest is history. With the snow pouring down, numbers will continue to rise, but here’s the latest from the area resorts: Cataloochee with four inches, Beech with eight, Sugar with seven, Wolf Ridge with eight, and the winner, Snowshoe Mountain, with a whopping 24! And yes, just yesterday it was reported that Snowshoe had a mere dusting.
We’ll continue to check in regularly to get updated information so be sure to follow us on twitter @SkiSoutheast for the latest and the greatest.
With the heaping amounts of natural snowfall, many resorts have the potential to open early. Here’s a look at what’s happened over the past two seasons:
Cataloochee started its 2010-2011 ski season on November 6, and its 2011-2012 season on November 12. Snowshoe opened on November 8 for the 2010-2011 season, and on November 9 for the 2011-2012 season. Beech kicked off the 2010-2011 season on December 4, and December 3 the following year. Sugar first began its 2010-2011 season on November 6, but had to reopen on November 27. A similar pattern occurred last year, when Sugar first opened on November 11, but had to reopen on the 18, and then again on the 29. Wolf Ridge opened the slopes for their 2010-2011 season on December 3, and on December 29 for 2011-2012.
It’s safe to say that many resorts will break their own records this year, or at least the late streak. If that’s the case, we could be looking at well over 100 days to get out and ski/board. Heck, maybe even closer to 130; wouldn’t that be nice?
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