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Liberty's Snowflex is the Only 'ski area' open until the Fall.

With Appalachian Ski Mountain pulling the plug on their season after Wednesday’s sessions they also officially put an end to a rather tough 2015-2016 ski and snowboarding season for all of the ski areas from Maryland to West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. The only skiing or snowboarding happening in the southeast or mid-Atlantic until maybe sometime in the Fall will be at Liberty University’s year-round Snowflex Centre. For those unaware, the “ski area” is located atop Liberty University’s serene 5,000-acre mountain. Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre is the country’s premier point for year-round skiing and interestingly it has higher review ratings via TripAdvisor and Google reviews than most of our traditional ski areas.

Several months ago I posted some online reviews of the ski areas located in our coverage area and that prompted requests for more. I am always a little reluctant to post those kinds of things because we only HAVE (17) ski areas in our region and someone is always ranked the lowest…and that never sits all that well. The other reason is because most often there is very little difference in ratings from NUMBER ONE to NUMBER SEVENTEEN. However you guys asked so here are the ratings at season’s end.

I will say that all of the resorts graded favorably by visitors with slightly above average ratings for even those at the bottom of the list.

 

Here’s How the Ski Resorts Rank According to TripAdvisor and Google Customer Reviews

Canaan Valley Resort – 176 reviews – 4.5
Liberty Snowflex – 60 reviews – 4.5
Snowshoe Mountain – 584 reviews – 4.2
Appalachian Ski Mtn – 260 reviews – 4.2
Massanutten Resort – 283 reviews – 4.1
Homestead Resort – 165 reviews – 4.1
Bryce Resort – 108 reviews – 4.1
Cataloochee Ski Area – 364 reviews – 4.0
Wintergreen Resort – 156 reviews – 4.0
Wisp Resort – 234 reviews – 3.9
Timberline Resort – 143 reviews – 3.9
Sapphire Valley Resort – 47 reviews – 3.9
Winterplace Resort – 252 reviews – 3.8
Wolf Ridge Resort – 110 reviews – 3.7
Sugar Mountain Resort – 513 reviews – 3.5
Beech Mountain Resort – 120 reviews – 3.5
Ober Gatlinburg – 1905 reviews – 3.4

2016-mar-31-canaanFirst, congrats to Canaan Valley Resort for pulling the highest overall review ratings. Canaan is a four-season resort offering year-round fun for all ages. Ditto Snowshoe Mountain. They pulled about three times the number of reviews (than Canaan) which is a sign of their popularity.

The highest number of reviews came from Ober Gatlinburg in the Smokies. Most of the those reviews are probably from the year-round amusement park, zip lining, ice skating (year round) and the mountain coaster, shops, etc. Downtown Gatlinburg attracts more than eleven million visitors a year and can grow to a population of 40,000-plus on any given night. That is pretty amazing considering the fact that Gatlinburg is home to only 3,944 residents.

Per “approval ratings” Ober was the lowest overall rated resort in the region.

Appalachian Ski Mountain – which is a WINTER ONLY ski area was the highest rated ski area in North Carolina and the 3rd highest rated ski area of all of our traditional resort. Cataloochee was a close second. Sugar and Beech were ranked in the bottom three overall. I KNOW that stings a bit, but those two ski areas arew ALSO the most visited ski areas in the state as well. Both resorts are heavily weighted for Winter activities, but Beech has really upped their game over the last few summers offering mountain bike terrain and more.

My skiMail INBOX would provide a strong debate against those TripAdvisor and Google review ratings as Beech and Sugar certainly get a lot of rave reviews and comments from our readers and conversely I have to say that I receive more complaint emails about Wolf Ridge than any ski area in the region.

ALL of the Virginia and Maryland ski resorts are ranked right in the middle of the pack and they ALL rank right at 4.0 ratings which is pretty impressive. Interestingly all of the resorts are four-season resorts offering as much or more to do in the Summer as they do in the winter. In fact, Wisp Resort in Garrett County, Maryland attracts more visitors in the summer than they do each winter. Having a location just three hours from Baltimore and the Washington D.C. area and two hours from Pittsburgh will do that for you.

Although the ratings are pretty close from top to bottom – they ARE what they are and our readers might rate things slightly different. Overall, even the lowest rated ski areas scored a “slightly above average” score. Most rated “VERY GOOD” and of course, anything from a 4.0 or above is VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT.

