On-Snow Reports for Today –

Jason Tate reports from Sugar Mountain – "I skiied sugar today and all I can say is…WOW.

I can not believe how awesome the conditions were with that wind blowing. There was 4-5 inches of soft man made powder in certain wind sheltered places and at least 2 inches everywhere else. The wind was blowing upwards of 25 mph and at times gusting probably close to 50.

You may remember last Friday I was at the Wolf with similar winds and complained about the powder being blown away. Not the case at Sugar, I saw the forecast for strong winds and remembered SkiNC’s article last weekend praising Sugar’s conditions in the wind, and man you guys were not kidding! Even with this wind, Sugar’s snowmaking crews were able to keep that nice layer of powder. I saw several times when the crews were adjusting the air and water mixture to accommodate the temps and wind.

Hats off to those guys. Big Red, and North Ridge (my two favorite slopes in NC) were in particularly good shape, although at the very top of the mountain the snow blowers were a bit unbearable, they frosted over my goggles before I was even to the entrance of Whoopdeedoo.

By the time the afternoon rolled around the crowds at the bottom of the mountain were pretty thick, but not too bad at the top half. Sugar was awesome today, tommorow it will be even better if you don’t mind battling the holiday crowds."

Davy Scario was at Snowshoe – "Snow, snow, SNOW! I love it! The powder out today was what skiing is all about. Freshies everywhere and where they had groomed the night before was awesome this morning. There’s something about skiing where nobody else has been so far that day. The lift lines were light but the holiday crowds were arriving as the day wore on so I imagine it will be crowded this weekend. Great stuff at Snowshoe!"

Snowshoe Resort is Hosting Our SkiSoutheast.com Summit March 3,4,5th and YOU are Invited!

We think we have put together what should be the best deal we’ve ever had for this event and we want you to come and join the fun. It’s always great to play at Snowshoe and to do so with 20% OFF Lodging, and a Free Sunday Lift Pass is a great deal. We are ALSO giving away TWO Free Snowshoe Season Passes, Free TShirts, boggans, stickers, hats and more. Click HERE or on the Graphic below to see more information, book and JOIN US.

If you like skiing or snowboarding and you want to meet some new friends and get 20% OFF LODGING, a Free Sunday Lift Ticket AND be able to ski the slopes before ANYONE ELSE on the mountain…join us March, 3rd, 4th and 5th.

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiSoutheast.com, SkiNC.com and ResortCams.com. 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.