Appalachian Ski Mountain – December 22, 2008
After seven consecutive days of sporadic warm weather, drizzle, and rain, round-the-clock snowmaking began at 9:58 pm (Sunday, December 21). Temperatures dipped into the single digits for over 12 hours earlier on Monday. By mid-morning Tuesday, the average base depth should range from 40 to 84 inches.
This 48 hour snowmaking window of opportunity has allowed our recently improved snowmaking system to convert approximately 10 million gallons of water to snow. Snowmaking is expected to end mid-morning Tuesday, leaving all our guests a fresh, packed powder surface over 8 of our 10 slopes. Both of our Terrain Parks will continue to be open.
Appalachian Ski Mtn. has the largest snowmaking pumping capacity per acre of any ski resort in the Southeastern United States.