Welcome Skier’s and Snowboarders! It is President’s Day Weekend

Great shot provided by Justin Harris of Canaan Valley Resort

This is the 3rd and last of the important holiday weekends for the ski resorts. There are three major holiday weekends each season; Christmas to New Year, MLK Weekend and President’s Day Weekend. These four day weekends allow travelers an extra day of travel and hence they are the three most important periods in every season to the ski resorts.

I am happy to report that all three of these, important weekends and holidays have been great in terms of traffic and skier-visits.

Today I am providing the VIDEO SNOW REPORT again this weekend. Many of you mentioned liking that new feature. If you follow us on Facebook, you are already aware that it is snowing up in Virginia and West Virginia.

For those of you visiting us here on the website, check out that video below.

You can also check the SNOW REPORT for all of the details if you don’t want to watch the video.

Now that we’ve shared all of the individual details for our member ski areas, I can simply provide you guys with some notables…

NOTABLES FOR SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2019

It is twenty degrees colder in WV than NC this morning. That allowed Canaan Valley and Snowshoe to make snow and they still are as temps allow.

If you DID watch the video, you’ll know that WINTERPLACE RESORT was seeing significant snowfall this morning. They reported 1″ already. We saw a bit of a dusting at Omni Homestead Resort in Virginia and a trace of snow at Massanutten this morning.

Click to enlarge shot from Winterplace this morning

A LOT IS HAPPENING AT YOUR FAVORITE MOUNTAIN TODAY…

Here are those that we were made aware of:

APPALACHIAN SKI MOUNTAIN
Grill on the Hill
Burgers, Dogs and more cooked & served slopeside 11am – 3pm
Special Family Skate Session – 5-6:30pm $15 package
Midnight Blast Session – ski 5pm – Midnight
Moonlight Ice Skate Session – from 9:30 – 11:30
9pm Fireworks by the Famous Zambelli

*2 for 1 ticket special, Monday February 18 only – Buy a Flex Ticket, get one in March for FREE (also works with a night ticket, ie – Buy a night ticket, get a night ticket in March)

BRYCE RESORT
President’s Day Weekend Fireworks & Live Music – Acoustic Soul
February 16 @ 9:00 pm – 11:59 pm
President’s Day Weekend Fireworks & Live Music – Acoustic Soul
9pm Live Music – Jerry Wimmer

CANAAN VALLEY RESORT
Nat Frederick will be playing in Quenchers Pub today from 2pm to 6pm . He is guaranteed to have a lively and happy crowd on hand, as the President’s Day weekend always brings out all our friends to the mountain. Be sure to stop by, have a drink, and join the fun between runs.

By the way – the photo of the day at the top of this story is from Justin Harris at Canaan Valley Resort. The pic of the day today is all about the Valentine’s weekend love.  Yes, it is President’s Day weekend, but it is also technically Valentine’s Day weekend.  This pic comes from the top of Bald Knob and is for all our couples.  (Nice job Justin!)

MASSANUTTEN RESORT
Live at the Lodge – Pink Party
Sat 16th Feb 2019 8PM – 1:30AM
Live music featuring Kayne Twitty
Party in pink for a good cause! $1 of your cover charge will be donated to the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation. In addition, Massanutten will match your $1 donation. Prizes will be awarded for best overall use of pink clothing & accessories, most creative pink outfit, and best group use of pink.

At Encounters Lounge | $7 cover charge | 21 & up only with valid ID | DJ from 8 – 9 pm

After a day on the slopes, show your slope-use ticket for free admission!

SAPPHIRE VALLEY RESORT
The Annual Outhouse Races are today at 3pm
The Great Outhouse Races
Agenda
11:00 – Danny’s BBQ
11:30 – 2:30PM Live Music – Jackson Taylor Band
1:40PM – 2:00PM Race Preview – Streaming Live on WNCLive.com
2PM – Outhouse Check In
2:30 – Static Parade
3PM – Races Start! Streaming Live on WNCLive.com
Proceeds go to ~ Boys and Girls Club of the Plateau

Here’s a clip from WCNC Newschannel 36 as they were previewing today’s Outhouse Races.

WATCH LIVE

SNOWSHOE MOUNTAIN

Saturday, February, 16, 2019
5:30PM | Musical Entertainment at the Big Top -TBA
7:30PM | Variety Show at the Big Top featuring Steve Langley. Professional juggler and Bubble Artist; who currently hold numerous Guinness World Records will be performing for all ages.


TIMBERLINE RESORT

PRESIDENTS’ DAY SPECIAL: Buy 3 multi-day tickets, get one free
WINTERGREEN RESORT
It’s going to be a great day at Wintergreen. After some morning snow the sun will shine in the afternoon, what could be better?

Today’s schedule includes:

Fun on the Blue Ridge Terrace with winter yard games
Selfie photos with Ridgely the Bear, Abe and George
Demo Days with Rossignol reps and Freestyle at Checkerberry Cabin. Get a loaded hot chocolate while you’re there.
On slope games – as if skiing and riding weren’t enough fun!
Aprés ski bonfire on the Blue Ridge Terrace
Aprés Ski Live Music at The Edge from 3-6 pm. Our local favorite, Bennie Dodd, performs
Bull Riding Championship
Silent Disco Dancing
Family Game night
SnowCat rides, we have a few spots left for tonight and Sunday night.
Every day is a FUN day at Wintergreen!
WINTERPLACE RESORT
Join Clinton Scott in the Snowdrift Lounge performing ~
When: Saturday 2/16 & Sunday 2/17
Time: 2pm – 5pm

WISP RESORT
BlackStrap Rail Jam this Saturday, February 16 in Central park at Wisp Resort. Registration begins at noon in the main lodge and the competition starts at 2pm! Special thanks to our sponsors – @BlackStrap_inc @Smithoptics @pigloogear

“Tequila Mockingbird Mexican Fiesta”- This Saturday, February 16 from 3pm-6pm bring your best Mexican poncho and sombrero– we are going all the way for this Mexican fiesta! We will have a best poncho competition, $5.99 Espolon and Casamigos drink specials, giveaways, and entertainment. This event will take place in Alpine Bar (formerly DC’s Bar).

That’s it for me right now. DO FOLLOW US on Instagram and Facebook and you’ll get all of the latest intel on what’s happening.

We’d really like to thank all of you who have followed us lately. It is a true pleasure to have you with us as regular readers/viewers.

JOIN US for the SkiSoutheast / Snowshoe Summit, March 1-3rd. We have 70+ signed up and coming so far and YOU ARE INVITED!

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiSoutheast.com, SkiNC.com and ResortCams.com. 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.