Spring Skiing Conditions Continue for another day

Check the SLOPE CONDITIONS page for all of the details as some ski areas have dropped their open trail numbers.  Spring skiing conditions is basically the term of the day to describe the surface conditions at our various resorts across the Southeast and Mid Atlantic.

I was speaking with a number of industry insiders who all stated much the same thing – that these warm temps are basically melting the base coverage from "above and below" meaning that these 70° days are melting substantial base snow off the top of the snow, but they are also seeing quite a lot of water runoff that is coming from below the base snow as well.  That is causing scenarios where the snow basically gives a lot (or drops underneath you) when you’re moving through it. 

We’re only talking inches here, but the point is that there IS a lot of snow melt going on.  However there’s also STILL A LOT BASE SNOW.

We have an early meeting this morning, but we have much more to share with you guys pertaining to changes in operating schedules for some resorts.  We also have some season closure dates to share and more – so be sure to check back.

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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.