There’s some leftover snows still predicted for the mountain into West Virginia and Maryland for this weekend. Temps will be cold enough for around the clock snowmaking for those resorts that wish to do it. Conditions are so good for this weekend that many areas will only make snow in selected areas or overnight and not during ski sessions.
Ski resorts into Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina are now looking for a mostly sunny weekend, and daytime temps are expected to be in the 40s with nighttime, snowmaking temps into the low to mid 20s.
Here’s a resort by resort synopsis…going in a bit of different order than usual.
Ober Gatlinburg – 35° – No Snowmaking – 5 trails open and they have the Southern Exposure 2008 Races and Cardboard Sled Derby taking place beginning at Noon!
Wisp Resort – 24° – No Report of Snowmaking – 27 trails open. They also have their tubing park and mountain coaster open. Conditions look super via all of their live cams.
Winterplace – – Chance of snow flurries this morning then partly sunny skies this afternoon! With snow forecast throughout the weekend —- it will be a great weekend to ski, board and tube. They are 100% open with 28 trails and their popular tubing park and terrain park.
The forecast for Ghent, WV is for cloudy skies today with a chance of snow and a high of 40°. Tonight’s low should be around 32°. There’s a slight chance of snow all weekend with highs in the upper 30s to 40° and lows in the 22° range.
< Timberline looks great this morning!
Timberline Resort – It is 25° this morning in Davis, West Virginia and they picked up a TRACE of light snow. There is no report or evidence of snow making but they are in great shape with 29 trails open today.
Canaan Valley – 22° – They have 14 trails open and appear to be making snow this morning. They also have their tubing hill and terrain park open.
Snowshoe Mountain – 24° – They got a bit of light snow overnight and they will have great conditions on 58 trails today and their terrain park and tubing hill are open. Laura Parquette writes, "A dusting of new snow fell yesterday, more flurries are expected today and up to 3" is possible Saturday.In addition to whatever natural snow we receive, our crews will be hard at work across the mountain, patching up any thinner spots and continuing to add to our great base. Snowmaking took place throughout the night and will continue on various open terrain today as long as temperatures allow. Please be aware of snow guns working in select locations throughout the day. Snowmaking should take place nearly around the clock through the weekend, and that means conditions are once again going to be excellent. If you haven’t visited us this season, make your plans now. Plenty of great deals still exist, call 1-877-441-4FUN and make your reservations today!"
Wintergreen Resort – 28° – They have been making snow and they have 17 trails open, terrain park and snow tubingf as well. Anne Marie writes, "Temperatures dipped below freezing last night allowing snowmaking crews to make snow overnight. Mountain crews have been hard at work improving trail conditions and snow quality which has resulted in the increased openings of slopes and trails. The current weather forecast shows a chance of light snow showers arriving Saturday evening, bringing consistent cold temperatures that are expected to last through the early part of next week and allow for increased snowmaking efforts."
Massanutten Resort – 27° – 9 trails open, terrain park and tubing hill. They are making snow.
Bryce Resort is 100% open with all ski trails, tubing and terrain park fun. They did not make snow.
Wolf Ridge Resort – 35° – They have 14 trails open and their popular tubing hill. They wanted us to spread the word that they have had to postpone the slopestyle comp they had planned for this weekend. Justin Blythe wrote, "URGENT RELEASE- The Rail Jam scheduled for this Saturday 2-9-08 is cancelled. The weather as of late has not cooperated in the way to provide a quality event. We are looking forward to our next event scheduled for 3-2-08. The plan for March 2nd is a Big Air melt-down party. Rock band Silvergun Superman will be providing the music for the day! Hope for Cold and Snow!"
Sugar Mountain – 22° – They are in great shape with 19 of 20 trails, snowtubing and terrain park. They are making snow as well.
Ski Beech – 23° – They made and ARE making snow. They’ve dropped the Oz Run from their open terrain as well. They now have 11 trails open today. Conditions look pretty good today.
Sapphire Valley – The ski area will be closed this weekend due to warm rain. The tube park will be open Saturday, February 8th – 10th weather permitting.
Hawksnest Resort – 22° – They are making snow and have 8 trails open for skiing and their popular tubing hill. They have temporarily closed Top Gun and Merlin for snowmaking.
Cataloochee – 28° – They made snow and offer 11 of 14 trails, snow tubing and terrain park fun for today!
Appalachian – 30° – They are 100% open, did not make snow but are in great shape for the weekend with both terrain parks open and the ice rink as well.
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR…go ski!
Enjoy your day…
Until Next time…
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