While we haven’t had the BIG snows so far this year, the last few weeks have really been a whole lot more fun to talk about thanks to one mini snow event after another. I feel like we’ve had 2 or 3 every week for the past 3 weeks or so now. It’s fun!
Yet another one of these mini snow events has dropped several inches of snow across the North Carolina and West Virginia ski resorts in the past 24 hours. Even Ober Gatlinburg in Tennessee is reporting and inch this morning. Here are those totals. Note that App and Cat’s totals are based on CoCoRaHS readings from around the area and webcam views. You’d think with natural snow falling they’d want to put numbers up on their site!
Appalachian Ski Mountain: Dusting
Beech Mountain: 4″
Sugar Mountain: 2″
Wolf Ridge: 3″
Canaan Valley: 3.8″ in the last 24 hours, 5.4″ in 48
Snowshoe: 3″ in the last 24 hours, 7″ in 48
Timberline: 3.8″ in the last 24 hours, 5.4″ in 48
Winterplace: 2″ in the last 24 hours
Ober Gatlinburg: 1″
It should be a fun day at all of those locations and even in Virginia where the snow didn’t quite reach them. Bluebird skies are already showing here in NC and the same should happen up in the northern part of the region as well as the day progresses. Blue skies and fresh snow. Yessssss. It is going to be pretty chilly this morning though, so bundle up. Temps this morning are 20-30 degrees colder than yesterday at the same time. Here’s some shots from the cams right now. Click the images to enlarge.
We have two more entries into the 100% Open Club this morning. Sugar Mountain was able to get Sugar Bear open thanks to some natural snow and they are now skiing and riding on all 21 trails out there. Being out there Friday, I can say that conditions are fantastic out there right now. And somewhat surprisingly, Wolf Ridge can now say they are 100% open as well. I’ve been working for Ski Southeast for 4 years now and I’ve never seen that happen in the time I’ve been here. Awesome! They’re open on all 15 trails now. I’m considering going there for the first time ever this weekend now. Hmmmm.
It’s smooth sailing for today and tomorrow. Lots of sun and colder temps will continue to stick around. The next system moves through Wednesday night and Thursday, bringing another mini snow event. Still waiting on that big snow though!