There’s a TON of cool events happening at MANY of the Southeast and Mid Atlantic ski areas today! We’re going to tempt you with all of them and YOU make the choice. Get out and enjoy and send us some pics from ALL of these great happenings! Please! Email photos to [email protected]
Wisp at Deep Creek Resort – They are hosting Mardi Gras on the Mountain on Saturday from 7pm – 11pm. Kick of Maryland’s Special Olympic Games at Bear Claw Snow Tubing Park with Open Session Tubing at Bear Claw Snow Tubing Park, Live Music & All-You-Can-Eat Buffet in the Lodge & Party Favor. $35 adults, $30 children 12 & under. Limited tickets available, reservations recommended. Call 301.387.4911.
Wisp had 5” of snow in the last 48 hours, 15” on the week and now 92” on the season and their 32 trails should be in primo, sweet condition!
Canaan Valley – My buddy Coop up at Canaan HAS to be smiling from ear to ear because they have seen 31” of snow in the last week and conditions could not be much nicer at the West Virginia resort. They have 36 trails open today on Packed Powder with blue skies overhead and 6° this morning! They are also hosting a Rail Jam Today at 1pm. Cash prizes will be awarded in two divisions!
Snowshoe Mountain – It is 16° this morning up at Snowshoe and Lindsay Kutsko writes, “Today should be a beautiful Day with the highs around 40 degrees and sunny skis all day. The conditions are Hard Pack Surface and it looks as though snow will continue possibly this evening and tomorrow. This weekend is a picture perfect weekend, what a perfect time to come to Snowshoe Mountain. All Trails were groomed last night except Lower Shays Chocker and Grabhammer. Spring Break is in a couple weeks; check out the hot deals tab at snowshoemtn.com for more information.”
Timberline Resort – Pam Long is another young lady smiling wide today! It’s 9° this morning and they’ve had over 25” of snow this past week and conditions are sweet on their 37 open trails. But that’s not why Pam’s smiling. Timberline Four Seasons Resort and Ski Area has recently received a number of acclaims for its performance in its role as an Eastern mountain resort. This recognition in regional, state and national publications is a reflection of the quality of its amenities and its increasing popularity. (We’re share those recognitions with you as a press release within the second story posted on the front page of the website today – February 24, 2007)
Timberline is also hosting a Mardi Gras Weekend this weekend with Two bands presenting music form 4pm until 2 am Friday and Saturday. No cover. Full menu at Fireside Grill and Timbers Pub in addition to the New Orleans Creole style Creole/Cajun specials at the Fireside Grill.
Winterplace Resort is showing some sweet conditions on 28 trails for today. The forecast is for a high of 48° and a low of 18° with Groomed and Loose Granular conditions!
Bryce Resort – They are 100% open and it looks like Bryce might be coasting to the end of the season with no more snowmaking. We spoke with Ryan Locher up there and he said, “We’re done with snowmaking for the year. We have tons of snow with some areas more than six feet deep! We have plenty to last the rest of the season!”
Massanutten Resort – They made snow last night and are 100% open with groomed conditions for Saturday.
Wintergreen Resort – It was 21° this morning and they have sweet conditions on 25 trails and remember that they have Olympian Jonny Moseley appearing there today (we wrote about it yesterday!) We LOVE Sarah Lovejoy’s comments, “It’s a “dinner roll” weekend here at the resort with Olympian Jonny Moseley participating in all kinds of activities. Jonny will be with us all weekend; skiing on the latest Head equipment at our demo today and Sunday, emceeing the Blue Ridge Doublecross today, pulling tricks in our park, and signing posters and meeting guests. This weekend is packed full of fun.”
She added, “Today, we will be skiing and riding on 25 trails with a machine groomed surface and there will be 6 lifts running. We made snow on all of our slopes overnight and the conditions should be fantastic. Come up and experience the great product fully computerized YORK snowmaking puts out.”
Appalachian Ski Mountain – We have received several emails from people asking WHY Appalachian Ski Mountain had their AppalJack Terrain Park closed Friday. It is closed again today and the reason was that they were obviously preparing it for a cool event that is happening today. The Forum Youngblood Competition that is being held today at Appalachian.
App writes, “After four hearty years of producing the most recognized amateur slopestyle contests, the Forum Youngbloods are back, but they are changing things up just a bit.
For the 2007 season, the Forum Team riders along with our partner resorts, are designing 14 unique Youngblood events where the host Forum rider calls the shots on the features, rules, and that all mighty judging situation. So, you think you have what it takes to get recognized? Let our team riders be the judge of that…
There are no divisions and no classes. Everyone has the same chance to win grips of rad Forum gear and earn the much coveted check-out on the Forum site. Thats right, the 1st place winner of each competition gets an interview and choice riding shots on this here site. Not a bad way to get your name out there, huh?
