Skiers Forecast for February 24, 2006 for the Southeast Ski Areas

Sunny to the South of Me, Snow to the North, Here I am…stuck in the middle with you. (Sing this line with the music of “Clowns to the left of me, Jokers to the right, here I am…stuck in the middle with you. We have some SMART readers.  I had incorrectly attributed the above song to Bob Dylan, but as Fred Sims wrote me…that song was done by Steelers Wheel and the lead singer was Gerry Rafferty.  Good call Fred!)

That’s the forecast for the weekend.  Sunny skies will prevail with just a scattered flurry or two in the North Carolina Mountains , while areas further north will see a little snow and possibly even a light drizzle before the cold hits on Saturday.  As mentioned, the forecast for Western North Carolina is simple.  Sunny skies and cold temps…colder on Saturday night through Tuesday with MAYBE a light flurry or two as the front moves in.

As we look at the forecast for Snowshoe we see some flurries this morning before giving way to sunny skies and highs in the low to mid 30s.  Saturday morning may be a little on the underdeveloped snow side of things, as a light rain is not out of the question, though it will not be an all day thing.  Highs at Snowshoe on Saturday will be in the upper 30s to 40° or so.  Saturday NIGHT drops drastically to near 10-15° and that’s when Snowshoe will start seeing some snow showers and there’s a 20% chance of snow showers on Sunday.  Sunday’s high will be in the 20s with overnight lows dipping into the single digits. Monday and Tuesday look COLD and SUNNY.

Into VIRGINIA we see mostly sunny skies and milder temps.  Highs today will be in the upper 40s to near 50° and even milder on Saturday with highs getting close to 60°!  Saturday night things will turn cold at Wintergreen Resort with lows expected around 20° and maybe dipping into the teens.  Sunday will be seasonably cold and it gets milder on Monday and Tuesday again.


Highs today and Saturday should be in the mid to upper 40s and lows should allow for the snowguns to run every night throughout. Saturday night things will turn very cold again with lows in the teens and Sunday’s high shouldn’t reach the 30° mark.  Sunday night’s low will be around 15°.  Monday is continued cold and then Tuesday looks to mild up a bit.

Ski conditions should be rather nice for the next few days with snowmaking temps and grooming each night, expect the best of both worlds – snow, grooming and temps that allow for pure enjoyment!

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.