SNOWY FORECAST FOR THIS WEEKEND!

Sugar Mountain and Cataloochee began snowmaking ops on Thursday afternoon with Sugar cranking up about an hour prior to Cat. Both were spraying more water than snow to begin with, but that close-to-frozen mixture froze as temps dropped into the 20s overnight. Snowshoe Mountain made snow on and off all day on Thursday and they also received some nice snowfall during the day and overnight last night.

The forecast for this weekend looks like a bit more snow for all of the mountaintop elevations. Here’s an breakdown by area:

SNOWSHOE:

Friday: Hi: 30° Lo: 21° – 100% SNOW They could see up to 10" of snow by the time the storm moves out Saturday evening! 6-7" is very likely!

Saturday: Hi: 23° Lo: 17° – 80% SNOW

Sunday: Hi: 38° Lo: 35° – Sunny

WISP:

Friday: Hi: 32° Lo: 28° – 80% SNOW They could see up to 6" of snow by the time the storm moves out Saturday evening! 4-5" is very likely!

Saturday: Hi: 30° Lo: 20° – 80% SNOW

Sunday: Hi: 38° Lo: 28° – Sunny

NORTH CAROLINA:

Beech Mountain:

Friday: Hi: 34° Lo: 23° – 80% SNOW They could see up to 6" of snow by the time the storm moves out Saturday evening! 4-5" is very likely!

Saturday: Hi: 30° Lo: 20° – 80% SNOW

Sunday: Hi: 49° Lo: 30° – Sunny

VIRGINIA SKI AREAS:

This event seems to be stearing clear of the ski areas with partly cloudy skies for the Friday through Sunday period and highs in the 40s and 50s with lows in the mid to upper 20s

We’ll get back into the 60s by Tuesday with milder air forecasted into mid next week.

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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.