This Historic Winter Keeps on Providing Great Snows for the NC Ski Resorts!
I did my best Apolo Anton Ohno impression this morning …speed skating out of my neighborhood 😉 as our roads were snow covered and a bit slipperier than normal.
Tuesday’s storm was snnnnoooowwww beautiful! No winds and plenty of snow made for one of those snowfalls that lays perfectly on the trees and it is nice to see a new coat of white to cover up what vehicle traffic tends to do to dirty the snow. It is certainly a beautiful day to be in the mountains of North Carolina today.
Most of the ski areas are reporting anywhere from 4-8" of snowfall in the last 24 hours here in the the NC Mountains! The higher amounts actually fell over around the Asheville mountains this time around. Even Sapphire Valley saw 6.5" of snow. Cataloochee reported 8" and Beech and Sugar are each reporting 5-6" of new snow.
Snow showers and flurries will linger today and might add another 2-4" between today and Thursday. Then sunshine is on tap for this weekend. If you are not coming and hanging with us at the SkiSoutheast.com Summit this weekend – ANY of the NC ski areas will be a great choice for skiing and riding this weekend as temps are forecasted to reach 44° on Saturday around the High Country and somewhat milder at some of the other ski areas. Overnight lows will be in the teens so expect some nightime snowmaking just to put a little sweet manmade on top as needed. Base depths are astronomically good and conditions are in the best shape that we’ve maybe ever seen!
Be sure to click over to www.SkiSoutheast.com for more snow reports and information about joining us for this weekend’s SkiSoutheast.com Summit! The most snow in the last 24 hours in our region was seen right here in North Carolina, but now the Northwest snows that have brought so much snow to some of the resort areas further north are kicking in today and that will mean even more snow and perfect powder conditions no matter where you choose to ride through the next several days.
Here are some snowfall totals for you guys! It just keeps on coming this winter, doesn’t it?
24 hour snow / season snow
App – 4" / 71.8"
Beech – 5" / 114.7"
Cat – 8.3" / 65.4"
Sapphire – 6.5" / 32.9"
Sugar – 6" / 113.5"
Wolf – 6" / 86.3"
Here’s a quickie tour:
Appalachian Ski Mountain – CoCoRaHS is reporting 4" of new snow and a 90" base with 100% of the mountain in groomed powder shape for day and night sessions and ice skating. All terrain parks are in sweet shape as well!
Beech Mountain Resort – Reporting 5" of new snow and that takes Beech to 114.7" on the season. They are open for day and night sessions. They’ve closed Oz Run for today and tubing is closed as well. They do have ice skating open.
Cataloochee Ski Area – Reporting 8.3" of new snow and a 58" base and all 16 trails and their terrain park open for day and night sessions. Cat is now up to 65.4" of snow on the season!
Sapphire Valley – They’ve seen 6.5" of new snow and 8.1" in the last 48 hours. They are CLOSED until Friday for skiing or tubing.
Sugar Mountain – They are reporting 6" of new snow and all 20 trails, snow tubing and ice skating open! They have now seen 113.5" of snow on the season. We’ve been talking about Sugar’s Spyder Sale of late but the Sugar Mountain Sport Shop has all sorts of specials going on and even 50% off all Nils winter apparel. If you’re looking for some great deals on ski clothing and accessories check out Sugar.
Wolf Ridge – They’ve seen 6" of new snow and are open for day and night sessions with 14 of 20 trails open. Snow tubing and Terrain park are open as well. 86.3" of snow has fallen at the Mars Hill area ski resort this season!
We’re on day 97 and there are 40 more days of opportunities to enjoy the snow for the 2009-2010 ski and snowboarding season!
Click over to www.SkiSoutheast.com for more news!
That’s it for today. Go enjoy the snow! Check out the Snow Report at http://www.skisoutheast.com/skireports.php and please send us your favorite ski photos, ski videos, trip reports and comments to [email protected]