Perhaps WE should setup a RATINGS tabulator on SkiSoutheast.com and invite our readers to chime in with their opinions. If I were a betting man I’d say that with only an exception or two…we’d probably see much the same results. Hmmm…maybe we’ll do that.

 

TIS THE SEASON FOR CATCHING A BREATH AND READYING FOR NEXT SEASON

The mountain ops crews for ALL of our ski resorts will no doubt take a day or so (really not long at all) to catch their breath and assess this past season. Those resorts like Canaan, Snowshoe, Homestead, Wintergreen, Wisp, and Ober are already transitioning from ski to golf, hiking, biking, whitewater, horseback riding, etc. However they and the rest are certainly taking a moment to review the numbers and make note of things that need tweaking to be ready for NEXT SEASON.

I’m certain that this past season’s numbers will have SOME effect on how much monies they will be able to spend on upgrades and anything new. Those plans were all mapped out weeks and months ago (and in some cases years ago) and now they’ve got about 6-7 months to bring those plans to fruition.

We too will take some time to chill (and devote to our real jobs) and then we’ll try to put our resources to work a little earlier than in previous years to bring you news of anything and everything that is NEW at each of our ski resorts for NEXT SEASON. We’ll update you on that kind of news as we get it all Summer long. We will also be doing something that we haven’t done in years and that is – we will attempt to get you some histories of each of the ski areas; how they got started and how the ‘trip has been over the years.

2015-nov-18-newsletterWith that in mind, the BEST WAY TO KEEP UP WITH NEWS DURING THE SUMMER so that you don’t miss anything is to SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER. We don’t post frequently in the off-season but when we do we will email you so that you’ll know to stop in for an update.

We hope that we’ve brought even a little of added flavor to this past season. I’ll say it one last time – it was the pits. Hopefully the 2016-2017 season will be one to remember for lots of cold and snow.

Until next time.

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Appalachian Ski Mountain ends the 2015-2016 Ski and Snowboarding Season Wednesday, March 30th, 2016.

2016-mar-30Okay so they didn’t make it to Saturday, April 2nd but they COULD HAVE. They DID go three days longer than any other ski area in the region. In fact, Appalachian Ski Mountain is/was the only open ski resort south of New York and before I receive a bunch of emails claiming that’s not a big deal – consider this: There are (39) ski areas south of New York state.

Only ONE is open today.

Appalachian Ski Mtn.’s final day of the 2015-16 season will be today, Wednesday, March 30. They will be operating with 8 of 12 slopes open on Wednesday, from 9am-6pm.

I received a couple of emails about App being the only ski area open on Tuesday and they kind of summed up what a lot of people “in the know” would think.

Joseph B from Statesville wrote, “I see appalachian is open today and things don’t look too bad. I just wonder why they’re open cause every time I look at the cameras there’s noone on the mountain. I’d be surprised if they stay open all week.”

Jack Smart (not sure where from) wrote, “I thought you’d get a kick out of a conversation that a buddy and me had yesterday. I told him that we ought to go ride today and he took a look at the webcameras and said DANG, APP LOOKS BETTER TODAY THAN SOME SKI RESORTS LOOKED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SEASON.”

That was a good prediction from Joseph as App is indeed closing after today’s session and you can bet that it is definitely due to a lack of ticket sales and not the lack of snow. App could push some snow around and make it to April 2-3rd if they wanted.

Per Jack’s comments – unfortunately it WAS a crap season although if you look at things with a ‘glass half full’ mentality – we did get two good months of REALLY good conditions. It was definitely a season that could be described as a tale of two halves with half the season being pretty poor. The first quarter was almost non-existent; the middle two quarters (half) was really snowy, cold and awesome; and the last quarter was a challenge that saw many ski areas closing earlier than usual.

I’m not sure that we’ll ever get a straight answer out of any of the ski area’s bean counters as to just where this season ranks in terms of skier visits, profits and losses – but suffice to say that this season will not be in the top ten best. That is for certain.