As always, these events are free to those 18 and under. Just show up to the base lodge during Registration Time. And yeah, if youre a bit older than 18, well, get a fake ID or feel free to snake the session.
Dont miss out on this event, it is going to go off!”
Event Starts: 10:30 am
Where: Appaljack Terrain Park
Cataloochee Ski Area – They are hosting the very first HotMonoski Demo Day – Thierry Tailhardat and company with HotMonoski are committed to bringing the new sliding sensation, monoskiing to the southeast and he will be there on Sunday, February 25 from 10am-4:30pm with a variety of Duret monoski products to demo. Be sure to join members of the Cat Crew and see what this new way of sliding down the mountain is all about!
Hawksnest Resort – They are looking very well groomed at 8am and ready to have some fun of their own today! Hawksnest has 10 trails open and will be open until midnight. Tubing opens at 9am. Take note that on Sunday Feb. 25th, Hawksnest is hosting the first annual High Country King of the Hill Competition . Snowboarders and skiers will compete for cash prizes down Sock Em Dog on a course designed by Richard Rominger.
Registration is from 9-11am. Race starts at noon. The entry fee is $20. Discounted lift tickets are available for $30. Awards ceremony will follow at 4:30pm in the Nest Lounge. Come join us for the celebration. Music will be provided by Break Bread.
Sapphire Valley Ski Area – They are skiing on both trails today and enjoying a sunny day on the Frozen Falls Tubing Park. They too have a special event happening on Sunday. They will host the OUTHOUSE RACES at Sapphire Valley Ski Area. A parade will begin at noon and the event benefits the Tamassee DAR Helping Children Succeed Program. There is a $100 Entry Fee per Outhouse. Outhouses can be very simple, or they can be as elaborate as you want! Race teams consist of 3 members, outhouses must be equipped with at least one hole and a roll of TP, mounted on ski’s. Build your own entry or sponsor an entry! Food and Drinks will be available as well as Great Entertainment thru-out the day! Sapphire will also have an ATV RAFFLE for a 2007 150 Automatic w/reverse! $5 per ticket or 5 for $20.00. For entry forms, raffle tickets and more info please call 828 508 2688. Rain or shine be there to have some fun and help a good cause!
Ski Beech – It was 32° this morning at 6:30am, and already 38° as of this 8:20am update. They are 100% open and it should be a stellar day of skiing at Beech’s 5506’ elevations as temps will be mostly in the 40s today.
Sugar Mountain – The low this morning was 24.4° but it’s 38° atop Sugar’s summit right now as well. Sugar has some cool happenings today and Sunday as well. They are open with 20 trails of very nice conditions and events for this weekend include Boss Hawg from 4-6pm and Nastar at noon on Saturday. Sunday’s events include Sugar Bear’s Birthday Celebration with The Great Bear Race at 11:45am, Star the Clown at 12:15pm and Cake & Ice Cream 12:45pm. NASTAR happens again at 1:00pm. We’ll have Kent Jackson taking some great pics for us and we’ll share those with you on Monday!
Wolf Ridge Resort – They have the 2nd of their huge snowboarding comps happening today! Tim Bryant sent me a great photo showing the setup and it’s our Photo of the Day today so check that out on the front page of the site. It’s Wolf’s 2nd Slope-Style Competition of the Season at Park Place Terrain Park just off Upper Boardwalk on the Breakaway side of Wolf Ridge. This event will be held on Saturday, February 24th, 2007. The competition begins at 12 Noon and will include skiers and snowboarders. There will be two levels of competition – Advanced and Intermediate. Each competitor will be given 2 runs judged by a panel of 3 judges. The score will be based on style, amplitude and technicality. The top 5 competitors for each level will move on to a final 3rd run. The resort is offering cash prizes for the Advanced Competition and the Intermediate winners will receive gift card or equipment prizes.
Registration for the competition will be from 9 AM to 11 AM at the Upper Wolf Ridge Lodge. There will be a $15 registration fee and a 25% discount on lift tickets for competitors. Prizes will be given to top 3 competitors in each level of competition.
The event is co-sponsored by Wolf Ridge Ski Resort, Scenic Wolf Resort, Breakaway Village, Zero Gravity Skate Park of Brevard, Flipside Skateboards, Red Bull and Ski Country Sports.
Until Next Time…
THINK COLD AND SNOW!!!
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