Sugar Mountain Announces That They Are Ending Their Season This Sunday – Appalachian and Cataloochee Ski On!

I knew as soon as I delved into the subject of “Global Warming” we’d get some feedback and we share those with you this morning. However, first – let’s get to some ski and snow news.

Appalachian Ski Mountain is still looking quite nice for today and this weekend. They are the only ski area in the entire Southeast or Mid Atlantic that is still open with 100% of their terrain. They are probably also the only resort that has no bare spots or thin coverage to speak of. The low this morning at App was 53° and they are open for day and night skiing with the best snow in the region right now. 

Cataloochee is reporting 36° this morning and that is no typo. They have dropped another trail since yesterday and now offer Lower Omigosh, Rock Island Run, Rabbit Hill, Easy Way, Beginners Over Easy and the Cat Cage Terrain Park. They have plenty of snow to provide a nice product for Spring Skiing and Snowboarding. Cat wants you to join them for some recreational racing at Cataloochee. These races are open to any age and any level and will be held on Sunday, March 25 and Sunday, April 1, from 1pm until 3pm. Cost is $3 per run, or $5 for two runs. Awards and Results will be held after the races in the lodge each Sunday afternoon. Cat is open today from 1pm-10pm and then for day and night skiing on Saturday.

Sugar Mountain is ending their season on Sunday, March 25th. That is the decision that was announced yesterday. That decision was no doubt based on skier traffic and not a lack of snow because we’ve seen Sugar stay open with a lot less snow. One look at the live cams will attest to the fact that Sugar has very nice Spring Conditions on 15 trails for today, Saturday and Sunday. There are certainly some thin coverage areas, but very good, side to side coverage. Sugar’s low this morning is 46° and they will enjoy some good Spring Conditions for their last weekend. They also have some festivities planned. They wrote, “Join us Sunday for closing day festivities and the BURNING OF THE SNOW!”


We’ve got some updates to run pertaining to the other ski areas of the Southeast and Mid Atlantic, so we’re going to post a second story this morning within the hour, so if you want to read some funny and interesting reader responses – check back in just a bit. Also be sure to check out for the rest of the ski news!

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