Conditions were VERY GOOD to GREAT this weekend!

Lorrie Tomlinson reports from Appalachian on Sunday:

Three days in a row at Appalachian Ski Mountain and the temperature was only 18 degrees when we arrived Sunday morning. Before opening, the snow guns were cranking out some fresh snow. The wind was rather strong and made for a very cold day.  App definitely has more snow than the other NC resorts. App is 100% open and with the base that they have, I do not see that changing any time soon.

Dan Morgan reports from Cataloochee on Saturday:

I had a ball skiing at Cataloochee today.  This was my first time skiing here and for the record we only came here because you guys kept talking the place up.  I am glad we listened!  This place rocks.  The snow was good and while it was a bit crowded the lift lines were tolerable.  I skied a little Saturday night and they could have used some grooming because things were a bit bumpy and challenging but still good. I’ll be back as I loved the terrain.

Sonia Martin skied at Winterplace on Sunday:

Conditions were nice out today with lots of sunshine and plenty of good snow. I only made a few turns cause it was pretty busy.  Word going around was that someone died going into the woods.  I don’t know if you guys can confirm that but we’d love to know.

( Note: We have received a couple of emails about this.  We called and spoke with our contacts at the mountain and right now we can neither confirm nor deny that. We are expecting a call from the resort president and we’ll post info as we have it.)

Delbert Nadeau reports from Timberline Resort:

I have only gotten on the slopes a half dozen times this season and this is my first time skiing at Timberline.  I wished that ALL my turns would have been here!  I loved the terrain and the day was great.  Timberline has a different cliché about it and it’s one that I will be back for again and again. I’ll be here for a few days and file a better, more in-depth report later in the week, but suffice to say there’s good snow, lots of it and a lot of open terrain!

On-Snow Reporters:

We will keep a log of the best reporter’s submission, photos and reports. Trust us it is way to time consuming to post every pic…but send them…because we are tallying the scores.  The winner of the Best On Snow Reporter for 2005-2006 will win $1000 in cash, a FREE Getaway Vacation and more.  The contest will run from now through March 1st and we will choose the winner.  Our choice will be based on the following and IN THE ORDER of importance.

Quality of Photos

Quality of Reports (well written, informative, unbiased)

Number of Photo Submissions

Number of Reports

Extra points will be given for getting smiling faces in the photos and including names and cities where you can.

Extra points will be awarded for creative ideas.

We will choose the winner based on how helpful and informative the reports have been.

As of 02/27/2006 here are the top vote getters. (We will only document the top three to five here throughout the season…and we may begin posting the top ten, depending on how close results are.)
1. Lorrie Tomlinson
2. Mark McKelvy
3. Kent Jackson
4. David Long