This morning’s news is all about the continued "snow attack" on some of our coverage area.
Resorts in West Virginia and Maryland picked up from 2-4" of new snow and that will do nothing but add to the phenomenal ski conditions that they are experiencing up that way.
The temps are also quite a bit colder into the middle of West Virginia and north this morning. Lows this morning around North Carolina and Virginia are hovering around 30° or so, while Snowshoe is showing 16°.
Regardless, conditions are quite nice from Maryland all the way down to Wolf Ridge Resort in the Southwestern portions of North Carolina.
The weather looks GREAT for Friday, Saturday and Sunday with highs in the 30s and lows in the teens and mid 20s…with SUNNY skies for the North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia mountains, while West Virginia and Maryland is looking at — surprise, surprise — more snow!
So let’s summarize:
A little light snow, great snowmaking temps, then LOTS of sunshine and phenomenal weather for the weekend. That SPELLS – s-k-i g-e-t-a-w-a-y to me. Make your plans and do this trip! You’ll thank me later.
CHECK THE SLOPE CONDITIONS PAGE FOR THE DETAILS TODAY…
Know that conditions are going to very nice no matter where you go today. Several of our office staff are planning on skiing up at Hawksnest this afternoon and evening. If you get a chance come make a few turns with our crew!
We’ll take a bunch of photos and video and share that with you guys on Thursday.
QUICK NOTES WHERE WARRANTED:
Wintergreen Resort plans to open Big Acorn and Outer Limits before this weekend.
Canaan Valley – They reported 2.5" more snow from Tuesday and last night.
Snowshoe Mountain received another 4" of snow! Laura Parquette writes, "We get a little closer to being 100% open today, as we add Choker and Stemwinder to the open terrain. We now have 55 open trails over 211 skiable acres–that’s 95% of the mountain!"
Snowshoe has now seen 69" of snow on the season and conditions could not be better!
Timberline Resort has not updated their report since Monday, but thanks to a great resource we are able to tell you that they also saw 3.4" of new snow!
Wisp Resort – They also report 2" of new snow.
Sapphire Valley is CLOSED on Wednesdays and Thursday and will reopen Friday.
…AND WOLF RIDGE IS OPEN TO THE TOP!
Justin Blythe shared this information with us about this weekend’s Slopestyle comp:
"This Saturday 01-26-08, Wolf Ridge Resort will be hosting our first park competition of the season. The Comp will feature both ski and snowboard classes. Riders will register as advanced, intermediate, and Women’s within their class. Registration will be from 9am to 11am inside the Upper Lodge. Practice from 9am-12noon in the park. Competition is set to start at 12:30. The format will be Slopestyle with riders scored best two of three runs. Entry fee for the comp is $15.00 with special discount $20.00 lift tickets. The special ticket price will be for competitors only as an extended day ticket. We will continue to be the only WNC Mountain to present cash prizes. We are also featuring a Wolf Ridge Rider Points series accumulating over all planned competitions. For the upcoming event prizes as follows- 1st-$250=10pts, 2nd-150=8pts, 3rd-75=6pts, 4th-shwag from sponsors=4pts, 5th-shwag from sponsors=2pts. The rider with the most overall points, after our Feb. 9th event, will win prizes and bragging rights for the year! Helmets are mandatory, rentals available. Under 18 need parents signature on release form. The form will be available for download on the Park Place web page. http://www.skiwolfridgenc.com/parkplace.htm. Any questions can be emailed to [email protected] Get out and enjoy the fun! Spectators welcome!"
Other than that – check the details on the SLOPE CONDITIONS PAGE.
Again…if you have a chance, come make a few turns with us at Hawksnest today.
Go enjoy the day and…THINK COLD AND SNOW!!!
Until Next Time…Send your comments, photos and videos to: [email protected]
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