Another Few Inches

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!

North Carolina
Appalachian Ski Mountain: Dusting
Beech Mountain: 4″
Cataloochee: Dusting
Sugar Mountain: 2″
Wolf Ridge: 3″

West Virginia
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.


Sugar Mountain this AM.
Sugar Mountain this AM.

Still snowing at Canaan this morning!

100% Club

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!

Until tomorrow…

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Kenny Griffin
Kenny grew up in Concord, NC, which is right outside of Charlotte. He graduated from UNC Charlotte in December 2010 with a degree in meteorology and joined Ski Southeast immediately thereafter. In addition to his Appnet duties, he helps with day to day operations of Ski Southeast and is also in charge of our sister site, In his own words... "I discovered this website a few years back and visit it on a daily basis. I lurked on the messageboard for a while before becoming actively involved and have met some very cool people because of it. Needless to say, I am VERY stoked to be a part of the team and I think I have a unique insight into what people want from the site seeing as I used to be on the outside looking in. I'm sure some people who are reading this have seen me on the mountain before. I am frequently at Beech Mountain and it’s not hard to spot me, as I usually have a camera on my head. I love to document my days on snow and have posted some videos on the messageboard before. If you ever see me out there, feel free to say hey!" You can email Kenny directly at [email protected]