More Cold and A Little Bit of Snow Tonight

Snowmaking at Timberline yesterday.

It’s another cold morning at ski areas in the region, which has allowed snowmaking to resume yesterday and overnight for many resorts.  Everyone is at or below freezing right now, with the exception of Wolf Ridge who was at 32.5 degrees this morning.  Not everyone made has been making snow, which is kind of odd since we’re going to have a warm weekend and beginning of next week.  I guess everyone is still sitting pretty right now after the big time snow this past weekend.  The colder temps have allowed all of that snow to stick around and not melt.  Keeping those utility costs down!

One of the ski areas that was making snow this AM was The Omni Homestead in Virginia and they were BLASTING the slopes.  Here’s a screengrab I got.

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That’s what we call a manmade blizzard..

A Little Snow

In addition to the snowmaking temperatures, Mother Nature is going to help bolster slope conditions for the weekend by putting down a few inches for the North Carolina and West Virginia resorts tonight and early tomorrow.  We’re only talking about 1-3″ here, but it’ll help refresh the trails for what I’m assuming is going to be a very busy weekend.

If you can get out and take advantage of the snow tomorrow I would highly suggest it.  I have a feeling this is going to be the busiest weekend of the season thus far thanks to last week’s snow and milder temps this weekend.  It’s going to be in the upper 40’s and lower 50’s by Sunday with plenty of sunshine.  Spring skiing anyone?  Quite a turnaround from last weekend and many people are going to be flocking to the mountains to take advantage of it.  My plan on weekends like this involves getting in the lift line 15 minutes before it opens, lapping as much as possible for the first hour or two, and then hiking the park for the rest of the day.  Always works for me.

A Good Read


If you haven’t read David McCue’s latest article yet, you are missing out.  He was up in the Davis, West Virginia area all weekend long taking advantage of the multiple feet of snow that fell up that way.  He was able to go to all three ski areas in that region…Canaan Valley, Timberline, and Whitegrass.  I’ve never made it up there before but this article really gives me some motivation to go up there on a powder day.  There are tons of great pictures and he gives a great overview of each resort.  I have really enjoyed reading his articles this year!  Check it out by clicking the link below.

Catching the Dream

I’m going to wrap things up today with that.  Sorry for the short post, but I’ve been up all night running a fever and am trying to get to the doctor.  I never get sick, and I’ve been sick 3 times now in the past month or two.  It better not ruin my plan to go snowboarding on Saturday!

Check out the SNOW REPORT page for all the current trail counts and conditions and what not.  I’ll try and give a detailed look at everything tomorrow and highlight some events that are going on this weekend.  It’s shaping up to be a fun one!

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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, 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]