Cold is on the way as of Nov 30, 2009

Meteorologist Brad Panovich just updated us with his newest Skier’s Forecast for the ski areas from West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina.

Be sure to check out the FULL Skier’s Forecast Video

The summary is that there’s great news in the way of cold air that should be filtering into the region beginning sometime around Thursday.  The West Virginia Resorts could see as much as 6-8" of snow Wednesday through Friday and that is great news to Snowshoe Mountain as they plan on opening this coming weekend.

The North Carolina ski areas should pick up anywhere from 2-4" of snow with 2" around the Cataloochee area and perhaps higher amounts near Sugar and Beech.

Even more important is the fact that SNOWMAKING temps will accompany the natural snow.

Here’s the breakdown day by day:

Tuesday: Hi 40° Lo 31° Cloudy

Wednesday: Hi 38° Lo 30° – PM clouds and chances of snow

Thursday: Hi 35° Lo 24° – 70% chance of snow and great snowmaking temps

Friday: Hi 33° Lo 19° – 30% chance of snow and great snowmaking ops.

Saturday: Hi 36° Lo 26° – Mix of clouds and sun, but good snowmaking temps

Sunday: Hi 41° Lo 26° – Mix of clouds and sun, but good snowmaking temps

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Be sure to check out the FULL Skier’s Forecast Video


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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.