WEATHER COOPERATING…

As Snowshoe’s Laura Parquette mentioned earlier, the long range forecast does seem to be cooperating a little but better with each passing day. As of today, here’s what we’re seeing by region:

Snowshoe Mountain / Canaan Valley / Timberline and Wisp:

Sunday: Hi 40° Lo 21° – Sunny and lots of snowmaking tonight

Monday: Hi 45° Low 32° – Sunny – borderline snowmaking at some locations

Tuesday: Hi 51° Low 29° – 90% chance of showers

Wednesday: Hi 38° Lo 21° – Rain and Snow mix. Could be all snow in some spots and plenty of snowmaking overnight.

Thursday: Hi 32° Lo 20° – Sunny and lots of snowmaking

Next weekend looks cold with highs in the upper 30s to 40° and lows overnight in the 20s each night. Clear skies through Sunday when snow reenters the forecast.

Winterplace Resort:

Sunday: Hi 45° Lo 26° – Sunny and lots of snowmaking tonight

Monday: Hi 50° Low 40° – Sunny – probably no snowmaking

Tuesday: Hi 58° Low 32° – 90% chance of showers and no snowmaking

Wednesday: Hi 40° Lo 26° – Rain and Snow mix. Could be all snow in some spots and plenty of snowmaking overnight.

Thursday: Hi 38° Lo 26° – Sunny and lots of snowmaking overnight

Next weekend looks cold with highs in the low to mid 40s and lows overnight around 30° each night. Clear skies through Sunday when snow reenters the forecast. Things look pretty good for snowmaking at Winterplace.

VIRGINIA SKI AREAS – Using Massanutten for forecasting:

Sunday: Hi 48° Lo 24° – Sunny and lots of snowmaking tonight

Monday: Hi 53° Low 37° – Sunny – probably no snowmaking

Tuesday: Hi 60° Low 44° – 70% chance of showers and no snowmaking

Wednesday: Hi 52° Lo 28° – 60% chance of rain. Could see some snowmaking overnight.

Thursday: Hi 47° Lo 25° – Sunny and lots of snowmaking overnight

Next weekend looks cold with highs in the low to mid to upper 40s and lows overnight around 30° each night. Clear skies through Sunday when some showers reenters the picture. Snowmaking ops Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday nights.

NORTH CAROLINA SKI AREAS – using Beech as the base:

Sunday: Hi 48° Lo 22° – Sunny and lots of snowmaking tonight

Monday: Hi 46° Low 37° – Sunny – probably no snowmaking

Tuesday: Hi 53° Low 35° – 90% chance of showers and no snowmaking

Wednesday: Hi 37° Lo 22° – 30% chance of rain. Should see LOTS of snowmaking overnight. This could another around the clock snowmaking day and SNOW instead of rain.

Thursday: Hi 43° Lo 24° – Sunny and lots of snowmaking overnight

Next weekend looks cold with highs in the low to mid to upper 40s and lows overnight in the upper 20s each night. Could see some SNOW next weekend as well.

That’s it for today. THINK COLD AND SNOW MY FRIENDS…

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Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiSoutheast.com, SkiNC.com and ResortCams.com. Since September 1996 he has posted more than 13,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.