Perhaps the biggest news of the day is how varied the temperatures are across the Southeast and Mid Atlantic’s ski areas. That is probably also the "story of the season" becuase we have mentioned it so many times. Typically temps at the various high elevations across the 17 ski areas within our coverage area are not that different. However this season that has just not been the case.
The numerous arctic systems have been on a pattern this season that simply does not push down as far as they normally have done in past years. That was forecasted by Brad Panovich back in September and that has been the case to this point in the season.
As an example of what the heck I’m talking about – check out the 3° temperature this morning at Snowshoe Mountain whereas Wolf Ridge Resort in Western North Carolina is reporting 31°. Ski Beech which is at a higher elevation that Snowshoe (5,506′ compareed to 4,848′) is at 26° this morning. That is a huge swing.
What ISN’T unusual is for the upper tier of Southeast and Mid Atlantic resorts to see more natural snow and that continues to be the case. Snowshoe picked up another 6" of snow and several of the West Virginia and Maryland resorts saw 3"-4" of new snow and more is on the way.
Make Plans to Join the Fun of our First Annual SkiSoutheast.com Summit!
If you haven’t yet made your reservations for the First Annual SkiSoutheast.com Summit at Snowshoe Mountain, they are looking pretty epic right now and we’d love to see you guys there! We’ve heard from a bunch that are planning to meet up and have some fun with us. Click here for more information!
Here’s the Notable for today…
Canaan Valley – 6° – They Made Snow are reported to us at 3am this morning that they received 6" of new snow and have 16 Trails Open, Terrain Park and Snow Tubing as Well!
Timberline Resort – 2° – Jessica Scowcroft JUST updated us with the report and they received 6" of snow and have 21 Trails Open Today!
Snowshoe Mountain – 3° – Made Snow and received 6" of new snow and 10" on the week. They have 58 Trails Open, Terrain Parks and Snow Tubing.
SkiSoutheast.com SUMMIT UPDATE! We really saw a good number of people log on and tell us that they are going to attend the First Annual SkiSoutheast.com Summit which is March 7th, 8th and 9th at Snowshoe Mountain. Based on the feedback through yesterday it looks like we already have from 30-50 people committed to attend and many are getting the fun started earlier by actually coming in early for Snowshoe’s Spring Break Weekend.
Snowshoe has recognized this and added to the great deal. If you sign up via the SkiSoutheast.com Summit Package, you get a great deal and by attending the Saturday night Free Wings Party you’ll get a free lift ticket for skiing and riding on Sunday. However, those that were signing up for the Spring Fling Package already have a Sunday lift ticket included in their deal. Soooo, Snowshoe is going that deal one better! The Sunday Free Lift Ticket can be a voucher that will allow you to use it for one free day of skiing or riding for any day prior to the end of the season!
Winterplace Resort – 12° and they saw 4" of new snow and 27 Trails Open, Terrain Parks, Snow Tubing and great conditions! They report, "Four inches of new snow overnight and the forecast calls for more snow today the conditons are absolutely Awesome! It’s going to be a great day for skiing, boarding and tubing! For those last minute reservations call us now—toll free 1-800-607-SNOW (7669)!"
Wisp Resort – 7° – 3" of new snow and 67" on the season. They have 29 Trails Open, Snow Tubing, Terrain Parks and the Mountain Coaster
Bryce Resort in Virginia is reporting 12° this morning and 2" of snow. It has been a while since they have had any significant accumulations and the snow, along with great snowmaking has Bryce looking sweet this morning!
Massanutten Resort – 10° – Made Snow and received an inch of new snow – They have 11 Trails Open as well as Terrain Parks and Snow Tubing. Their black diamond trail, Diamond Jim is open to the top Massanutten Peak.
Wintergreen Resort – 9° – Made Snow and saw a Trace of Snow – They have 19 Trails Open Today as well as Snow Tubing and Terrain Park
Ober Gatlinburg – 28° – Made Snow and they have 5 Trails Open including Mogul Ridge and their Indoor Ice Skating Rink
Appalachian – 27° – No Snowmaking – Great Base – 100% Open – Terrain Parks – Ice Skating
Cataloochee – 28° – Made Snow – Good to Great Base – 11 Trails Open – Snow Tubing
Hawksnest – 27° – Made Snow – Good to Great Base – 9 Trails Open – Snow Tubing and Terrain Park Features
Ski Beech – 25° – Made Snow – Good Base – 10 Trails Open – Ice Skating and Terrain Park
Sugar Mountain – 27° – Made Snow – Good to Great Base – 19 Trails Open – Ice Skating, Terrain Park and Snow Tubing
Wolf Ridge – 31° – Made Snow – Good Base – 14 Trails Open – Snow Tubing
Enjoy your day…
Until Next time…
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