Spring 2007 Skiing is Looking Much Like Mid Season Right Now

We’ve received several emails yesterday asking about the plausibility of “finding decent conditions” for ski trips this week or over the upcoming weekend. One such email stated, “Will there be any snow left at Appalachian if my family wants to ski on Friday, March 23rd?”

Others were related to that question and you only need to replace App with another resort and the move the date around a little.
Let me make this so clear that I can not be misunderstood. We are seeing some of the best conditions of the SEASON right now and two ski areas in the Southeast and Mid Atlantic even made snow! Appalachian Ski Mountain (and Cataloochee) have made snow each night since Friday evening and they actually have INCREASED their base depths over this past weekend! As an example, Appalachian Ski Mountain has increased its base depth by 4-6” since Friday. They are now reporting a base of 26-60” and they are 100% open with all 10 trails and both terrain parks! Hey they even have ice skating going on over there!

So to be clear – any ski trip planned this week or weekend will provide PLENTY OF SNOW!

In addition to finding really nice conditions out there, skiing and lodging are also discounted for the Spring – so there’s no excuse for not riding one or two more times prior to the end of the season!

HERE’S SOME NOTES FOR TODAY –

Wisp at Deep Creek Resort is reporting 16°, Packed Powder conditions on 30 trails for today. Sounds inviting huh?

WEST VIRGINIA REPORT –

Canaan Valley is reporting 18° and 37 trails open today for day skiing.

Snowshoe Mountain – 16° – Snowshoe closed down the Silvercreek side of the mountain and now are offering 39 trails and packed powder conditions with 10” of snow that feel over the weekend. Lindsay Kutsko wrote, “We had 10" of snow over the weekend and the 32" – 44" base is pristine with groomed packed powder conditions. The Silver Creek Ski Area is now closed and we have all 39 of our trails open at the Snowshoe Ski Area. Lower Shays was the only trail not groomed overnight.”

Timberline Resort is reporting 17° and 37 trails available with 90% of them having been groomed for today!

VIRGINIA REPORT –

Wintergreen Resort is now the only ski area open in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Bryce, Massanutten and The Homestead are now focusing on summer programs as they ended their seasons yesterday.

Wintergreen skis on however. They are planning to ski and ride through Sunday, March 25th. Today they offer 25 trails with a base of 20-50”. Sarah Lovejoy wrote, “We will be open today for day sessions, skiing and riding on 25 trails with a machine groomed surface and there will be 3 lifts running. Late Season SUPER SAVER RATES will be in effect from Friday March 16th through the end of the season.”

NORTH CAROLIINA REPORT –

Appalachian is 100% open with great conditions on Monday and they are riding for day and night skiing!

Cataloochee Ski Area – Is Closed on Mondays as a part of their normal, late season scheduling. They will be open for twilight skiing and riding Tuesday through Friday.

Sugar Mountain – They did make snow a couple of days last week, including Friday night. They have not made snow either of the last two nights, but conditions are quite nice there for today with Frozen Granular conditions on 17 trails, which is the most terrain available in the state.

Go Ski and Ride!

Until Next Time…

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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.