The Calm Before the Storm

The Calm Before the Storm

It has been a relatively quiet 24 hours at our member resorts – too quiet, I think something is up.  OK, maybe that is just me trying to inject a little drama into my morning report.  With a few exceptions, just about everyone had warm temps overnight preventing them from turning the guns on.  But this is OK, as cold temps and snow are on the way. 

A Winter Storm Watch is still in effect for most of the North Carolina and West Virginia resorts as well as Wisp in Maryland.  Still calling for rain to switch over to snow this afternoon with predicted accumulations of 3-6” with up to 8” possible at the higher elevations.  Needless to say the resorts are prepping for the return of snowmaking temps and to graciously welcome the natural stuff.

The timing for this could not be better.  Snow developing this afternoon, tonight, and maybe tomorrow along with the cold temps means GREAT skiing and riding conditions will be in order for the weekend.  Start packing now and reschedule your Southeast Skiers Forecastweekend plans (and maybe any Friday afternoon meetings).

If you haven’t had the chance to check out Brad Panovich’s weather forecast from a few days ago you should as he takes a deep dive into the snow we’re about to see.  You can check out his ski forecast here.  Our West Virginia skiing weatherman Herb Stevens also has an updated forecast that you shouldn’t miss.  We’ve got you covered when it comes to what you can expect at the West Virginia Skiing ForecastSoutheast and Mid-Atlantic resorts.

As I said, a few or our resorts were able to pump out some snow yesterday.  Cataloochee added 2” to their base and is skiing on 34-48”.  Snowshoe opened up additional terrain with the green Yew Pine off of Powderidge at Snowshoe proper.  This brings their open terrain up to 184 acres.  Canaan is not to be left out and opened 1 more run while Wisp was able to add 2 more to the count – the green Little Dipper and the black Odin's Chute.

Winterplace West Virginia has a coupon that will get you $10 off a single day ticket or learn to ski/board package or $5 off tubing for this Saturday or Sunday.  You need to print out the coupon below and present it to the cashier.

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That’s it for me today.  Like I said, a relatively quiet morning.  I look forward to sharing more with you tomorrow!

Take care out there.

Tim Bahlke
Drop me an email at [email protected] to let me know what you think or with suggestions on what we could be doing better.


Mike is the Editor and founder of and Since September of 1996 he has written more than 3200 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 900 clients in 40+ 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 family, playing golf, tennis and boating on Watauga Lake with his family and friends, coaching local soccer teams and oh yes...Snow Skiing!