This continues to be a WELL TIMED Winter in the sense that each time conditions begin to be a little too loose or when thin coverage and bare spots begin to show through at some ski areas…things turn cold. That is the case again today as most areas of the Southeast are reporting a few inches of base depth drop…and most all are reporting variable to loose granular conditions. So it will be Spring Skiing conditions today across the region for the most part.
There’s PLENTY of good snow across all trails at ALL resorts so even with the milder conditions that we’ve had, there is plenty of snow. Check out the Photos of the Day and/or Live cameras for a closer look at how much snow is out there! Resort further north into
Further South, into
Cold enough air to make snow should hit the region tonight and snowguns could be running most all of the weekend at some ski areas. Some will have temps borderline during the daytime hours to make for great skiing during the day and snowmaking occurring only at night! (THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!)
Today should be the last mild day we will see for the next four or five days at least. Here is yet another example of how TIMELY a winter this has been in terms of keeping decent to great conditions on the slopes. Regardless of whatever huge numbers are being inflated regarding base depths at some ski areas there ARE some thin coverage and bare spots shining this morning. In
Both Ski Beech and
WE TOLD YOU GUYS…SAPPHIRE VALLEY IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON – As we forecasted earlier in the week after looking at the weather forecast for Sapphire and the calendar…They HAVE indeed closed for the season. That is not being reflected on other regional and national ski websites. However they have told us that they will not be reopening until DECEMBER.
In summary, conditions will be pretty doggone good for today. Expect variable to loose granular conditions no matter where you go today. There may be a thin coverage or bare spot or two at most of the resorts, but NOTHING you can’t simply ski around with TONS of good skiable terrain open at ALL resorts. The GREAT news is that the TIMING is good yet again such that COLD air is infiltrating the region tonight and even more so Friday night and through the weekend. Snowmaking and grooming will make for what should be VERY, VERY NICE conditions across the region.
Until Next Time!
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