Only a Few Days of Skiing Remain – Go Get It!

Before I get too deep into this morning’s updates, I have one correction to make. Yesterday I wrote that Appalachian was the only ski area in the Southeast or Mid Atlantic that was 100% open. While THEY are 100% open, SO IS Winterplace Resort in West Virginia! Thanks to my buddy, Joe Stevens, for bringing that to my attention!

Since I goofed on them Friday, we’ll START with Winterplace today! They are offering 28 trails, 4 lifts and plenty of snow for a great last couple of days of the ski season. They are planning to end their season tomorrow (Sunday) and it looks like they will do it with 100% of their trails open. That IS impressive.

As mentioned before, Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock, North Carolina is also 100% open for today. For the record we had the SLOPE CONDITIONS correct yesterday, I just blew it within my daily comments and observations.

The trend for today seems to be that we noticed that several resorts (except for App and Winterplace) dropped a slope or two from their available terrain and all of the resorts are showing another inch or two less base and another degree or two higher temps this morning. It will be a warm one across the region with some cloudy to drizzly skies but as Lindsay Kutsko of Snowshoe Mountain says, “Don’t let the drizzle ruin your fun at the Mountain Top Beach Party! Enjoy the day and don’t forget about the fireworks tonight at 8pm. The trails not groomed last night include: Widowmaker, Cupp, Knot Bumper, Knot Bumper Glades and Ballhooter. The base is 22"- 34" with spring conditions. Please be aware of thin coverage. Your final days of skiing and riding this season are approaching and we know there’s still more in you…we’re pulling the ropes on the 2006-2007 ski season on Sunday, April 1, so don’t miss these final two weekends! Those feeling brave can try out the pond skimming next Saturday.”

Several resorts will end their season on Sunday, so check the SLOPE CONDITIONS and go ski!

Until Next Time…

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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.