Thinning Coverage but plenty of Snow left –

Thomas Bynum reports from Cataloochee this weekend –

Rock Island /Lower Omigosh/Rabitt Hill all are showing amazing base depth.  I did not notice brown spots on any of this stretch of trails on Sunday, despite 70 degree weather.  I can see this stretch of trails making March 26 easily.   Alley Cat is becoming thinner and thinner and has a growing dirt patch at the top, splitting the entrance to the trail. While the terrain park features are still in place, most were roped off Sunday, and particularly on the lower part of this slope the dirt is creeping in on the skier’s right hand side and is right up against the C box now.   Upper Omigosh has several large brown and dirt patches down the center and is essentially becoming a “split” run.  There is still PLENTY of base depth on the skier’s left on this slope along the guns and hopefully it will stay open for a while. We skied all 10 slopes in t shirts Sunday March 12 (!) and there were probably less than 75 on the hill, NO lines ever.    Cataloochee continues to offer I believe the best conditions in the southeast get out and enjoy it!

Bart Davis reports from Snowshoe –

The conditions was definately a mix of mashed potatoes and heavy granular conditions this weekend.  I have rode 23 days this winter and they’ve all been great including Sunday at Snowshoe.  Conditions were pretty good although they do have some bare areas on some of the steeper trails.  The talk around the restaurants was of snow and cold coming in this coming week.  I’ll be here through Sunday the 19th and I’ll keep you posted.

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