Transitioning From Wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend of Skiing

This is a Thanksgiving weekend that we will be talking about for years to come.  We had 12 open resorts from Maryland to Tennessee to entertain us, with conditions that rival those typically only seen mid-season.

Wintergreen Opening Day
Opening day at Wintergreen

For those of you who have been paying attention to the snow reports, you’ve seenBryce Revenuer's Run that the resorts have been adding up to 2 inches of snow each of the past 5 nights!  They are doing this plus opening new terrain – Bryce just opened up Revenuer’s Run. >>>

Cataloochee is having their 14th annual Can-U-Ski Food and Coat Drive today.  Bring 24 cans of food or 2 coats in good condition to the Ghost Town parking lot and get a free lift ticket.  This is typically a big day for Cat and given that the skiing and riding is so good right now, and you have the mixings for one of their better ones yet.

Cataloochee Ski Area
Cataloochee on a Beautiful Sunday Morning

Taking a look at what we can expect with the week ahead.  Both Wintergreen and Banner Elk Weather OutlookWinterplace will shut down for the week.  Wintergreen will reopen on Saturday and Winterplace will open for Friday.  Weatherwise, it looks like we will see a little warming this week with temps struggling to get down to freezing at night any time before Saturday.  If you got out this weekend, it looks like you took advantage as we may see conditions deteriorate a bit.  There’s a slight chance of rain coming up this week, with snow showing back up at the stretch of the long-term outlook from Sunday-Tuesday.  The outlook for Banner Elk, NC, click for details. >>

Trip reports are being updated daily to the message boards, so do take a look at what other SkiSoutheasters are doing.

Enjoy the final day of the long weekend everyone and take care for those of you driving back home happy and tired.

Tim Bahlke
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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted close to 14,000 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.