Cold Start to the Week at Southeast Ski Resorts

It is chilly this morning.

33° at 7:30am this morning at my office, and here’s some other temps from around the region:

33° at Ski Beech
35° at Sugar Mountain
39° at Appalachian Ski Mountain
37° at Hawksnest Ski Resort
30° at Cataloochee Ski Area
41° at Wisp Resort

Wisp Resort: They are looking at Partly Cloudy skies for today with highs in the upper 40s and lows tonight in the mid to upper 20s.  Tuesday offers a little rain to snow event with maybe 2-4” of snow possible. Some forecasters are saying an inch.  Highs Tuesday should be around the mid to upper 30s.  Overnight lows Tuesday nigh near 20°.  Wednesday and Thursday are looking nice with highs in the 40s and lows in the 20s.  More rain/snow coming in later towards the weekend.

Ditto the above forecast for Canaan Valley and Timberline Resorts…with just slightly cooler temps.

Snowshoe looks to be very nice today with highs in the 40s and tonight’s low in the upper 20s.  Tuesday looks like a rain to snow event with highs near 30° and lows in the upper teens.  Wednesday looks nice again with highs in the upper 30s and lows in the upper 20s.  Thursday appears to bring more snow.

The North Carolina Mountains:

We are expecting to see a little snow this evening and into Tuesday.  The call right now is from 1-2” around most of the region with isolated 2-4” accumulations along the very same favored western slopes.

Here’s the details:

Monday…Widespread dense fog this morning. Then mostly cloudy this afternoon with with scattered rain showers and thunderstorms highs in the lower 50s. Winds becoming west at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30 percent. Overnight low 30°

Tuesday…Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow showers in the morning…Then partly cloudy in the afternoon. Windy. Cooler with highs in the mid to upper 30s. Northwest winds 20 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 50 mph in the morning. Chance of snow 30 percent. Overnight low 23°

Wednesday…Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid to upper 40s. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Overnight low 27°

Thursday…Mostly cloudy with a 40 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s. Overnight low 30-35°

Friday…Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s to near 50°. Lows in the mid 30s.

Saturday…Partly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of rain showers. Highs in the mid 40s. Lows in the mid 30s.

Sunday…Partly cloudy. Highs in the lower 40s.

Normal Winter Weather now seems to be right around the corner and February and March should be good if you’re into cold and periods of snow.

Until Next Time!

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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.