Sugar is Skiing…Appalachian WILL be on Saturday!

We reported earlier this morning that Sugar had opened for Day Skiing today after ONE full day and night of snowmaking. Sugar Mountain has opened two of the trails allowing for skiing from their 3/4 station down.

That made Sugar Mountain the first resort to open in the Southeast again this season.

Appalachian Ski Mountain has reported that they put down about ONE FOOT of manmade snow in the last 30+ hours and THEY WILL BE OPEN ON SATURDAY.

Let’s all THINK SNOW and here’s hoping they be able to remain open through the next few days of "iffy" weather.

Seasonable temps will be on tap, with borderline overnight lows and there is a chance of rain both Saturday night and next Tuesday. Then it looks like SNOW is is the forecast for Wednesday Night and Thursday. We’ll keep you posted!

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted close to 14,000 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.