Down to TWO MORE DAYS and 10 total trails open.

As we forecasted on Friday – things didn’t get quite as cold as some of the local forecasters were predicting overnight last night. That’s good for the plants and spring flowers, etc. Beech dipped to 34° as did Sugar. Cataloochee and Appalachian both saw lows around 32-32°.

Highs today should be in the milder mid 60s as will Sunday.

It should be a blast for these last two days of skiing and riding. Cataloochee had 16 trails open a week ago but the warmer temps and rains during the past week took their toll on the slopes and they can only offer 3 trails from the mid station down today and Sunday…but that’s okay…their open!

Tammy Brown posted that they will now end their season after Sunday’s day sessions. She posted, "On Saturday, we will be skiing on 3 slopes from midstation down, Intermediate Lower Omigosh serviced by the Omigosh Double Chairlift, and Beginners Easy Way and Beginners Rabbit Hill serviced by the Easy Way Triple Chairlift on a base of 13”-36” and a machine worked surface with spring conditions. On Saturday we will offer one session of skiing, day skiing only from 9am – 4:30pm with a morning or afternoon half day rate also available. Weekday rates will be in effect."

Appalachian dropped another trail and now have 7 of 11 trails open with 2 of 3 terrain parks and all of their Meltdown Games activities for today and Sunday. Check Friday’s FirsTrax news for the schedule of events.

We’re on day 135 and there are 2 more days of opportunities to enjoy the snow for the 2009-2010 ski and snowboarding season!

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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.