It’s been a slow start to the 2015/2016 ski and snowboard season to say the least.  We’re a week into December now and only a couple of resorts are currently open, those being Sugar Mountain and Cataloochee.  Beech is looking to re-open this weekend, and now we have an announcement from Snowshoe about their opening date.  They just posted on their website and Facebook page that they will be opening this Friday, December 11th at 9am.  Woot woot!

THE WAIT IS OVER SNOW LOVERS!!! We will open for the 2015.2016 Season this Friday, December 11th. The rope drops at 9AM, so come on up and help us get this season started off right!

This weekend’s terrain will be limited, with Ballhooter and Skidder likely the only lifts in operation. The forecasts do look favorable to allow us to expand terrain over the next couple of weeks as we near the holidays, so stay tuned for updates!

Snowshoe has been able to make some snow as of late and the Shaver’s Centre cam is showing some nice whales at the top of the mountain.

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Knowing Snowshoe, they’re not going to open unless they have a quality product.  So even though the open terrain will be limited, you can expect that terrain to have good coverage and snow conditions.

There is all kinds of events and activities to take part in this weekend as well.  Head on over to Snowshoe’s “This Week on the Mountain” page to take a gander at all of the stuff going on.  It should be a fun first weekend up that way!

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Kenny Griffin
Kenny grew up in Concord, NC, which is right outside of Charlotte. He graduated from UNC Charlotte in December 2010 with a degree in meteorology and joined Ski Southeast immediately thereafter. In addition to his Appnet duties, he helps with day to day operations of Ski Southeast and is also in charge of our sister site, ResortCams.com. In his own words... "I discovered this website a few years back and visit it on a daily basis. I lurked on the messageboard for a while before becoming actively involved and have met some very cool people because of it. Needless to say, I am VERY stoked to be a part of the team and I think I have a unique insight into what people want from the site seeing as I used to be on the outside looking in. I'm sure some people who are reading this have seen me on the mountain before. I am frequently at Beech Mountain and it’s not hard to spot me, as I usually have a camera on my head. I love to document my days on snow and have posted some videos on the messageboard before. If you ever see me out there, feel free to say hey!" You can email Kenny directly at [email protected]