More POWDER Skiing or Snowboarding in the Forecast for Today! Cold and Snow as Well!

Man you have to HATE these conditions we’ve been experiencing lately! All these cold temps! All this manmade snow that has base depth climbing to epic proportions! All these powder conditions at several resorts across the Southeast and Mid Atlantic.

It is hard to believe that just a few weeks back we had numerous people emailing us about cancelling their Holiday reservations! If you’re reading this update and have not made the opportunity to come and ski or ride the mountains of the region – good GRIEF now is the time to do it.

Reward yourself with a ski getaway! Pack the family in your SUV or whatever has four wheels on it (a golf cart if that’s what it takes to get you here) and come enjoy what are simply some of the best ski and snowboarding conditions that we’ve seen in some time. 


It is the last day of 2009 and some VERY cold air is hitting the area by the end of the weekend! Meteorologist Brad Panovich says that this will likely be some of the coldest air that we’ve seen in about fifteen years for the ski areas of the southeast and Mid Atlantic region.

Thursday’s looking a little like a wintry mix for the area and then once the first wave of Arctic air hits on Friday that all changes to snow. Brad expects there to be a series of cold fronts to move through – each one producing some northwest flow snows and progressively colder air. Brad’s using terms like "brutally cold".

Brad isn’t expecting BIG SNOWS, but big cold temps. Expect pretty consistent scattered snow showers through the weekend into the first of next week. He’s only expected 1-3" of VERY powdery snow for Friday.

Brad also hinted that we’re now in a very active pattern for January through March with plenty of cold air and active southern influence of moisture that should produce some more big snows!

<Get a load of the forecasted temps for Thursday through Wednesday! After sometime on Thursday the ski resort snow making crews could turn the snowguns on and LEAVE them on around the clock for the next several days.

More ski areas will get to 100% with this kind of snowmaking ops and conditions should be great across whatever ski resort you choose to visit. Our suggestion is to make a New Year’s Resolution to ski or ride more in 2010. Start today by heading to YOUR favorite resort and make some turns.

That’s what I’m going to do today so for all of the details, check today’s snow report. I’m headed for some first tracks!

Some 1-2" of snow has already fallen overnight and we’re already seeing temps rising above freezing in some areas so the wintry mix could be the forecast for today. Look for those to be all snow in some areas and changing to all snow at all ski areas moving into Friday.

We’ll post some trip reports, photos and video later today so check back.

Until then…Happy New Year’s Eve!

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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.