Appalachian and Sugar open today and others to follow this week

We finally have a winter weather pattern that is bringing smiles to the faces or resort operators and skiers alike. Appalachian began making snow Saturday afternoon and they have reopened for the season with one slope for Sunday. However, with the help of Mother Nature and prime snowmaking opportunities ALL of the resorts are making snow and all of them will be opening with more and more terrain as the next couple of days pass.

A lot of areas around the High Country have reported in with up to 6" of snow (particularly around the Tennessee line) while most of the High Country received more like a dusting to 2".

THE COLDEST air of the season is on tap for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with snow showers possible each day and the overnight temps Monday and Tuesday night will be near 10 degrees!

Thanks to Paul Herrin and Peter Larkins for sending in some nice photos. I’ll be updating the site with more asap. I’m working remotely today so updates may not come til late today. Check the ski report for the latest on who made snow, who is open, and when the rest will open.


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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted close to 14,000 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.