The Cold Has Returned and So Has Snowmaking

After a cold front moved through yesterday, we’re seeing chillier temps this morning than in previous ones.  Several of the ski areas dipped below freezing and were able to being making snow again.  Up into West Virginia, Snowshoe Mountain is even reporting 2″ of natural snow this morning.  The Boathouse Cam shows some flakes still coming down.


Others should be able to get in on the snowmaking action tonight as just about everyone should dip below the freezing mark.  The next several nights look good actually and some resorts might even be able to go around the clock.

This latest cold front is the beginning of what looks like a nice pattern change.  I was hoping for a pow day on Sunday, but it looks like the snow totals will be on the lower side now.  WCNC Chief Meteorologist Brad Panovich sent us his latest video forecast and talks about this and what’s going to happen into the Christmas holiday.  Check it out below.

Hopefully everything he says comes to fruition.  I’m ready for a pow day and I’m sure the resorts are too.  That storm, it if happens, would line up perfectly for the holiday period.  If you have a trip planned during that time frame, things are looking good for you right now.  Even if it doesn’t snow a lot, it looks likely that things will remain cold so we always have snowmaking to fall back on.

New Cams

We added a couple of new webcams yesterday that you might find interesting, one at Winterplace and one at Wintergreen.  The Winterplace one is at the very top of the mountain, at the offloading area of Lifts #3 and #9, and looks out on the ski area.

Winterplace Top of the Mountain Cam 

We now have three webcams at Wintergreen.  The latest one is at the bottom of the Blue Ridge Ridge Express lift.  It’s a PTZ one and moves around every few seconds.

Wintergreen Blue Ridge Express Cam

The Wolf Ridge cam should be back online soon.  Mike touched base with those guys and I should be talking to their IT guy in the coming days.

We have so many cams at the ski areas now.  I love it.  I can’t believe how that stuff has grown over the last few years.

Check the snow reports page to get a detailed look at current conditions right now.  They should improve greatly in the coming days!

Until tomorrow…

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Kenny Griffin
Kenny grew up in Concord, NC, which is right outside of Charlotte. He graduated from UNC Charlotte in December 2010 with a degree in meteorology and joined Ski Southeast immediately thereafter. In addition to his Appnet duties, he helps with day to day operations of Ski Southeast and is also in charge of our sister site, In his own words... "I discovered this website a few years back and visit it on a daily basis. I lurked on the messageboard for a while before becoming actively involved and have met some very cool people because of it. Needless to say, I am VERY stoked to be a part of the team and I think I have a unique insight into what people want from the site seeing as I used to be on the outside looking in. I'm sure some people who are reading this have seen me on the mountain before. I am frequently at Beech Mountain and it’s not hard to spot me, as I usually have a camera on my head. I love to document my days on snow and have posted some videos on the messageboard before. If you ever see me out there, feel free to say hey!" You can email Kenny directly at [email protected]