Sunday Update –

Saturday WAS a GREAT day for memory-making! Anyone who hit the slopes on Saturday will be talking about how great the conditions were for some time to come. We received several emails from people exclaiming how wonderful the packed powder conditions were all around the Southeast. All of the ski areas received a good bit of snowfall from the Thursday snowstorm, and they made snow through Friday night and early Saturday morning as well. That made for a "chamber of commerce" kind of day everywhere and there were certainly a lot of "Kodak moments" to be had. (Speaking of Kodak moments…send me yours at: [email protected] and we’ll make you famous by putting your photos of the front of and!)

…and then the roller coaster goes d-o-w-n-h-i-l-l – It has been an up and down winter thus far and during the next few days we will see some moderate-to-heavy rain in portions of the region as milder temps re-invade the area again. If you’re going to do some skiing or riding…get it in during the first half of Sunday because rain will make it into the area around lunchtime according to meteorologist, Brad Panovich and although it will be the light variety…it will get wet. Monday will be more of the same and then this brief bout with "underdeveloped snow" (rain for those of you who are new to the website) will clear on out and cold air and some snow is in the forecast for mid-week and the cold should last through next weekend.

Snowmaking crews will rest a bit until probably Wednesday night and then they will do their magic for a GREAT weekend of skiing next weekend.

So get out and enjoy great conditions before the rain comes in…and then stay dry and enjoy some local dining and shopping.

See you on the slopes!

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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.