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JOIN US AT SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN MARCH 4-6TH FOR TONS OF SNOW FUN!

2016-02-20-Summit-HAT22016-02-20-Summit-JoinWe have around 100 people who have requested the reservations code to attend one of the largest group ski trips of each season. Snowshoe Mountain will again play host to the annual Summit weekend by giving all SkiSoutheast fans 20% OFF lodging, a Free Sunday lift pass and more.

We have new 2016 Summit TShirts, new SkiSoutheast Hats, stickers and lift passes to give away.

All YOU have to do is JOIN US.

(We have confirmed 39 who have booked and plan to join us. So the odds of winning something and getting some freebies is p-r-e-t-t-y good!)

There is SNOW in the FORECAST for next weekend so conditions should be AWESOME!

Jump over to the link here and join us.

THIS WEEKEND SHOULD BE GREAT AS WELL!!!

There is plenty of good news for skiers and snowboarders who plan to ski or ride at any of the southeast and mid-Atlantic ski resorts this weekend. After one of the wettest few days of the season early in the week, temperatures have allowed for snowmaking crews to do an amazing job of using the best that nature has offered to turn slushy, Spring-looking slopes into what appears to be pristine slopes and trails for this weekend. It is really bordering on magic – the job that these crews can do.

Also it didn’t hurt at all that several of the ski areas saws some significant natural snow as well. We saw snow for most of the last three days at my home and office, but we have only a dusting to show for it as high winds and intermittent sunshine minimized the results of it.

However, just 15 minutes up the road at Beech Mountain, they saw 7″ or so of the “white stuff” and of course that will make for a lot of excited fans of the highest ski resort east of the Mississippi.

It is still snowing this morning at Snowshoe!
It is still snowing this morning at Snowshoe! Click image to enlarge!

Snowshoe Resort has been the BIG WINNER from the latest snow in the region. While several ski areas like Wisp Resort, Beech Mountain, Canaan and Timberline all saw about 7″ of new snow in the last 48 hours or so, Snowshoe is STILL SEEING pretty moderate snow this morning.

You can watch it still snowing LIVE by clicking here:

Snowshoe Basin WebCam

Snowshoe saw another 2″ in the last 24 hours, 15.5″ in the last 48 hours and now 114″ on the season.

You can watch some flurries happening at Wisp Resort this morning as well.

The main news to share this morning is the fact that all of the ski areas weathered the “under-developed snow” (RAIN for you newbies) and they all now look pretty sweet for what should be a great weekend to play at YOUR favorite ski hill.

 

Timberline’s Thunderstruck Lift Reopens Today

We received this update from Joe Stevens, via Kathryn Dotson who is “Assistant to Fred & Tracy Herz”:

Good afternoon all,

The repairs on Thunderstruck triple lift are proceeding as scheduled, and we are happy to say we are on track to open the lift (Saturday) morning as planned. There will be press coverage tomorrow morning at 9:30 as the owners take the first ride up the mountain. Immediately thereafter the lift will be opened to the public. Please help us spread the good news!

Best,
Kathy

 

A Sweet Look at Ober Gatlinburg

We don’t really hear much out of the Smoky Mountain ski resort each year so when we see something sweet coming out of their camp, we like to share it with those who we know love the Gatlinburg ski area. This is a very nice video that shows conditions there.

 

Wintergreen Resort Posted a Nice Snowmaking Video

This nice vid shows how the ski areas can really turn conditions around after all the wet weather that we saw earlier in the week.

 

Winterplace Resort’s Tom Wagner Talks Leap Year

 

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#THINKSNOW

Until next time…

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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.