Cold and Blustery Skier Forecast for Dec 7th

Thursday will be blustery and COLD. Expect highs to be around freezing with 20mph winds and gusts to 45mph. The lows tonight will be in the single digits! Around 8°-10°. We could see from ½” to 1-2” OF SNOW across some areas.

Friday will be frigid around Banner Elk and Beech Mountain areas with highs in the 20s all day. Beech and Banner Elk could see highs around 24° and a bit warmer to around 32° over towards Cataloochee and Wolf Ridge areas. Friday night lows should be near 12° across most of Western North Carolina! It will still be windy with 10-20 mph winds and some gustier bursts near 40 mph. That will make it the coldest 24 hour period in just about two full years in the region!

Look for Saturday to “mild up” a bit to more normal temps with sunny skies and highs to near 42° and much less wind. Saturday night’s low should be near 15°. Sunday and Monday look pretty with highs in the 40s and lows in the mid 20s. Great ski weather and snowmaking at night.

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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.