Warmer Today but Mind the Wind

Warmer Today but Mind the Wind

A number of the North Carolina High Country and West Virginia resorts are under a Wind Chill Advisory again today – mainly for this afternoon as another front moves into the area.  However, the temps are much better.  Where Beech was -13 degrees yesterday morning during the ski report update, they are at 17 this morning.  Snow should come in with the front this afternoon as well and while no accumulation is expected in North Carolina, Tennessee, or Virginia – Canaan, Snowshoe, Timberline, Winterplace, and Wisp have all been issued Winter Weather Advisories.

According to the alerts, Wisp, Canaan, and Timberline can expect 3-5” of snow, Winterplace 2-4”, and Snowshoe another 3-6” of snow.  Snowshoe and Winterplace are already seeing snow this morning.

Snow at WinterplaceI
The snow is falling at Winterplace

Snow at Snowshoe
And at Snowshoe

Natural snow or not, the cold temperatures have allowed the slopes to make their own – thank you very much.  Appalachian Ski Mountain, Cataloochee, and Beech all added about 4” to their bases.  Wintergreen pilled it on as well and is up to 60”.  Outer Limits opens today at Wintergreen which brings them to 100%.  Ober is up to a 52-60” base and is also 100% open with the addition of the diamond Grizzly.

Grizzly at Ober
Grizzly at Ober

We have a couple events taking place this weekend to share with you.  Appalachian Ski Mountain is having their second Shred for the Cup Big Air event tomorrow (Sunday).  Cataloochee is hosting the first Crescent Ski Council Race Series today and tomorrow.  The USSA Slalom and Giant Slalom competitions are today and tomorrow at Sugar Mountain.  And finally, Snowshoe is having their Progression Session Jam today. 

There are some pretty cool trip reports on the message boards if you haven’t seen them yet.

Stay tuned for more information on the Beech Summit and the Snowshoe Summit.  We’ll get that out to you next week probably.

Take care out there today!

Tim Bahlke
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Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiNC.com and SkiSoutheast.com. 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!