The Christmas Holiday Weather Week Could Be SNOWY!!!

Before I get to the data for today…I had our complete morning story written and literally was in the process of posting it when our server rebooted and I lost the entire thing. Unfortunately I have a TON to do today, so I am basically hitting the highlights now and will post an update a bit later.


Some weather gurus are saying that the next day or so will be rainy (though not too bad) and then Christmas Day might be snowy…and they are not committing to too much past that. Our buddy and fellow snow goose (we call them snow lovers) WCNC Meteorologhist, Brad Panovich just sent us his newest Weather Video Update and we will post it this afternoon…but the gist of it is that we may see a rain/snow mix across the North Carolina mountain for Friday and possibly the weekend, although he is leaning towards more of a wintry mix and snow event. Area further north should see more snow.

Then Monday is drier and that takes us to Christmas Day and the ALL-IMPORTANT Christmas to New Year’s Holiday Ski Getaway period. According to Brad Panovich, everything is lining up to bring us what could be a significant snow event for Christmas Day and the day after with another Nor-easter that could bring us all a White Christmas and day after.

THEN he says to look for cold air that will make for great snowmaking and that should bring a smile to ski area operators and visitors alike!

MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW…if you haven’t already because this next week could be very nice, no matter where you head for holiday skiing and riding!

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Sapphire Valley has announced that they will open for skiing December 26th and tubing on Friday.

The Homestead has announced that they will open for the 2007-2008 season on December 22nd.

Check back later today and we will update with more!

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted more than 13,000 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.