WISP RESORT – They have now exceeded their normal winter snowfall. With another 3” of snow in the last 24 hours, Wisp is now at 103” on the season and that exceeds their annual average of 100” of snow. That also means that they have exceeded their average in each of the last three seasons and there’s still roughly a month left! Wisp has 30 trails open today.
OBER GATLINBURG – They saw a bit more snow and as importantly – they MADE snow again last night and conditions should be very nice on 6 trails today.
WEST VIRGINIA REPORT –
Canaan Valley – 14° – 4” of snow in the last 24 hours and 9” over the weekend! Conditions will be great today.
Snowshoe Mountain – 12° – 2” of snow in the last 24 hours and 6” on the weekend. Snowshoe is now at 111” on the season and they should have great conditions today. Lindsay Kutsko wrote, “We had 6" of powder fall over the weekend and this morning all trails are open and nearly all were groomed except Knot Bumper and Lower Shays. Snowmaking took place overnight and will continue each night as the temperatures allow.”
Timberline Resort – 12° – 2” of snow in the last 24 hours and 6” on the weekend. Great conditions await you on 37 trails today.
Winterplace Resort also reported 1” of new snow and 3” over the weekend. Great conditions await you on 28 trails for Monday.
VIRGINIA REPORT –
Massanutten Resort is now into their late season rates offering some nice discounts on skiing and riding until their proposed closing March 17th. Conditions are nice today with 14 trails and 10 lanes of snow tubing.
Wintergreen Resort – 23° – These guys are in nice shape today with 25 trails and tubing as well. You’ll also want to note some fun events taking place at Wintergreen this weekend. They are hosting a Wintergreen’s Winter Carnival – March 10, 2007 – Known for its great ski terrain and astounding Blue Ridge beauty, Wintergreen is giving guests another reason to celebrate winter. The resort’s Winter Carnival will be held Saturday, March 10, 2007. The event includes music, food, slopeside games and fun competitions. For festival information, contact Wintergreen Activities at 434-325-8180. For overnight accommodations, call 800-266-2444.
They will also host a Glass & Powder Slopestyle – March 11, 2007 – Wintergreen’s Terrain Park is the site for this snowboard competition with a focus on style, sponsored by Glass & Powder Boardshop. For information, call the Ski Information Center at 434-325-2100 or Glass & Powder at 804-355-4441.
NORTH CAROLINA REPORT –
We were watching the live cams this morning and witnessed App, Ski Beech and Sugar ALL making snow as of 8am this morning. Sugar looked like they were creating their own clouds yesterday at about 4pm as I drove by. Needless to say, conditions will be very nice today. Before I move on to reporting conditions across all of the Southeast and Mid Atlantic – only three North Carolina resorts are open today as several of the ski areas move into late season scheduling. See details below.
Appalachian Ski Mountain – 19° – 1/2” of snow. 100% Open – Great Conditions. App wants you to know about a great Appalachian Ski Mtn. Race Team Exhibition that will take place this coming Sunday. Drew Stanley wrote, “Come and see what the Appalachian Ski Mtn. Race Team is all about at their Spring Exhibition! The Appalachian Ski Mtn. Race Team tours the 4 High Country Ski Areas with races throughout the year, where racers of all abilities can compete in a relaxed, fun, low-pressure environment.”
It will take place from 9am til noon on Big Appal.
Cataloochee – 17° – They reported a dusting of new snow – Cat is closed on Mondays for the rest of the season, but will reopen on Tuesday with all 12 trails open.
Hawksnest – 16° – 1-2” of snow. They are closed all week this week as they have now entered their normal, late-season gameplan of closing during the week and opening for weekends. The plan is to see how conditions hold up and make an assessment about reopening on Saturday. We’ll keep you posted as we get to the end of the week.
Sapphire Valley – They are closed Mondays and Tuesday during this time of year. As far as we know they are planning to reopen on Wednesday.
Ski Beech – 12° – 2” of new snow. They are made snow each of the last few nights and are making snow as of this report. Expect very nice conditions on 14 trails.
Sugar Mountain – 12° – 2” of new snow. They too made and are making snow. Very nice conditions are awaiting you on 20 trails.
Wolf Ridge – They received 2” of new snow. Wolf is CLOSED Monday through Thursday and looks to reopen this weekend and as far as we know, this weekend may be their last of the season.
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