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A Warm Monday will Soon Abate to Cooler, Snow Making, Weather

11.18.13 08:18 AM

We’re seeing typical November weather across the Southeast today – the cold we had early and mid last week gave way to a warm weekend and Monday.  But fret not! Another cold front is on the way with temps getting below freezing for the next few nights.  Sugar and Cataloochee are still at it with Sugar open to 3/4 station skiing on Upper and Lower Flying Mile.  They took a bit of a hit and are reporting a 6-28 inch base.

Sugar Mountain - Monday November 18

Cataloochee might be faring a bit better for the wear.  They are reporting a 16-34 inch base and skiing on the 4 runs (Lower Omigosh, Rabbit Hill, Easy Way, and Beginner's Luck) with 2 lifts (Omigosh & Easy Way) and 1 conveyor for the learning ones over on Beginner’s Luck.

Cataloochee Ski Area - Monday November 18

The rain is gone and the sun is out at both areas. It will be another beautiful day on the mountain.  Just about all the area resorts will be firing up the snow guns once again tonight!

I hope some of you were able to make it out to Cataloochee or Sugar this weekend.  I was at Sugar on Saturday and the conditions were great for this time of the year and the weather was beautiful, 50s with mostly clear blue skies.  Just an all-around great November day on the slopes.  I’m sure Cataloochee was just about the same.  I would love to hear from any of you who hit Cat this weekend.  Send pictures or video if you have and I’ll post them on the site.  Speaking of Cat, did y’all catch that they had reduced lift tickets by $10 over the weekend if you presented a current season pass to any other area?  If not, make sure to follow us on Twitter as that’s the best tool for getting quick announcements like this out.

A quick look at the week ahead shows us that Appalachian Ski Mountain is due to open on Friday November 22.  It will be exciting to have another one open.  I hope to get to App on Friday and bring you live updates on their opening day.  I do not know what Beech is thinking right regarding their strategy, but it would be awesome to have both Appalachian and Beech mountain open for the weekend.  The High Country would be in full swing!

That’s it for today.  Remember to follow us on Twitter at https://twitter.com/skisoutheast for the latest news.  We’ll share as soon as we know anything.

Tim Bahlke

Drop me an email at tim@skisoutheast.com to let me know what you think or with suggestions on what we could be doing better.





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