It’s Cold and Manmade Snowy

I have good news and I have bad news to talk about today. The good news…it’s pretty cold out this morning and a majority of the ski resorts are making snow this AM.  Temperatures dipped down into the 20’s and even into the teens for the far northern portion of the region. Check out some images below.

App Ski Mtn is making snow this morning.  I feel bad for those workers out there.
App Ski Mtn is making snow this morning. I feel bad for those workers out there.
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Winterplace is cranking of the snow as well this morning.
Over in Virginia, Massanutten is getting in on the snowmaking action as well.
Over in Virginia, Massanutten is getting in on the snowmaking action as well.

Now for the bad news…the storm that we were hoping would bring a decent amount of snow this weekend has pretty much fizzled out.  Over the last few days, the models have trended more and more towards keeping it further south.  Bumdawg.  It looks like more of a wintry mix event for the North Carolina and Tennessee mountains while Virginia and West Virginia could see a little bit of snow, but nothing real significant.  We still have that possible storm next week to look forward to that Brad Panovich mentioned yesterday.

I’m still planning on riding this weekend.  A little wintry mix never hurt anyone.  I mainly want to go and see Cam Pierce ride at Beech.  I’ve never seen a pro snowboarder riding in person.  I’m curious to see what he does in the park.  I also want to get as much riding in before Christmas as I can.  I’m a weekend warrior and lift lines get way longer on the weekends after the holidays.  Basically, don’t let the weather deter you!

I’m keeping it short today.  There’s nothing too major to chat about.  There’s some events going on this weekend I do believe and a lot of resorts begin night operations this weekend, so I’ll try and get a list of all that stuff for you guys tomorrow.  I’m thinking I might even do a video.  Until then, think cold and snow!

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Kenny Griffin
Kenny grew up in Concord, NC, which is right outside of Charlotte. He graduated from UNC Charlotte in December 2010 with a degree in meteorology and joined Ski Southeast immediately thereafter. In addition to his Appnet duties, he helps with day to day operations of Ski Southeast and is also in charge of our sister site, ResortCams.com. In his own words... "I discovered this website a few years back and visit it on a daily basis. I lurked on the messageboard for a while before becoming actively involved and have met some very cool people because of it. Needless to say, I am VERY stoked to be a part of the team and I think I have a unique insight into what people want from the site seeing as I used to be on the outside looking in. I'm sure some people who are reading this have seen me on the mountain before. I am frequently at Beech Mountain and it’s not hard to spot me, as I usually have a camera on my head. I love to document my days on snow and have posted some videos on the messageboard before. If you ever see me out there, feel free to say hey!" You can email Kenny directly at [email protected]