Cataloochee Ski Area at 8:45am this morning as a nice crowd shows for Opening Day! Click to enlarge

Cataloochee Ski Area opened at 8:30am today, November 12, 2011…as did Sugar Mountain Resort. This photo of Cat shows great conditions after 2 days of snowmaking!

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted more than 13,000 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.