Winter Weather Advisories for North Carolina Ski Resorts

Winter Weather Advisories for North Carolina Ski Resorts

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Just about all of the North Carolina ski resorts have been issued a Winter Weather Advisory starting at 6pm tonight and going to 12pm on Friday.  The advisory is for snow, sleet, and ice.  An accumulation of 1-3 inches is expected.  Our friends over at Local Yokel Weather have a good post up this morning describing the details of the system and its potential impact.  You can check it out here.

The Weather Channel is also talking about it this morning and you can check out their take below.

Weather Channel Forecast

Other than the Alerts, it’s a pretty quiet morning out there.  The resorts are kinda just hunkering down, waiting for the weekend festivities, and hoping for a little of Mother Nature’s intervention.  We do have a few base changes to share.  Appalachian Ski Mountain lost 1-2” of base in the past 24 hours, but still has plenty at 39-80”. 

Terrain crew is busy at Appalachian Ski Mountain
The App Crew working on one of the Terrain Parks

Catalooche has a 57-87” base which is down about 2” from yesterday’s update.  Finally, Sugar is down 1-3” to 33-83”.  Still plenty of snow out there, but a couple inches of natural snow sure would help.

View from Top of Sugar Mountain Ski Resort
I love the view of the mountains from Sugar’s new summit cam.

Massanutten is the big news maker for today.  Mass started their late season rates this past Monday.  Here’s their pricing for the remainder of the season.

Massanutten Late Season Ski Prices              

Now, the really big announcement is that Jason Seal, Massanutten snowmaker since 2003, has been nominated for Snowmaker of the Year by Ski Area Management Magazine.  Check out his write up in SAM Magazine.  Congratulations to Jason and Massanutten.  You guys have my vote!

Great Conditions at Massanutten Ski Resort
Some of Jason’s magnificent work.

As you head out today you will see some cloud cover as the front that is to cause the wintery mix starts moving into the area.  Even though West Virginia and Virginia do not have alerts, they still have a chance of snow starting tonight.  We’ll just have to see how that plays out.  If you read or watched the weather from the links above, you know that there is still a little bit of a question as to when exactly it will hit and with what outcome – the moving parts have to come together just so.

That’s about it for me this morning, but before I go I want to leave you with one more pic.  I just can’t help it, the mountains are so beautiful.

View from the Top of Beech Mountain Ski Resort
The view from Beech this morning

I can’t get enough, just look how magnificent the mountains are this morning  – LOOK AT IT!

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!