12 Days to Go Until the 1st Annual SkiSoutheast.com Summit! We have some 50+ people planning to attend thus far. Meteorologist Brad Panovich just emailed us that he’ll be there as well! If you haven’t made plans to attend, it promises to be a great time. We’ll make plans to meet up on Saturday morning, do some quick group photos and video, and then go take over Snowshoe Mountain! It will be kind of cool to see a lot of us fire down that mountain wearing the new SkiSoutheast.com hoodies! We’ve got a ton of stickers and the new hoodies to giveaway and whatever we have left over of the SkiNC Hoodies will be given away as well! If you haven’t made plans…do so today!
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The North Carolina Mountain saw up to two inches of snow from the little winter blast that came through on Sunday. They were some pretty, "Charlie Brown" flakes with almost no wind. The Virginia resorts saw a TRACE of snow, and the West Virginia resorts picked up an inch of snow as well.
THE WEATHER AHEAD!
We get a lot of questions on Mondays asking for a summary of the week ahead…and into the following weekend, so we’ll quickly summarize by state since the weather has been so diverse this season.
WEST VIRGINIA AND MARYLAND:
Wisp and the West Virginia mountains are seeing a bit of rain today and an 80% chance of it Monday night and Tuesday. That’s the bad news. The good news is that cold temps re-invade the areas Tuesday night as lows will drop into the low to mid teens and snow will kick in. (Several inches of accumulations are possible from this one!) Wednesday should be snowy with a high around 18° and the low that night should drop into the single digits! (Great for snowmaking!) Thursday looks beautiful with a high around 23° and a low near 16°. The weekend ahead looks snowy with cold temps!
THE VIRGINIA RESORTS:
Bryce, Massanutten and Wintergreen are looking at a 50° day today and rain tonight and Tuesday. The temps should drop into the low 20s Tuesday night making for some snow into Wednesday with a high of near 36°. Wednesday and Thursday looks cold with around the clock snowmaking temps. The weekend ahead is a question mark so we’ll revisit that in a day or two.
NORTH CAROLINA MOUNTAINS
We saw a bit of light snow on Sunday evening but that disappeared as temps warmed a bit overnight. Monday should be gorgeous with highs in the upper 40s to 50°. Tuesday evening gets COLD with lows around 16° and then 3-6" of snow is in the forecast for Wednesday. Thursday and Friday looks sunny with highs in the 30s and 40s and lows allowing for snowmaking Tuesday night, all day Wednesday and Thursday and Thursday night. The weekend ahead looks pretty good as well.
CHECK THE SLOPE CONDITIONS PAGE FOR DETAILS
Traffic was brisk for this weekend at all of the ski areas from early comments that have come in and that is good news. We’ve been hearing comments of late that this will go down as a top 5-10 season in terms of skier visits and another strong indicator was released by the Boone COnvention and Visitors Bureau recently. The January occupancy rate and tax was up 21.4%. The busiest and best month ever for High Country area motels. Let’s repeat that – BEST MONTH EVER!
About the only other news that we feel we need to share with you this morning is that the Dick Trundy Memorial Sugar Cup Competition is Saturday, March 1st at Sugar Mountain. The giant slalom competition will be held on Big Red and is for participants with an intermediate or above ability level. 100% of entry fees go to the American Cancer Society in memory of Sugar Mountain’s former Director of Operations, Richard T. Trundy. Donations are graciously appreciated.
One of our office staff reported great conditions at App on Sunday and today should be another sweet one, no matter where you go. We just had a look at the Big Red Cam atop Sugar Mountain and THAT MY FRIENDS is some sweet grooming! Ski Beech looks good as well! It should be a very nice day.
Until Next time…
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