Thanksgiving Day Skiing at Three Southeastern Resorts

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Enjoy your family today, whether you are on or off the slopes! Enjoy your meal, but don’t over eat because you’ll want to be in good shape to enjoy the snow later today or this weekend.

Editor’s Note: To save time this morning, we are consolidating the mountain reports, news and announcements for all Southeastern ski resorts for this Holiday Weekend…and they will appear on SkiNC and SkiSoutheast as the same content. We will resume segregating data and content on Monday.

The Headline News for today is the fact that Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia opens for the season today! They have been making snow for weeks now and had really piled up the snow, so even with the bit of rain and milder temps they open today with a nice base of almost two feet and with five trails. Congrats to the crew at Snowshoe!

North Carolina has two resorts open for today. Appalachian Ski Mountain has two slopes open with a base of 10-15”. They are day skiing only today.

Sugar Mountain dropped one open trail from yesterday’s offerings and they are open today with four trails and one lift…with a base of 6-20”.

Cataloochee Ski Area is taking today off to hang with family for Thanksgiving. They will reopen on Friday.

None of the ski resorts on the region were able to make snow as temperatures hovered just above snowmaking range.

Get out and play today and enjoy your Thanksgiving!

Until Next Time…


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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.