Snowmaking Ops for the Upcoming Week Look Borderline

There won’t be many opportunities for the ski areas around North Carolina to make snow for the next several days as overnight lows will be just above snowmaking range until MAYBE Tuesday night and then again Thursday night. Friday night looks good so maybe the ski areas can squeeze out some snowmaking this week and then crank up the snowguns in earnest over next weekend.

Sunday: Hi: 59 Lo: 34 – Mostly sunny with high clouds; Winds WSW 5-10 mph

Monday: Hi: 47 Lo: 38 – AM light rains then cloudy; Winds W 10-20 mph

Tuesday: Hi: 53 Lo: 30 – AM cloudiness then partly sunny; Winds CALM

Wednesday: Hi: 45 Lo: 32 – Cloudy with rain developing

Thursday: Hi: 41 Lo: 30 – AM rain then breezy and turning colder with some afternoon snow flurries possible

Friday: Hi: 36 Lo: 24 – Breezy and cold; some flurries

Saturday: Hi: 36 Lo: 24 – Continued cold and dry

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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.