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The Gift of SNOW for Valentine's Day
02.14.13 09:58 AM
Now this is what I'm talking about! Just over half of the 16 resorts got snow last night. A few more turned on the guns, and all saw a drop in temperature. The pattern continues -- "the season of recovery" as Mike named it back in January. We get snow just in time to allow for great holiday conditions, and that's what happening right now.
Timberline this morning, the line for lift tickets! >>
Here's a look at how the resorts are shaping up for President's Day weekend:
App- 12/12 slopes open 39-69" base 26 º Making snow
Cat- 16/17 slopes open 48-48" base 24 º Trace of snow; Making snow
Sapphire- 100% open 20-40"base 30.3 º
Beech- 15/15 slopes open 24-64" base 17 º .8" new snow; Making snow
Sugar- 19/20 slopes open 39-81" base 23 º .8"new snow; Making snow
Wolf- 10/22 slopes open 32-40" base 23 º
Bryce- 100% open 34" base 33 º
Mass- 100% open 38" base 29 º Trace of snow
Hmstd- 6/10 slopes open 38" base 33 º
Wtgrn- 25/26 slopes open 30-60" base 24 º Making snow
Canaan- 38/42 slopes open 12-24" base 24 º 4.6" new snow
Snowshoe- 52/60 slopes open 20-46" base 25 º 1" new snow; Making snow
Tmbrlne- 35/40 slopes open 12-55" base 24 º 4" new snow; Making snow
Wntrplce- 27/27 slopes open 30-56" base 27 º Trace of snow
Wisp- 29/32 slopes open 20" base 25 º 3" new snow
Ober- 7/9 slopes open 10-20" base 32 º
A few more notables:
Snowshoe (pictured left) announces with a video that "over 1.5 feet of snow has fallen in February" already and it's only the 14th! Happy Valentine's Day, by the way!
Wisp shared a clip, as well, showing their winter wonderland - "snow has started, with more accumulation on the way!"
Canaan posted on Facebook late last night, "A few inches of snow so far this afternoon. Calling for another 3-5" tonight, with chance of snow on Friday and Saturday. Looks like a powder weekend in the valley. We still have a few rooms open for those last minute reservations. Don't miss out on awesome skiing and tubing conditions this weekend!"
Timberline's looking forward to the next few days and recently posted, "SNOW. This is real snow country again this weekend. See you there."
Take a look at the webcams and you'll see that every resort looks about the same -- beautiful and covered in white! As does Beech this morning >>
I'm excited for this weekend and I don't even get to go out. If you think the conditions are great now, just wait. Snow hasn't left the building yet; yes, more is in the forecast, and there's still time to make some. By tomorrow, you'll be chomping at the bit.
Have a wonderful Thursday! And if you're reading this without having a gift for a loved one, don't forget that lift passes are always fun ;-) and who doesn't enjoy a spur-of-the-moment trip (hint, hint, Matthew Fisk ;) ?
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*Heart photo courtesy of Beech Mtn 2013