Some areas are going to be experiencing near 80° over the next couple of days! That is amazing! The temps are already showing at 54° on top of
Is Winter Over? “Not so fast” say most forecasters. However, most of them say that the next couple of weeks are not going to offer any really cold outbreaks. Most are saying to expect a cold mix the middle of next week, then a cold sunny weekend next weekend March 18th and 19th, but then pretty much normal temps. After the warm temps that we’ve been seeing of late…we’ll TAKE normal!
The point is that the forecast doesn’t hold but a few snowmaking opportunity days for resorts from
We’ve haven’t taken an in-depth tour of the region in a while so let’s do that today –
Appalachian Ski Mountain is still looking the best in the state and they dropped base depths about an inch from yesterday. No thin coverage or bare areas on their 23-63” base and 9 trails. Also note that Appalachian is offering their 2006-2007 Season Passes on
Cataloochee Ski Area is open for DAY SKIING ONLY today. They dropped their base about 3” but with 10 trails covered by a base of 30-62” they are in great shape to ride things out to March 26th. They say they will continue to make snow when possible. Cataloochee is shooting to offer the longest ski season in the region if they make it to March 26th.
Hawksnest Resort – They haven’t made since early week before last and they are showing a little wear but one look at the Live Cam shows that there is plenty of snow on the 9 trails open (Top Gun is closed) and they also are offering the Snow Tubing Hill as well. If you are into Snow Tubing Hawksnest hs the ONLY one open in
Ski Beech – As we mentioned earlier in the week, Ski Beech has decided that this will be their last weekend of skiing as they announced yesterday that they are pulling the plug on the season tomorrow at 4:30pm. Gil Adams stated, “We have enjoyed some really good spring conditions for the last few days, and this weekend will be just as fun. The moguls on Southern Star are just right and they are great to try in these conditions. All of our slopes are in good shape with something for every one. Come on out for this last weekend of the season before putting your skis and boards away, and don’t forget your sunscreen. It’ll be great!”
Like Hawksnest, they are looking a little marginal…but there is plenty of good skiable terrain with some bare areas and thin coverage.
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Until Next Time!
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