Today is the Primo Choice of the Week

What a beautiful morning it is across the region (at most of the resorts)!  After a few days of snow we’re seeing bluebird skies across a majority of the region this AM.  It looks amazing right now.  Here are some shots from the cams.  Click each to enlarge.

Beech Mountain



There’s also a little bit of snow that fell in the past 24 hours. It’s mainly just an inch here and there, save for Canaan and Timberline who both saw another 4.6″ in the last 24 hours. Not only that, the comments on the daily snow report for up there said this:

Very light snow and +6F at 7AM. Snow extremely dry and fluffy past 24 hrs. Snow/water ratio about 50/1, very unusual.

Fifty to one snow ratio is incredible.  We rarely, if ever, get that around here.  That’s that champagne powder.  Canaan and Timberline should be in fantastic shape now after several days of natural snow.  I really wish we got some more pictures from that area!  In total, they’ve seen 13.1″ of snow in the past 5 days.  Sweet!  That’s awesome and all, but we’ve still got a ways to go to make up for the first half of the season slump.


-Wolf Ridge is open on 12 of 15 trails today.  That may not seem like a big deal, but I can’t remember them having that many runs open at all in the last several years.  That got to 11 at one point last year.  Kudos to the snowmakers over there.

-Just a quick reminder that “new snow” only falls from the sky (hint hint).

-Timberline has started the world’s first snowfunding campaign.  They’re basically selling discounted lift tickets, weekend vacation packages, season passes, and equipment rentals over the next few months in order to raise money for offseason improvements.  I came across the site on Reddit of all places.  It seems like an interesting and really cool concept.  Read more about it at

Until tomorrow…

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Kenny Griffin
Kenny grew up in Concord, NC, which is right outside of Charlotte. He graduated from UNC Charlotte in December 2010 with a degree in meteorology and joined Ski Southeast immediately thereafter. In addition to his Appnet duties, he helps with day to day operations of Ski Southeast and is also in charge of our sister site, In his own words... "I discovered this website a few years back and visit it on a daily basis. I lurked on the messageboard for a while before becoming actively involved and have met some very cool people because of it. Needless to say, I am VERY stoked to be a part of the team and I think I have a unique insight into what people want from the site seeing as I used to be on the outside looking in. I'm sure some people who are reading this have seen me on the mountain before. I am frequently at Beech Mountain and it’s not hard to spot me, as I usually have a camera on my head. I love to document my days on snow and have posted some videos on the messageboard before. If you ever see me out there, feel free to say hey!" You can email Kenny directly at [email protected]