Monday Should be a GREAT DAY at Appalachian, Cataloochee, Ski Beech and Sugar Mountains!

Check the weather forecast for the all of the ski areas below, but suffice to say that Monday will be a GREAT day to be on the slopes at any of the North Carolina ski areas that are operating today. Bear in mind that Appalachian, Cataloochee, Ski Beech and Sugar are open today – with all but Beech open for night skiing as well.

All of them made a TON of snow on Sunday and all upped their average base depths. All look great for Monday. Mid week is looking kind of wet (we call it under-developed snow around here) but cold and some chances for snow return Wednesday night or Thursday and last through the weekend. So the great start continues into the second week of December!

Tammy Brown, the Communications Director at Cataloochee passed on this nice "Thank You" for the success of their Food and Coat Drive held Sunday. She writes, "All of the staff here at Cataloochee wishes to send out a big THANK YOU to the over 2000 folks who participated in our Can-U-Ski Food and Coat Drive today what a record turnout! And what a wonderful sight to see the over 25,000 cans of food and over 300 coats that have been donated to the special families in Haywood County here today. All donations will be delivered to Haywood Christian ministries to help ensure a blessed holiday for all! Thank you, thank you from our family to yours this holiday season!"

WAY TO GOOD TO ALL YOU SkiNCrs!

Cat will be open for day and night skiing on Monday with groomed conditions. They made snow Sunday and will have 9 trails open today and tonight.

Ski Beech is open for DAY SKIING ONLY on Monday and that will be the case this week through Thursday. They will reopen for day and night sessions on Friday. They operate with 5 trails for today.

Sugar Mountain is still making snow this morning but that we stop as temps warm a bit later this morning. Sugar keeps on giving visitors more open terrain as they are now offering 12 trails for day and night sessions and ice skating is open til 4pm.

Sugarfest kick starts the winter season with a weekend of pure winter fun! Sponsored by the Village of Sugar Mountain Tourism Development Authority (TDA) and hosted by Sugar Mountain Resort, SugarFest will be held December 13th and 14th, 2008. The two-day festival is packed with a long list of winter activities. It coincides with Sugar’s 15th Annual Adult Preseason Ski Clinic where 1994 Olympic Gold & 1992 Olympic Silver medalist Diann Roffe and two-time (1992 & 1994) Olympian, Krista Schmidinger will both be special guest coaches.

Appalachian Ski Mountain is open for day and night skiing and 100% open with both terrain parks and their ice rink.

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort is closed Monday through Thursday and will reopen on Friday.

We have a lot of trip reports to give our attention today more news will be coming forth today and Tuesday. We’ll also post ALL OF OUR CONTEST GIVEAWAYS THIS WEEK and give away the first winner sometime on Tuesday!

Be sure to hop over to www.SkiSoutheast.com  as some ski areas within the Southeast and Mid Atlantic Ski Resorts saw more snow on Sunday. See who got it and how much by visiting www.SkiSoutheast.com  

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