The #1 Ski Destination in the Eastern United States

First Trax :: Daily News

Sugar and Cat Trying to Open!

11.10.11 03:19 PM

by Kenny Griffin - kenny@skisoutheast.com

For those who haven't heard, Cataloochee announced on their Facebook page yesterday that they are hoping to open this Saturday at 8:30am!  I was so pumped yesterday when I found out.  Then, this morning I come into the office and hear that Sugar is wanting to open TOMORROW.  As in Friday. 

Now, I can't even control my stokedness.  Yes, I said stokedness.  I'm not sure if that's a word but I'll go with it.  Everyone will probably be laughing at me today as I go around the office with an extra bounce in my step.

Quite frankly, I'll be both impressed and/or surprised if either resort does open by Saturday.  Temperatures over the next 48 hours will be cold and both resorts should be able to get in a good 36-42 hours or so of snowmaking.  Next week's temperatures look rather mild though, and it's doubtful that either would be able to stay open for too long.  While both ski areas have rather impressive snowmaking infrastructures and it's been done before, it's just crazy to think that I will be snowboarding on Saturday after playing tennis in 60 degree weather just the other day! 

Regardless, I will be crossing my fingers in hopes that both will indeed open.  Props to both resorts for even attempting to do this.

Keep checking back for more updates as things develop.  I'll be watching the cams at both places today pretty intensely.  I will also be working on getting a video forecast made and posted on High Country Weather tonight or early tomorrow.  It's a pretty exciting time around here!  Think snow!

Also visit the new Sugar Weather Center at www.SugarMountainWeather.com. The temps are coming LIVE from atop Big Red. Compliments of Sugar Ski and Country Club at www.SugarMountain.com

More to come.







  

  




Advertising Contact For SkiSoutheast :

The phone number listed here is for ADVERTISING CONTACT ONLY. If you are interested in advertising, call our offices at 828-963-7286 and ask for Mike.


If you are inquiring about ANYTHING OTHER THAN ADVERTISING, please feel free to use the form above or you can send us an e-mail to mail@skisoutheast.com, and we will be happy to answer your inquiry usually the same day during the season.


Due to the volume of inquiries that we receive per day, we are simply NOT able to assist those kinds of questions via our phone lines.