Great Conditions and Great Weather at the North Carolina Ski Resorts!

We will announcing our HUGE Lift Ticket Giveaway later today so check back for free skiing and FOUR MORE VACATION GETAWAYS!

The thermometer’s around the state of NC have dipped 11° colder this morning than it was yesterday morning. Most of the North Carolina ski resort communities are showing lows in the low 20s this morning. Hawksnest is showing 19°. Ski Beech reported 21° at 6am or so, but as of this post (7:30am) it is now 14.7° at our mountaintop weather station. Sugar’s mountaintop weather station is reporting 14° as well. Wolf Ridge Resort is reporting 24°.

Check the SLOPE CONDITIONS page for more details, and here’s some special notes from around the region:

Appalachian Ski Mountain was still making snow as of 7:30am, but they will have the guns off while ski sessions are in play. Cataloochee and Hawksnest reported that they made snow last night, but the guns are off as of this report. Ski Beech is still making snow this morning and they say that snowmaking will be ongoing as temps allow. Sugar made snow and now have the guns off for day skiing sessions.

As far as we can tell, Wolf Ridge Resort was the only resort that didn’t make snow overnight, but their live webcam actually is showing some amazingly snowy views!

Conditions will be great no matter where you choose to ski or ride in North Carolina today! Highs should be in the 20s and low 30s and that is the forecast from now through Sunday! Great temps with highs in the low 30s (a lot of the daytime temps will be in the 20s) and lows in the teens through Sunday night! That means more snowmaking at night and lots of sunshine and COLD during daytime ski sessions! If you have a trip planned for this weekend, you are in for ONE GREAT WEEKEND of skiing or riding at your favorite hill!

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of next week look SNOWY!!!

HERE’S SOME QUICK NOTES OF INTEREST – Visit for more news from the rest of the region!

Don’t forget to join the Cat Crew on Thursday nights here for the Cataloochee Challenge Cup Race Series. Individuals race against the clock for the best of two runs. Top three challengers in both men’s and women’s’ age divisions win cool stuff. You must be 21 years of age or older to participate. Racing begins at 8pm with a post awards party at 10pm, so dust off those racing skills and test your luck. The Cat is where it’s at on Thursday night’s Challenge Cup Race Night. Call the ski area for more information.

Also over at Sugar Mountain, they will be hosting The High Country Junior Race Series Championships, sponsored by Eurosock and Spyder, is Sunday, February 11th on Big Red. You can also enjoy the acoustic sounds of North Carolina High Country bluegrass by BOSS HAWG, live, this Saturday from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm..

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.