The Last Hurrah!

The Last Hurrah!

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We’ve seen some good snow fall in the last 24-48 hours so let’s get right to the totals.

Maryland
Wisp: 2”Ruler in Snow

West Virginia
Snowshoe: 8”
Timberline: 4”
Winterplace: 8”

Virginia
Bryce: 1”
Massanutten: 3”
The Homestead: 1”
Wintergreen: 8”

North Carolina
Cataloochee: 4”
Sugar Mountain: 8”

The operating slopes right now certainly rival the BEST CONDITIONS we’ve seen this year!  I guess it’s true that good things come to those who wait!

Sunrise at Wintergreen
Good Morning Sunshine – Wintergreen Resort

I updated the remaining season schedules at the resorts that I posted yesterday to reflect that Snowshoe will not be operating next week, but will open back up for the weekend (April 5 & 6th).  One of you brought this to my attention (thanks Don!) and I reached out to the folks at Snowshoe to see what they have in mind.  Our good friend Erin up there, who hooked us up for the Snowshoe Summit this year, shared their final weekend plans.

Lifts—-Ballhooter—9am to 430pm
Trails –Knotbumper, Upper Hooter, Lower Hooter, Grabhook, Grabhammer, Skipjack, Glades, Gandy, Crosscut, Skidder, Hiesler, mid Whistlepunk, Whiffletree, Stemwinder, Choker, Tailtree 

Upper Hootnanney, Mid Flume, Lower Flume are thin, so at this time questionable

Ski school – closed
Pool – closed
Tours – closed
Big top – closed
Pre-ski – closed
Skidder lift – closed
Carpet – closed
Powdermonkey lift – closed
Soaring Eagle lift – closed
Western lift – closed
Silvercreek – closed

So basically, the mid Basin will be open for those final turns.  This update from Snowshoe means that, with the exception of Sugar where they keep these kinds of things close to their vest, we will NOT be skiing during the week next week.  So, this is about it folks – and we could not have gone out on better conditions if we planned it ourselves!

This year will be going down in the record books for sure.  While we’ve seen significant snow in March in prior years, the early start and consistency is what we’ll remember when we talk about this season around the campfires in July.

There’s lots of really good snow, so get out while you can.  One more thing before I go.  I’ve spoken to a number of you who were planning one final trip up from Florida and Georgia this week.  WOW – you guys have struck gold.  ENJOY!!

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!