…and for the LAST TIME this season…

As I was driving in this morning my Vail Alerts App went off (again) sharing the fact that Vail received 5″ of snow in the last 24 hours. Beaver Creek saw another 6″. I was thinking to myself how appropriate would it be to have one of those alerts go off as I was preparing to do THE LAST snow report and FirsTrax post of the season. If course I was THINKING that the last day was going to be this Saturday as App HAD planned to be open through Saturday.

Then I got the message that App decided to pull the plug on things later today.

SO – indeed it happened. It happened all November and December. As we were struggling for cold air and snow, it was dumping out west. Today, as we crawl to a season-ending halt – we get another kick in the groin as we’re figuratively now “down for the count”.

Seems apropos.

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Westward Ho!

It may not be over till it’s over, but it’s all but over here.  A salute to the one standing resort, Appalachian Ski Mountain, which is still open with a respectable close of the season trail count; if I lived closer I would be heading there for afternoon fun and sun and mashed potato turns.

It’s not unusual for the season to be winding down the last weekend of March, many resorts close with high trail counts now because of reduced traffic; but this year is different because most had little option, temperatures and rain conspired to keep the 2015-16 season in the record books for all the wrong reasons.

A season of superlatives?

Well we all know that this has been a uniquely queasy roller coaster of a season with nauseating dips and troughs, but the slow grinds up have been exceptional as well, thanks to southeast snow making which is the only reason slopes were open at all for more than a couple of weeks. Some notable ups and downs:

Superlative Low:  Christmas and New Year 2015.  By the end of the week every resort except one closed their mountain for skiing,  ping pong and Parcheesi remained widely available.

Superlative Recovery:  One week later all local resorts had hit the fifty percent open mark again.  It was a brand new winter, for a little while.

Lesson:  Never give up and as a skier/rider, cherish the snowmaking windows when they open, it is like instant magic.  Do not miss out on the voodoo that these resorts can conjure up even in a bad year.

Superlative prediction: A wildly popular weather phenom, known as El Nino, was going to create sweet glorious powder events throughout the southeast peaking somewhere right about now.  Do you feel the thrill?

Superlative disappointment:  by January 1st streets throughout the region were already choked with fat rockered skis and boards that had been thrown out and piled on suburban sidewalks.  Thefts of backyard kayaks spiked. And P-tex futures collapsed.
 
Lesson: Never listen.  I am not piling onto the weather forecasters, making your weekend outdoor plan is much easier now than it used to be thanks to new and superior modeling techniques but our mutual confidence in the possibility of predicting a ski season on these models is clearly delusional.   I hope El Chucucabra devours El Nino next year leaving not a bone to pick over and predict.

Superlatively stupid statement:  My own pre-season prediction about the Pacific Northwest:  Dry as a small Texas town I predicted, but they are doing great and we are already eating pine pollen.

Superlative solution: I am heading West to personally apologize to the lift operators and bartenders whose livelihood I may have impacted by parroting all those mistaken predictions.  I will be starting my apology tour of Oregon and Washington this week and I hope they get another epic snow storm to accentuate my point.

Lesson:   Always save a wild card at the end of the season

An end of the season pitch for next year

Invest in next year now at low, low rates (some risks may apply).  Yes I am the same huckster who assured you last September that you could not go wrong with a season pass investment; and anyone who followed that advice probably still broke even, on average I think that took 5-7 days on the slopes (my research assistant is not in the office).  Many resorts have put together some really steep discounts if you get next years pass now.  It’s a little hard to fathom right now after this wringer of a season but it really is worth looking at; and keep this in mind, it was during the off season that our resorts made the improvements that allowed us to get in some great skiing despite the atrocious weather.  Some early season pass revenue I’m sure would help them continue building the infrastructure we increasingly rely on.  If you like skiing around here, recognize and reward them now for what they do.

As I mentioned I’m heading to the Pacific Northwest this week and hope to post some stoke, which is to say I hope to be a little lost in some pristine trees but not upside down in a tree well. My son will keep an eye on me.

 

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Meanwhile, some closing thoughts and thanks.

Thanks to everyone who meets on the slopes, texts, posts and sends private messages and participates on the messageboard, it all helps form a community of like-minded skiers.   A lot of us have skied together for years and a lot of others have joined in; let’s keep that going and build on it. Thanks to all the resorts for making something out of nothing and allowing southern skiers to stay on the slopes.  And Mike Doble, thanks for this opportunity, I’ve loved writing these articles and hope some of you have enjoyed them… is that a fragment?

