Snow updates and more

We reported some totals for you around midnight last night and by that time the snow had pretty much ceased other than a few flurries. We are seeing reports of from 1-2" around Appalachian Ski Area to 4-6" around Hawksnest to 8" at Cataloochee to 6" at Wolf Laurel to 9" of snow at Ski Beech. That takes Beech Mountain to 19" of natural snow on the season! Great powder will be the norm around the region this morning.

The TEMPS are the big story. That and the wind. Morning temperatures at 6am were as follows:

Boone = -1°
Blowing Rock = -3.5°
Banner Elk = -3°
Newland = -3°
Linville = -4°
Beech Mountain = -10°
Wolf Laurel = -8°

That’s MINUS temps…and the winds are making for some dangerous wind chills. Bundle up because while it WILL warm up…the HIGHS for today are expected to remain in the low teens at the high elevations and only about 19° elsewhere.

Some other announcements Cataloochee expects to have 100% of the mountain open by sometime this week!

Sapphire Valley remains incognito. We have had numerous inquiries about what’s happening over there, but to date that have not updated any of there media, phone or websites. We’ll try to find out something today.

Road Conditions All major DOTs and police departments are reported snow covered roads and that traffic is moving slowly.

Until Next Time

Snowshoe Resort is Hosting Our Summit March 3,4,5th and YOU are Invited!

We think we have put together what should be the best deal we’ve ever had for this event and we want you to come and join the fun. It’s always great to play at Snowshoe and to do so with 20% OFF Lodging, and a Free Sunday Lift Pass is a great deal. We are ALSO giving away TWO Free Snowshoe Season Passes, Free TShirts, boggans, stickers, hats and more. Click HERE or on the Graphic below to see more information, book and JOIN US.

If you like skiing or snowboarding and you want to meet some new friends and get 20% OFF LODGING, a Free Sunday Lift Ticket AND be able to ski the slopes before ANYONE ELSE on the mountain…join us March, 3rd, 4th and 5th.

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