– Story by Will Mauney
Unbelievable, is the only word I can use to describe the kind of winter we’ve had so far. It’s been snowing for several days now at the majority of ski resorts in the Southeast. Some once again impressive snowfall totals have been tallied for the last three days.
Wisp Resort in Maryland has 22 inches since Monday with 51 inches this week alone! Wisp will have live music today from the Davisson Brothers Band at Wispers bar. Snowshoe Mountain has 15 inches since Monday with 6 inches on the ground this morning. Tucker County West Virginia has the highest totals of the region with 12.4 inches falling overnight at Canaan Valley and Timberline Resort. They have a three day total of 20.8 inches and have 212.1 inches for the season so far! Winterplace Resort has received another 10 inches of snow since yesterday that brings their total to 134 inches for the season.
A little farther south snowfall total are just as impressive. Beech Mountain has 19.7 inches in the last 72 hours and Sugar Mountain has received 15 inches over the same period and I’m sure the folks at Wolf Ridge Resort are pleased with their 14.1 inches of snow since Monday.
The snow is forecasted to continue into Friday with more measurable snowfall expected until then. I left our office yesterday morning after finishing the snow reports and first trax news hoping to get some runs in at Sugar and ended up teaching a few snowboarding lessons instead which were just as fun. If there’s anyone thinking about trying snowboarding for the first time the fresh powder on the slopes softens those first falls and keeps your speed a little slower. These conditions are perfect for learning. So get up to your favorite resort THIS WEEK and enjoy this unbelievable winter we’re having.
We’re on day 80 and there are 57 more days of opportunities to enjoy the snow for the 2009-2010 ski and snowboarding season!
That’s it for today. Go enjoy the snow! Check out the Snow Report at http://www.skisoutheast.com/skireports.php and please send us your favorite ski photos, ski videos, trip reports and comments to [email protected]