Typical Early Season Roller Coaster Weather

Hump Day is here and it’s brought us some more grey skies, fog, and drizzle unfortunately.  Blegh.  We got spoiled last last week with the cold and snow.  Now, it’s back to typical early season roller coaster weather conditions.

Speaking of weather conditions, Brad Panovich posted his latest video forecast late last night.  Check it out.

Herb Stevens also posted his latest forecast for West Virginia yesterday.


Both Brad and Herb talk about how quiet and mild the rest of the week is going to be.  The good news is that next week looks fairly promising right now as some cold and even some snow could possibly return.  It’s still a ways out though so cross your fingers!

With the warmer temps, there’s a couple notable temporary closures to mention.  Wisp announced yesterday that they are moving back their official opening day until the 13th.  They are, however, hosting their annual Wisp Benefit Day on Friday, December 12th.  For $20 you get a lift ticket as well as unlimited snow tubing, ice skating, and a mountain coaster ride.  All ticket sales to go Garrett Lakes Arts Festival.  Read more about this event by CLICKING HERE.

Canaan Valley Resort has also suspended operations for the time being.  On their site…

“Due to the warming trend forecasted over the next 10 days, Canaan Valley Resort will suspend on-slope operations in order to preserve the current snowpack. TENTATIVE RE-OPENING DATE is Saturday, December 13, 2014!

To be honest, this doesn’t come as much of a shocker to me.  I wouldn’t be surprised to see some others do the same as the next several days just don’t look too great.  Blegh.  I’ll make sure to keep you guys updated throughout the week as that information comes out.  As of right now, Wintergreen, Massanutten, Bryce, and Winterplace MIGHT open Saturday depending on the weather.  That could easily change though.  Beech, Sugar, Cataloochee, App Ski Mtn, and Snowshoe continue to do their thing and operate on a daily basis.  In all honestly, all of those open resorts look to have a pretty good base from what I see on the webcams.  Nothing to worry about just yet.

I can’t leave on a bad note like that.  So here’s an opening weekend video from Wintergreen.

I vow that I will make it up there this year.  My friends rave about it and it just looks like a cool place to go riding.  Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that I shipped another webcam up to those guys the other day, so they’ll have another streaming cam in the coming week or so.  Woo!

That’s it for today.  Stay positive!

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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, ResortCams.com. 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]