…and it begins.

Opening day for the 2018-2019 ski and snowboarding season for the Southeast and mid-Atlantic is still some five weeks or more away if Ma Nature cooperates. Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia has previously announced their opening day as Wednesday (before Thanksgiving), November 21st. However, this morning provided a bit of a preview into what the season might look like as Snowshoe Mountain received its first snowfall of the season early this morning.

The news first broke (to me personally) from my family who shared that Meteorologist Brad Panovich was showing ResortCams.com this morning with some previously recorded bit of snow falling. There wasn’t any on the ground from his video.

However, Roanoke, Virginia’s WDBJ7 (CBS) was also on ResortCams.com early to catch the video below.

Check it out:

It was still below 32° as I looked this morning. There was some “snog” happening, and a little on the ground.

Here’s a capture of that:

You can see a bit of snow on the ATVs

I’m off to hang out at Sugar Mountain today for Oktoberfest. I’ll share a LOT more news and information later this evening and Sunday. So check back.


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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiSoutheast.com, SkiNC.com and ResortCams.com. 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.