Tons of GREAT Events Happening Across the North Carolina Ski Resorts on Saturday and Sunday!

There’s a TON of cool events happening at the North Carolina Ski Resorts today, with Ski Beech being the lone resort in the state that no special event is planned for today or Sunday. There’s so much to choose from across the state, we’re going to tempt you with all of them and YOU make the choice. Get out and enjoy and send us some pics from ALL of these great happenings! Please! Email photos to [email protected] (There’s also LOTS of events happening across all of the Southeast and Mid Atlantic and we share those with you today over on www.SkiSoutheast.com …be sure to check out those updates and stories today as well!)

The Weather Is On Your Minds Today!

Yes, the weather is looking GREAT for Saturday and not so great for a lot of the Sunday events 🙁

The National Weather Service is calling for a fair chance of some rain on Sunday with Periods of showers and possibly a thunderstorm before 1pm, then a chance of showers. High near 48. Breezy, with a south wind between 13 and 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Hey – dodge the thunder portions of the day and get out and enjoy the fun anyway! The Outhouse races at Sapphire sound pretty cool and rain shouldn’t dampen the fun as much as your ski outfit!

We have received several emails from people asking WHY Appalachian Ski Mountain had their AppalJack Terrain Park closed Friday. It is closed again today and the reason was that they were obviously preparing it for a cool event that is happening today. The Forum Youngblood Competition that is being held today at Appalachian.

App writes, “After four hearty years of producing the most recognized amateur slopestyle contests, the Forum Youngbloods are back, but they are changing things up just a bit.

For the 2007 season, the Forum Team riders along with our partner resorts, are designing 14 unique Youngblood events where the host Forum rider calls the shots on the features, rules, and that all mighty judging situation. So, you think you have what it takes to get recognized? Let our team riders be the judge of that…

There are no divisions and no classes. Everyone has the same chance to win grips of rad Forum gear and earn the much coveted check-out on the Forum site. Thats right, the 1st place winner of each competition gets an interview and choice riding shots on this here site. Not a bad way to get your name out there, huh?

As always, these events are free to those 18 and under. Just show up to the base lodge during Registration Time. And yeah, if youre a bit older than 18, well, get a fake ID or feel free to snake the session.

Dont miss out on this event, it is going to go off!”

Event Starts: 10:30 am

Where: Appaljack Terrain Park

Cataloochee Ski Area – They are hosting the very first HotMonoski Demo Day – Thierry Tailhardat and company with HotMonoski are committed to bringing the new sliding sensation, monoskiing to the southeast and he will be there on Sunday, February 25 from 10am-4:30pm with a variety of Duret monoski products to demo. Be sure to join members of the Cat Crew and see what this new way of sliding down the mountain is all about!

Hawksnest Resort – They are looking very well groomed at 8am and ready to have some fun of their own today! Hawksnest has 10 trails open and will be open until midnight. Tubing opens at 9am. Take note that on Sunday Feb. 25th, Hawksnest is hosting the first annual High Country King of the Hill Competition . Snowboarders and skiers will compete for cash prizes down Sock Em Dog on a course designed by Richard Rominger.

Registration is from 9-11am. Race starts at noon. The entry fee is $20. Discounted lift tickets are available for $30. Awards ceremony will follow at 4:30pm in the Nest Lounge. Come join us for the celebration. Music will be provided by Break Bread.

Sapphire Valley Ski Area – They are skiing on both trails today and enjoying a sunny day on the Frozen Falls Tubing Park. They too have a special event happening on Sunday. They will host the OUTHOUSE RACES at Sapphire Valley Ski Area. A parade will begin at noon and the event benefits the Tamassee DAR Helping Children Succeed Program. There is a $100 Entry Fee per Outhouse. Outhouses can be very simple, or they can be as elaborate as you want! Race teams consist of 3 members, outhouses must be equipped with at least one hole and a roll of TP, mounted on ski’s. Build your own entry or sponsor an entry! Food and Drinks will be available as well as Great Entertainment thru-out the day! Sapphire will also have an ATV RAFFLE for a 2007 150 Automatic w/reverse! $5 per ticket or 5 for $20.00. For entry forms, raffle tickets and more info please call 828 508 2688. Rain or shine be there to have some fun and help a good cause!

Ski Beech – It was 32° this morning at 6:30am, and already 38° as of this 8:20am update. They are 100% open and it should be a stellar day of skiing at Beech’s 5506’ elevations as temps will be mostly in the 40s today.  Expect very nice conditions on Saturday.

Sugar Mountain – The low this morning was 24.4° but it’s 38° atop Sugar’s summit right now as well. Sugar has some cool happenings today and Sunday as well. They are open with 20 trails of very nice conditions and events for this weekend include Boss Hawg from 4-6pm and Nastar at noon on Saturday. Sunday’s events include Sugar Bear’s Birthday Celebration with The Great Bear Race at 11:45am, Star the Clown at 12:15pm and Cake & Ice Cream 12:45pm. NASTAR happens again at 1:00pm. We’ll have Kent Jackson taking some great pics for us and we’ll share those with you on Monday!

Wolf Ridge Resort – They have the 2nd of their huge snowboarding comps happening today! Tim Bryant sent me a great photo showing the setup and it’s our Photo of the Day today so check that out on the front page of the site. It’s Wolf’s 2nd Slope-Style Competition of the Season at Park Place Terrain Park just off Upper Boardwalk on the Breakaway side of Wolf Ridge. This event will be held on Saturday, February 24th, 2007. The competition begins at 12 Noon and will include skiers and snowboarders. There will be two levels of competition – Advanced and Intermediate. Each competitor will be given 2 runs judged by a panel of 3 judges. The score will be based on style, amplitude and technicality. The top 5 competitors for each level will move on to a final 3rd run. The resort is offering cash prizes for the Advanced Competition and the Intermediate winners will receive gift card or equipment prizes.

Registration for the competition will be from 9 AM to 11 AM at the Upper Wolf Ridge Lodge. There will be a $15 registration fee and a 25% discount on lift tickets for competitors. Prizes will be given to top 3 competitors in each level of competition.

The event is co-sponsored by Wolf Ridge Ski Resort, Scenic Wolf Resort, Breakaway Village, Zero Gravity Skate Park of Brevard, Flipside Skateboards, Red Bull and Ski Country Sports.

Until Next Time…

THINK COLD AND SNOW!!!

Send comments and emails to: [email protected]  

For more information about the ski resorts of the Southeast and Mid Atlantic visit www.SkiSoutheast.com  

REMEMBER TO VIEW ARCHIVED ARTICLES IN CASE YOU MISSED A STORY POSTED EARLIER TODAY