Southeast and Mid Atlantic Ski Areas enjoy Winter-like Conditions on March 26th, 2006!

8-10” OF SNOW BLANKETS THE NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS !

Since the North Carolina and Virginia ski areas are closing at the close of day sessions today, we’re going to feature them first again this morning and then move Northward for our coverage.  Check out the full Southeast and Mid Atlantic skier forecast and details below.

Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley is reporting that they had 10” of snow from Friday night through Saturday evening and it was still snowing as they were posting that report.  According to the NWS it is STILL snowing this morning.  We’ll get an update on snow totals as soon as we can. Seems like God Himself is giving Cataloochee a hand with all of the marketing moves that Cat has pulled off this season.  How about a 10” snow storm just before you close for the season?

Cataloochee is reporting 8 trails open today.  They had the High Meadows Run open for one day only yesterday…unless they do a last minute opening again today. We heard from several who skied it on Saturday, but no photos just yet.  Hopefully we’ll get a few!  Cataloochee will close today after their day session and then the plans are to reopen next Saturday, April Fool’s Day (no kidding though!) and then call it a season…maybe???!?!! The way Cataloochee’s season has gone, who knows!

It’s 25° and SNOWING still in Blowing Rock and other portions of the High Country.  Look for a dusting of new snow at Appalachian Ski Mountain on Sunday…and 2-3” across the higher elevations towards Beech Mountain and the Tennessee line. We’ve had some reports of about 10” of snow up on Beech Mountain in North Carolina this morning.  Areas along the Western Ridge of the higher elevations closer to the Tennessee line didn’t see much in the way of the sun yesterday and got an all snow event. 8-10” of snow is being reported from several sources.  Many of us received 2” of snow Friday night and awoke to 3” Saturday morning.  Then the sun came out and we watched that evaporate.  Then midday it snowed another 1” again and evaporated.  Then around 5pm it dumped snow for a couple of hours and we saw at least another 3-4” of snow.  So in reality it snowed 7-8” of snow here…be we only have about 3-4” to show for it this morning.  Such is SPRING in the mountains!

Appalachian is still closing at 4:30pm on Sunday after seeing some 7” of snow this week and after having made snow several nights during the week.  Conditions on Sunday will be amazing and very much like mid-January.  Appalachian is 100% open and has a 31-71” base of manmade and natural snow and they are probably UNDER-REPORTING their base.  Go take part in the last day of skiing in the High Country.

WINTERGREEN RESORT GETS A MUCH NEEDED 5-6” OF SNOW!

Sarah Lovejoy of Wintergreen wrote us late yesterday about the snowfall and as of this morning they are reporting close to 6” of snow.  She wrote, “5-6 inches of natural snow yesterday means today’s conditions are going to be fantastic. Today will be the last day of the regular 05/06 season. We will be closed all of this week preparing for our end of the season Wicked Huge Park Party. We will be open next Saturday and Sunday for the party, skiing and riding from 9am to 4:30pm each day. In addition to having a huge terrain park on Dobie, great food, music, pond skimming and prizes, we also plan to re-open Eagles Swoop for bonus terrain each day. Today, we have 15 freshly groomed trails with packed powder surface and 4 lifts will be running.”

For those that don’t know, Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, Virginia . This beautiful hideaway is the ultimate vacation and conference spot, with more than 300 condominium-style accommodations; 45 holes of championship golf; snow skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and savory dining options. The resort is located adjacent to the

Blue Ridge Parkway

, 90 minutes from Richmond and three hours from Washington, D.C. For more information, guests can call (434) 325-2200 or visit the resort’s web site at www.wintergreenresort.com.

WINTERPLACE RESORT WILL CLOSE FOR THE SEASON AFTER DAY SKIING TODAY –

It’s 27° this morning at Winterplace in West Virginia and even after another 2” of snow and a base of 24-50” and 24 trails operating…they will close for the season after skiing today.  Winterplace has had a great season and topped 82” of natural snowfall for the season.  Go enjoy one last day of the 2005-2006 if you have the chance!

SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN GETS ANOTHER DUMPING!