It looks pretty decent at App this morning. Plenty of snow awaiting you.

The snow report is pretty lonely today as Appalachian is the only ONE of SEVENTEEN traditional ski areas that is open today. With Cataloochee closing this past Saturday and Snowshoe pulling the plug after Easter Sunday sessions – Appalachian is the line ski area open and operating for skiing and snowboarding.

With that in mind and with nothing else going on in the region, this will be our next to the last post of the season. We’ll update the snow report if App drops a slope offering or two this week and then once they close we will provide another season-ending update.

Some of our readers have asked me to continue to post news and stories of interest, and that is something that we aspire to do down the road, but to be honest, with everything else we have going on with ResortCams.com and other business – I am doubtful that we will find the time to. We’ll see.

2015-nov-18-newsletterWhen we DO post anything during the off-season, we will alert you via our skiMail Newsletter. So if you have not signed up for it – please do.

I’m hoping to make some recommendations to our member/partner ski areas during the off-season to make our content even more interactive with our readers and as we have any or new information to share, we will email everyone and post it here as well.

So for NOW – enjoy Appalachian for a few days more and we’ll hope to see most if not all of you again in a few months!

 

I don’t normally re-post anything, but since this will be one of our last posts of the season, I am re-posting my thanks…

 

IT IS TIME FOR THANK YOUS…

This is always the time of year that snow lovers hate. For all intent and purposes we began to see the end of this particular season a LOT sooner than most. March 4th, 5th and 6th many of us were enjoying near-epic conditions and natural snowfall at the SkiSoutheast / Snowshoe Summit and then literally with the exception of a day or two since that time – the Spring ‘switch’ flipped.

I suppose we will keep posting the SNOW REPORT for Appalachian and for those of you who still want to come around for 3-6 more days of snow play at App.

We’ve seen our own visitor traffic nose diving for a couple of weeks, but I wanted to take a moment and pass out some ‘thank yous’ of my own.

First, thanks to Amy Goodwin and the West Virginia Tourism Commission. Over the last couple of seasons Amy and her team have really been a great partner to what we do here. Thank you Amy for “getting who we are and who we are here for” and for being such a great partner.

Thanks to Terry Pfeiffer and the West Virginia Ski Areas Association for your continued partnership and synergies.

Thanks to my buddy, Joe Stevens (also the official spokesperson for the WV Ski Areas Association) who spends some time weekly via his Snow News is Good News column. Joe also calls and talks with me weekly about all things snow across the region. Thanks for several years of collaboration via the site, my friend.

Of course I want to extend a special thanks to each of the ski areas who work with us via the webcams and snow reporting partnerships. We attempt to promote all of our region’s resorts equitably, but these resorts go the extra mile and deserve a special thank you. These are the ski areas that support what we do here. We REALLY appreciate you guys.

Snowshoe Mountain
Canaan Valley Resort
Winterplace Resort
Timberline Resort
Omni Homestead Resort
Massanutten Resort
Wintergreen Resort
Bryce Resort
Beech Mountain Resort
Wisp Resort
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Wolf Ridge Resort

Thanks to my man Kenny Griffin who wears so many hats at Appnet and still finds the time and passion to be “Mr. SkiSoutheast” for a good portion of the 150 day season. His handling of the Snow Reporting and FirsTrax Morning Blog during each week really takes a load off of me. Kenny is also our ski and webcam IT guy and neither website would be the same without him. Thanks DUDE!

A big thank you has to go out to OUR OFFICIAL Meteorologist, Brad Panovich. Brad has been with us for several seasons now and this season he went the extra mile to provide good video skier’s forecasts all season long. In fact, he provide more frequent updates that in any season prior and that is saying a ton when you consider how terrible this season was in terms of cooperative weather. Brad is a real snow-goose but his forecasts are typically spot on. Thanks again Brad for your participation here and through your many mentions on WCNC News Channel 36 broadcasts.

Thanks to all of our Television Partners. There are TOO MANY television partners to mention all of you, but you know who you are and we feel very blessed to know that you guys are out there sharing the LIVE CAMS and talking us up on your broadcasts. This season we heard from about one-half of our 100+ television partners. Thanks so much for helping to spread the word. An honorable mention ‘thank you’ needs to go our to Mike Stinneford of the Washington D.C. market who keeps us informed within that region.

