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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!
01.1.13 07:18 AM
Well I guess now that we've all confirmed by our own existence that the Mayans and Nostradamus were all wrong about the end of the world taking place in 2012...and that we're not in the midst of World War III...we can get about enjoying life.
...and LIFE IS GOOD right now if you're a ski or snowboarding enthusiast that resides or rides the ski resorts of the Southeast and Mid Atlantic.
Let's get right to it today and talk about the biggest news of the day and that is the fact that we are now seeing resorts really rev up their slope offerings. Now that they've gotten some good base depths down on the main trails that they need to even call themselves "OPEN" they are now taking things to a whole different level and opening trails that we the "regulars" want to see open.
So that's what I'll talk about today and let's get right to it.
SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN: 44 of 60 Trails & Snow Tubing, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, zip lining, etc. Cupp Run is opening today! They've expanded over 100 acres in the last two weeks and received 3 and a half feet of new snow during that same period!
CANAAN VALLEY: 16 of 42 Trails & Ice Skating & Snowshoeing & Cross Country
TIMBERLINE: 26 of 40 Trails & 25 KM of Backcountry skiing terrain open.
WINTERPLACE: 17 of 27 Trails & Snow Tubing
WISP RESORT IN MARYLAND: 24 of 32 Trails & Snow Tubing, Ice Skating, Mountain Coastering and more. They received another one inch of natural snow and are the only ski area that MADE SNOW this past 24 hours as they are making snow this morning.
VIRGINIA SKI AREAS: 33 Trails Open Total. No snowmaking took place in the last 24 hours.
MASSANUTTEN: 8 of 14 Trails & Snow Tubing
Wintergreen Ski Resort from this morning...compliments of Wintergreen Resort.
THE HOMESTEAD: 4 of 10 Trails & Snowmobiles & Ice Skating
BRYCE: 5 of 8 Trails & Snow Tubing
A photo from last year's Appalachian Fireworks...
NC SKI AREAS: 58 Trails Open Total. No snowmaking took place over the last 24 hours; however conditions look GREAT across the entire region.
APPALACHIAN: 10 of 12 Trails & Ice Skating
CATALOOCHEE: 15 of 17 Trails and Snow Tubing
SAPPHIRE VALLEY: 2 of 2 Trails & Snow Tubing
SUGAR MOUNTAIN: 14 of 20 Trails, Ice Skating & Snow Tubing
WOLF RIDGE: 6 of 22 Trails & Snow Tubing
OBER GATLINBURG IN TENNESSEE: 6 of 9 Trails, Snow Tubing & Ice Skating OPEN.
Conditions will be pretty awesome across the region and the slopes will be a LOT less crowded than yesterday as New Year's Eve parties will come out later than on Monday morning. Also a lot of people will be leaving today and travelling back home.
This should be a great day to ski or ride as far as slope conditions are concerned. THERE IS some wintry mix, rain, and snow in the forecast so keep an eye on the weather forecast over at www.HighCountryWeather.com and go hit the slopes when and if you can!
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