Things are finally winding down to a halt around the Southeast Ski Resorts. It has been a wild ride (wilder than most seasons weather-wise). We’ll try to put it into words sometime next week, but for now I’ll just say that we had a GREAT start, a prolonged thaw with well timed winter blasts of cold and snow, and we’re seeing a finish that has many ski areas close with near mid-season conditions. Appalachian closed Sunday with what was arguably the best conditions in the Southeast and Mid Atlantic on Sunday.
There were several areas that did not see normal snowfall, such as Ski Beech which normally sees about 80” of snow per winter. Last season they received 84” and this winter saw just 66” – which coincidently is 18” sub par – the same amount that WISP went over! So THAT’S WHERE ALL THAT BLOWING SNOW WENT!!!
Anyway, we still have a few more days of ski season left and conditions are VERY nice at Snowshoe, and we’ll term the conditions as just one notch less than that (we’ll say “NICE”) at Timberline and Wisp.
The weather for this weekend is for more Spring-like conditions with highs in the mid 50s this weekend in
Check the archives (last few days) as we have detailed the plans for this weekend numerous times lately. Today, we’re just yapping! Those of us in the “snow biz” are all kind of lamenting the fact that it’s almost over. Andrea Smith of Snowshoe just wrote me moments ago saying, “
I responded and she wrote back, “You know with all the work it’s been this season I am sad we are closing this weekend. I guess no one is going to be open next week huh?”
I wrote back, “Not unless you guys do it.”
Like many of us, she replied moments later that she was hoping to “check out some other places.”
It IS coming to an end my friends. If you want to make a few more turns…your options are dwindling!
Until Next Time…