Thanks to the newest member of our reporting team, David McCue. David was a surprise ‘find’ this season. I’m not sure how we ended up coming together on inviting him to be a part of our team – but I am so glad that we did because I think he brings a special vibe to the site. His stories this season have been thoughtful and in a word – cool. I hope to expand on his participation in seasons to come.

I want to thank other members of our staff who contributed this season. Longtime travel writer, Randy Johnson was a new addition to the staff this season and his posts were both entertaining and well received by our readers. My Appnet staff – Lauren Style, Lisa Clough and Tim Salt helped out with billing and graphics this season. Thanks so much.

In closing, THANK YOU to YOU, our readers, for giving us a little bit of your day. Thanks for stopping by regularly and allowing us to talk about all of our great ski areas and all that they offer each and every day when the weather cooperates.

Your readership has made us indisputably NUMBER ONE in market share.

We attract:

14 times the traffic of our nearest competitor.

17 times the traffic of GoSkiNC.com

7 times the traffic of all other snow reporting services in the region – put together!

That means that SkiSoutheast.com is now the voice of skiers, snowboarders and the ski areas that we promote across all demographics.

So THANKS TO OUR READERS. While it has been one of the strangest weather seasons in a couple of decades, it has still been a great season for SkiSoutheast.com.

We will continue to enhance and improve the website and its outreach with new and exciting innovations. It goes without saying that we deeply appreciate the support of our loyal readership.

Until tomorrow…

That’s it for me today.

Email me anytime and about anything at: [email protected]

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The Easter bunny made an appearance at App on Saturday.

…And We’re Down to Two Ski Areas on Easter Sunday

…and after today…one…Appalachian Ski Mountain. Cataloochee’s last day of the 2015-2016 ski & snowboarding season was Saturday and Snowshoe will close for skiing and snowboarding after day sessions today.

That will leave Appalachian Ski Mountain as the lone resort still standing. Snowshoe really hustled to maintain pretty darn nice conditions by all accounts. Today they will play on 36 slopes and trails. They posted,

The final day of the season has arrived and while it’s always a bittersweet occasion, we will be making the most of it. It’s going to be a beautiful Easter Sunday so send the little ones out for the egg hunt in the village and soak up that last bit of springtime slush.

Variable coverage exists on the slopes, snow may be thin in some areas so please ski/ride with caution.

Slope Hours:
Snowshoe Basin: 9am – 4:30pm
Western Territory: 9am – 4:15pm
Silver Creek: 9am – 4:30pm

2016-03-27-APP2Appalachian Ski Mountain’s Meltdown Games always brings a ton of fun and Saturday’s festivities were mostly taking place under beautiful, partly cloudy skies.

Today’s fun continues and App is adding ONE MORE, NEW EVENT to cap off the games with “The Uphill Challenge!”. Get this: Riders will start at THE BASE of Orchard Run with skis on feet or 1 foot in Snowboards, and hike as fast as possible to the TOP of Orchard! The finish line will be beside the TOP of #3 lift. The race is TODAY at 1pm.

I’d love to witness that but I will be traveling with the fam today.

Appalachian will continue skiing and riding PAST today’s fun as they posted,

Winter isn’t over until we say it is. Come enjoy Appalachian’s classic end of the winter celebration on Sunday March 27. A full weekend of crazy events you won’t see any other time of the year, with lots of snow, sun, and skin.

Appalachian’s peeps don’t seem to be budging off of their April 2nd closing date…however they are fading fast in terms of base. That “WEATHER PERMITTING” thing may come into play.

 

IT IS TIME FOR THANK YOUS…

This is always the time of year that snow lovers hate. For all intent and purposes we began to see the end of this particular season a LOT sooner than most. March 4th, 5th and 6th many of us were enjoying near-epic conditions and natural snowfall at the SkiSoutheast / Snowshoe Summit and then literally with the exception of a day or two since that time – the Spring ‘switch’ flipped.

I suppose we will keep posting the SNOW REPORT for Appalachian and for those of you who still want to come around for 3-6 more days of snow play at App.

