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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