Happy Snowy Saturday to you guys! By the way it is still BOMBING SNOW as I update this blog!
We’re seeing some impressive numbers this morning with widespread snows in the BIG SNOW category. 10" of snow has fallen in the 24 hours at Beech Mountain and 18" in the last three days, Canaan Valley in West Virginia has 9", and we’re seeing anywhere from 3" at Snowshoe to 6" or more across the board. We’ve posted all the numbers via the snow report and within this morning’s report.
We have MORE snow in the forecast today with some BLIZZARD/BIG SNOW forecasted by Monday all the way through Thursday so all I can say this morning is:
a) Those preseason forecasters were all wrong baby as we’re seeing some bitterly cold temps and lots of snow.
b) There are some near EPIC conditions to go ride at YOUR favorite ski area. Don’t make the mistake of missing out on these kinds of conditions. Get to the mountains anyway that you can!
We’re headed up to Beech Mountain around 11am or so this morning to do some filming of the fun planned there today. Beech will be hosting their crazy popular bathing beauty contest on the slopes at noon and there some celebs who will be in attendance as well. If you can make it there look us up.
Let’s get to the snow and the rest of the snow report:
We’re going to save some time this morning so that we can go get some filmage up at Beech this morning and simply post the resort and snowfall totals. Check the Snow Report page for slopes open, etc. We’re mixing up the order today, just ’cause we can.
Beech Mountain – 10" of new snow, 16" in the last 48 hours, 18" in the last 72 hours and now 80.2" on the season! They JUST hit their average full season snowfall total for the year and it is JUST January 8th! Winterfest will be a fun day in the powder!
At noon today is one of the most talked about competitions on the mountain: the Monster Energy Bathing Beauties Downhill Swimwear Competition. With cash prizes for both male and female entrants, each competitor will be judged on beauty, poise and outrageousness! During the competition there will be live music in the View Haus, as well as a live broadcast by DJ Yankey Pete and KISS 95.1, and to wrap it all up, Beech Mountain Resort will hold its traditionally rad Village Rail Jam sponsored by Extreme Sports. This ‘expert only’ Rail Jam kicks off in Beech Tree Village at 4:30 p.m., followed with live music and an awards celebration in the Beech Tree Bar and Grille.
Sugar Mountain – 8.6" of new snow! 13.3" in the last 72 hours and 68" on the season. Can anyone say – Sugar is SWEET!
Cataloochee Ski Area – 6" of new snow, 8.2" in the last 72 hours and 49.7" on the season.
Appalachian Ski Mountain – 3" of new snow – 44.2" on the season and everything’s open with sweet powder conditions.
Sapphire Valley – .3" of new snow and 13.4" on the season.
Wolf Ridge Resort – 7.6" of new snow; 11.2" in the last 48 hours; 13.7" in the last three days and 69.7" on the season. Note: I know Wolf is reporting 18" of snow this morning. That’s a little over-stated. We have an official snow reporter who live up on the mountain and he is an official snow reporter for CoCoRaHs as well and upon promise of anonymity he stated, "They get really excited about snow here and unfortunately when they were reporting 8" yesterday it was closer to 4". We have a LOT of snow on the mountain but it is officially closer to 14" which is cool as hell, right?"
That is correct. By the way he shared that Wolf’s season total is 69.7" as well. ***This is why you guys love us.
For the rest of the Southeast snow totals and some news…visit www.SkiSoutheast.com !
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