Okay…so base depths are dropping some (about 3-4” at most locations since Tuesday morning) and so what if base depths aren’t quite as deep as some resorts are reporting; there’s still plenty of snow. Just look at the slope conditions on SkiSoutheast.com and we’ll keep it real for you. Remember we are only reporting the minimum number at all resorts and the LEAST base depth according to their own numbers would be Ober Gatlinburg with 14” of coverage and Ski Beech with 22”. Ober is closing for the season on Sunday and they have had a great season. Ski Beech is still keeping an eye on the weather and their accounting ledgers and have not announced a closing date, however we’ve gotten pretty good at “reading” them and we could be wrong but we think Sunday will be the last day of the 2005-2006 season for them. If you want to keep them open…head to the slopes! There‘s plenty of snow and good side-to-side coverage but it takes people to keep them open. One look at the Ski Beech cam will tell you that there are no bare spots to speak of and full coverage right now. Get out and ski!
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SKINC is ALL OVER!!! – Doug Burnett (AKA 2SlikStix on the messageboard) has started a “SkiNC Representin’ Campaign” like you wouldn’t believe! When we held the SkiNC Summit 2006 at Ski Beech a couple of weekends ago Doug brought with him a self-created SkiNC flag that was immediately appreciated by all.
Joe Harmon (AKA Snowbird) took the flag to the top of Ski Beech and all over the slopes there on Saturday and then followed that flag parade with one that he did at Cataloochee Ski Area on the following Sunday. The flag was seen by hundreds if not more. Then Mark McKelvy showed up with it at Bridger Bowl,
Today “pokealongjay” has the flag has made it to Big Sky and word has it that others from the messageboad have plans to take the SkiNC Summit Flag to Colorado, Tahoe and who knows where next!?! As the SkiNC /Utah Summit crew would say, “that IS b-o-m-m-m-b-b-e-r!”
Temps will make for a great day to ski in a long sleeve shirt or sweatshirt and enjoy the sun and wind on your face. Conditions are pretty much going to be Loose Granular and Variable no matter where you choose to ski today. There’s good coverage at ALL resorts today…so get out and enjoy it while you can!
Until Next Time!
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