All but one of the resorts have announced their closing date of Sunday, March 31st. As Mike wrote yesterday, “We are only GUESSING that Cataloochee will close after day sessions on Sunday, and unless they extend the season a couple more days, that will make it 137 straight days of fun on the slopes for the Maggie Valley ski area.”

What we do know is that this upcoming Sunday, snow is in the forecast, for the closing resorts. Snowshoe looks like they will see, ‘a chance of rain and snow showers between 7am and 3pm’. Wisp has ‘a chance of rain and snow showers after 7am’. It is kind of exciting that it could be snowing on the closing day of the season!

As for today, it is fantastic out on the slopes with all resorts below freezing last night (22F at Snowshoe, 24F at Wisp, and 28F at Cataloochee). With sunshine throughout the region, the spring skiing only continues to get better!

3 resorts open with fantastic conditions today!

  • Snowshoe Mountain:
    • Clear skies, sunshine, and mild temperatures should make for another textbook spring skiing day here on the mountain.
    • Groomed on 37 runs . . . We’ve got over 40 trails open including the entire Western Territory so it’s definitely worth the trip.
    • Evolution and Progression Park are both open with super fun setups and the softer, spring snow is a little more forgiving and perfect for trying out some new things.
    • The best part? Tomorrow’s forecast looks just as good as today. Get up here!
  • Wisp: “We encourage everyone to take advantage of this last week of ski and snowboard operations for the 18.19 Winter Season.  The chair lifts will stop for the season at 5:00pm on Sunday, March 31.”
    • Open today on 14 runs and 3 lifts on a groomed / variable base.
  • Cataloochee: Today we will be skiing and riding on a base of 20-60″ on 13 slopes and four lifts and offer one session:  day skiing from 9am-4:30pm with a morning or afternoon half day rate available. The quad lift will not be running.  We have 7 features in our terrain parks located on Upper Turkey Trot, Richards Run, and Short n Sweet.
    • Today is Family Day and a child 17 and under will receive a free lift ticket when accompanied by a parent purchasing a full price adult day lift ticket.

Re-opening this weekend:

Bryce: “Congratulations Bryce Resort on being named #1 Family Friendly resort by Liftopia.”

Massanutten: “Bonus Day! We will be closed Monday – Friday this week with the plan to open for one more Bonus Day on Saturday, March 30 from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. As always, check back here for the most current information.”

Tubing MIGHT stay open beyond this Saturday, stay tuned for updates.

Until next year!

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Rudy Ryback
Outdoor enthusiast, skier, snowboarder and telemark skier. Yes, I like to mix it up. While at the University of Colorado, Boulder I became an alternate athlete on the National Championship Ski team. I have had a passion for snow sports my whole life, and that fire continues to burn bright. I spent six years as an instructor at Hidden Valley ski area and loved sharing the gift of skiing and snowboarding with others.Since moving to Western NC I average about 30 days per year at the local mountains and I'm excited about being a part of the SkiSoutheast team.