Weather Forecast for the High Elevations of the Southeast Ski Areas

Snowshoe Mountain Forecast (and into Timberline, Canaan Valley and Wisp Resort)

Highs in the mid to upper 20s for the rest if Monday with scattered snow showers. Monday night lows near 20°. Tuesday through Thanksgiving Day look very nice with sunny skies and highs near freezing on Tuesday and then near 40° Wednesday and upper 40s Thursday. Overnight temps should be near 20 Tuesday night and near freezing Wednesday night. Thursday nights low may be closer to 36°. There is a 30% chance of light rain on Friday…but the weekend should be sunny with highs in the 40s and lows near 30°.


Most areas around the High Country received some snow. Boone has seen a half inch or so, Blowing Rock a dusting and other portions of the High Country simply have seen some nice flurries and snow showers but no accumulation. However, Banner Elk, Sugar, Hawksnest and Beech Mountain HAVE seen some more significant snowfall.

Beech Mountain and Sugar both picked up about 2” of natural snow while Banner Elk saw about 1”. Areas such as Wolf Laurel and Cataloochee picked up about 1” as well.

The forecast calls for maybe a bit more snow Monday afternoon although the sun is popping out across the region. Snowmaking temps are on tap for today, tonight and then the high on Tuesday should be around 40° or so. Lows Tuesday night should be near 28°. Tuesday should be partly cloudy.

Wednesday through Sunday looks variably to partly cloudy and highs from 50-55° and lows near freezing each night. Snowmaking temps will be borderline. We also have a 30% chance of some light rain ON Thanksgiving Day and again Saturday. We’ll keep you informed.

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and Since September 1996 he has posted close to 14,000 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.