Snowshoe Mountain is reporting 7” more snow on top of the 2” that they got Friday night into Saturday morning.  They have now seen 166” of snow on the season!  They are closing in on their normal 180” annually! Snowshoe has 36 trails open today for your packed powder enjoyment.

(Some astute snow reporters wrote us that Snowshoe must have made some errors in their snowtotals on Sunday morning. We received three emails within what MUST have been moments of SS posting their morning report. Rodney Blevins wrote, “I ski SS three times a week and I love SkiSoutheast.com, but I thought you should know that I think the marketing department may have made some math errors.  This morning SS is reporting that the additional 7” of snow took them to 172” on the season.  Can’t be.  They reported on Saturday morning with a normal press release that they send me and hundreds of others, that they had 2” of snow and 159” as of Saturday morning at 10am.  Then add the 7” on that and you get 166” of snow.  By the way, I read a month or more ago about another mistake in snow math up here, but never saw that straightened out. Cheers, RB.”

Rodney’s one of three who have emailed us about the error.  We wrote Snowshoe about it and we are reflecting the 166” on our report. We’re sure they’ll fix it.  Snowshoe had good people…but the best can make a mistake occasionally!  Thanks for the heads up though people!

CANAAN VALLEY will close after day skiing on Sunday.  They have 24 trails open today.

TIMBERLINE RESORT picked up some snow yesterday (about 3” according to most), however they don’t update their report on Sundays.  We’re assuming that they are skiing on the same 26 trails as they were open with on Saturday. Timberline will be open ONE MORE WEEK.

WISP RESORT IN MARYLAND will be skiing and riding for one more week as well.  They are reporting ½” of snow since yesterday.  That puts them at 118.5” of snow on the season…which is a foot and a half (and one more ½”!) over their normal of 100” annually!  Wisp is open on 22 trails today.

Until Next Time!

, 90 minutes from Richmond and three hours from Washington, D.C. For more information, guests can call (434) 325-2200 or visit the resort’s web site at .WINTERPLACE RESORT WILL CLOSE FOR THE SEASON AFTER DAY SKIING TODAY – It’s 27° this morning at Winterplace in West Virginia and even after another 2” of snow and a base of 24-50” and 24 trails operating…they will close for the season after skiing today.Winterplace has had a great season and topped 82” of natural snowfall for the season.Go enjoy one last day of the 2005-2006 if you have the chance!SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN GETS ANOTHER DUMPING!Snowshoe Mountain is reporting 7” more snow on top of the 2” that they got Friday night into Saturday morning.They have now seen 166” of snow on the season!They are closing in on their normal 180” annually! Snowshoe has 36 trails open today for your packed powder enjoyment.(Some astute snow reporters wrote us that Snowshoe must have made some errors in their snowtotals on Sunday morning. We received three emails within what MUST have been moments of SS posting their morning report. Rodney Blevins wrote, “I ski SS three times a week and I love SkiSoutheast.com, but I thought you should know that I think the marketing department may have made some math errors.This morning SS is reporting that the additional 7” of snow took them to 172” on the season.Can’t be.They reported on Saturday morning with a normal press release that they send me and hundreds of others, that they had 2” of snow and 159” as of Saturday morning at 10am.Then add the 7” on that and you get 166” of snow.By the way, I read a month or more ago about another mistake in snow math up here, but never saw that straightened out. Cheers, RB.”Rodney’s one of three who have emailed us about the error.We wrote Snowshoe about it and we are reflecting the 166” on our report. We’re sure they’ll fix it.Snowshoe had good people…but the best can make a mistake occasionally!Thanks for the heads up though people!CANAAN VALLEY will close after day skiing on Sunday.They have 24 trails open today.TIMBERLINE RESORT picked up some snow yesterday (about 3” according to most), however they don’t update their report on Sundays.We’re assuming that they are skiing on the same 26 trails as they were open with on Saturday. Timberline will be open ONE MORE WEEK.WISP RESORT IN MARYLAND will be skiing and riding for one more week as well.They are reporting ½” of snow since yesterday.That puts them at 118.5” of snow on the season…which is a foot and a half (and one more ½”!) over their normal of 100” annually!Wisp is open on 22 trails today.Be sure to email photos, snow reports and comments to: [email protected]

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