Another Great Day to Ski or Ride in the North Carolina Mountains!

After a couple mornings in a row that were in the single digits and teens for lows, we experiencing temperatures that are in the 30s this morning and going to a high in the upper 40s today. Some of the resorts made some snow last night – check out the tour below for those details – and that will be the last of the snowmaking opportunities for a few days now with overnight lows not getting cold enough again until Saturday night or Sunday.

This weekend is looking like some underdeveloped snow early on Saturday changing over to snow later in the evening/night and SNOW on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday! We’ll also be back in the freezer from Sunday on as highs will be in the 20s and 30s with lows in the teens! So ski conditions will remain in the "EXCELLENT" range.

Make plans to ski or ride some of the best ski and snowboarding conditions in years!

SkiNC / Ski Beech Summit Video is online…

For those interested, we have popped up a video trip report to kind of show those who weren’t there what they missed! Feel free to check that out by clicking here> Ski Beech Ski Videos / Snowshoe Summit is Here!

If you made it to last season’s summit you know what kind of great time was had by 140+ that enjoyed powder skiing and a great time at Snowshoe Mountain. We’re doing it all over again and thus far we have plus or minue 100 people already planning to join the fun! Click here> Snowshoe Summit Video to see the video from last season and make plans to join us March 6-8th for what should be an awesome weekend with great conditions and great fun. All messageboard members get $100 of lodging and if you attend the FREE Ski Party Friday night, you get Sunday’s Lift Pass FREE! Get over there and join up and make reservations NOW as rooms and lodging is filling up fast!

Let’s get to the tour:

Appalachian Ski Mountain – 32° – Groomed – 85-112" – 100% open with all 10 trails, both terrain parks and ice skating. No Snowmaking last night.

Cataloochee Ski Area – 31° – Groomed – 52-104" – 100% open with all 14 trails, and terrain features. No snowmaking. Snow tubing reopens Thursday.

Ski Beech – 32° – Groomed / Frozen Granular – 38-74" – Open with 12 of 15 trails and terrain parks. Tubing and Ice Skating closed until Friday.

Wolf Ridge Resort – 36° – Groomed – 48-68" – Reporting 1" of new snow last night!?!?! We’ll try to verify that. Open with 11 of 20 trails and snow tubing. No snowmaking overnight.

Sugar Mountain – 25° – Manmade & Frozen Granular – 50-100" – 100% open with all 20 trails, terrain park features, snow tubing and ice skating. No snowmaking although their weather stations are reporting lows of 25°. They are reporting snowmaking overnight.

Lots more is happening around the region…Be sure to click over to  to see what’s happening into the Virginias, Tennessee, and Maryland ski resort areas.

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted more than 13,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.