Snow and Cold Temps Delight Ski Resorts and Snow Fans!

BIG SNOWS HIT WEST VIRGINIA…

MARYLAND’S WISP GETS 8" IN LAST 48 HOURS

VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA RESORTS SEE A DUSTING

ALL RESORTS EXCEPT OBER GATLINBURG ABLE TO MAKE SNOW!

Let’s get right to what you’re here for and that is to see WHERE the snow has fallen and who has how much. (Check the slope conditions page for more details and trail openings.)

Coop up at Canaan Valley wrote us on Tuesday that the Tucker County, West Virginia resort had experienced close to a FOOT of new snow from the same storm that dumped nearly a foot of snow in two days at Snowshoe and Timberline Resorts.

Wisp Resort at Deep Creek in Maryland has seen 8" of snow as well! For those keeping score on season snowfall remember that you can go to each individual resort page on SkiSoutheast.com and season how much snow has fallen for the season. Some notable numbers are 22" on the season for Snowshoe, 20" at Timberline and Canaan, and 10" of snow at Wisp Resort.

COLD TEMPS MEAN SNOWMAKING…

While the heavy snow stayed in West Virginia and Maryland, at least the arctic cold blast filtered into all of the regions mountains, with the exception of Ober Gatlinburg in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. Kathy Doyle wrote the the temperatures stayed too high for them to be able to make snow last night.

The rest of the resorts from Maryland all the way to all resorts in North Carolina made snow pretty much around the clock yesterday and last night and that has led to vastly improved conditions and more trail openings. Temperatures at 8am this morning ranged from 19° at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia and Snowshoe in West Virginia – to 28° at Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock…so the snowguns are still blasting away!

MORE SNOW IN THE FORECAST!

While checking the morning updates, we saw reports that it was still snowing across the top states within the Southeast and Mid Atlantic and areas that received a dumping in the last two days COULD see as much as 6-7" more snow!

Snow actually fell across portions of Virginia and the North Carolina mountains but amounted to little more than a dusting. We couldn’t help but smile when we saw Sugar Mountain’s morning snow report as they reported 1/4" of snow overnight. FYI – that is accurate! It was just funny to see that those of us who call the High Country "home" have had so little snow that we have to report 1/4th". So far, while areas just a few hours north of us have seen a foot and a half of snow, the Western North Carolina mountains have only received a few flurries here and there…and really no measureable snowfall.

Hey, we’ll get ours.

PHOTOS AND VIDEOS COMING…

Thanks to all who sent photos and videos yesterday and last night. I will be posting all of the throughout the day so if you want to see some great shots…check back a bit later!

Until Next Time…Send your comments, photos and videos to: [email protected]  

See You On The Slopes!

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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.