We’ve seen our own visitor traffic nose diving for a couple of weeks, but I wanted to take a moment and pass out some ‘thank yous’ of my own.

First, thanks to Amy Goodwin and the West Virginia Tourism Commission. Over the last couple of seasons Amy and her team have really been a great partner to what we do here. Thank you Amy for “getting who we are and who we are here for” and for being such a great partner.

Thanks to Terry Pfeiffer and the West Virginia Ski Areas Association for your continued partnership and synergies.

Thanks to my buddy, Joe Stevens (also the official spokesperson for the WV Ski Areas Association) who spends some time weekly via his Snow News is Good News column. Joe also calls and talks with me weekly about all things snow across the region. Thanks for several years of collaboration via the site, my friend.

Of course I want to extend a special thanks to each of the ski areas who work with us via the webcams and snow reporting partnerships. We attempt to promote all of our region’s resorts equitably, but these resorts go the extra mile and deserve a special thank you. These are the ski areas that support what we do here. We REALLY appreciate you guys.

Snowshoe Mountain
Canaan Valley Resort
Winterplace Resort
Timberline Resort
Omni Homestead Resort
Massanutten Resort
Wintergreen Resort
Bryce Resort
Beech Mountain Resort
Wisp Resort
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Wolf Ridge Resort

Thanks to my man Kenny Griffin who wears so many hats at Appnet and still finds the time and passion to be “Mr. SkiSoutheast” for a good portion of the 150 day season. His handling of the Snow Reporting and FirsTrax Morning Blog during each week really takes a load off of me. Kenny is also our ski and webcam IT guy and neither website would be the same without him. Thanks DUDE!

A big thank you has to go out to OUR OFFICIAL Meteorologist, Brad Panovich. Brad has been with us for several seasons now and this season he went the extra mile to provide good video skier’s forecasts all season long. In fact, he provide more frequent updates that in any season prior and that is saying a ton when you consider how terrible this season was in terms of cooperative weather. Brad is a real snow-goose but his forecasts are typically spot on. Thanks again Brad for your participation here and through your many mentions on WCNC News Channel 36 broadcasts.

Thanks to all of our Television Partners. There are TOO MANY television partners to mention all of you, but you know who you are and we feel very blessed to know that you guys are out there sharing the LIVE CAMS and talking us up on your broadcasts. This season we heard from about one-half of our 100+ television partners. Thanks so much for helping to spread the word. An honorable mention ‘thank you’ needs to go our to Mike Stinneford of the Washington D.C. market who keeps us informed within that region.

Thanks to the newest member of our reporting team, David McCue. David was a surprise ‘find’ this season. I’m not sure how we ended up coming together on inviting him to be a part of our team – but I am so glad that we did because I think he brings a special vibe to the site. His stories this season have been thoughtful and in a word – cool. I hope to expand on his participation in seasons to come.

I want to thank other members of our staff who contributed this season. Longtime travel writer, Randy Johnson was a new addition to the staff this season and his posts were both entertaining and well received by our readers. My Appnet staff – Lauren Style, Lisa Clough and Tim Salt helped out with billing and graphics this season. Thanks so much.

In closing, THANK YOU to YOU, our readers, for giving us a little bit of your day. Thanks for stopping by regularly and allowing us to talk about all of our great ski areas and all that they offer each and every day when the weather cooperates.

Your readership has made us indisputably NUMBER ONE in market share.

We attract:

14 times the traffic of our nearest competitor.

17 times the traffic of GoSkiNC.com

7 times the traffic of all other snow reporting services in the region – put together!

That means that SkiSoutheast.com is now the voice of skiers, snowboarders and the ski areas that we promote across all demographics.

So THANKS TO OUR READERS. While it has been one of the strangest weather seasons in a couple of decades, it has still been a great season for SkiSoutheast.com.

We will continue to enhance and improve the website and its outreach with new and exciting innovations. It goes without saying that we deeply appreciate the support of our loyal readership.

Until tomorrow…

That’s it for me today.

Email me anytime and about anything at: [email protected]

forumCLICKBe sure to VISIT OUR SNOW FORUM. JOIN AND TAKE PART! It’s Free!

Also visit all of our Ski Resort WebCams.

2015-nov-18-newsletterAlso be sure to sign up for our newsletters. It’s FREE and easy. Click in the signup to the right