Calling all Snow reporters!

Thanks to Jesse Smole of for sending in some great images at Sugar Mountain from yesterday’s opening day. According to Jesse and some twenty other emailer conditions at Sugar after just over 30 +/- hours of snowmaking were surprisingly good.

Reports were that coverage was even, and there were no real thin spots or icy spots to speak of. Sugar made snow all last night as well and will be as long as temps allow on Saturday.

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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.