We’ll Be Make Some Turns at Hawksnest This Afternoon, Come Join Us if you can!

This morning was a bit on the slick side as some light mist fell overnight. Combine that with the 24-30° temps and it becomes apparent why the Watauga County Schools called for a 2 hour delay for school today.

This bit of cold temps is the harbinger of another Arctic attack that is coming. The highs today should be around 38-40° and the low tonight will drop into the mid 20s which will crank the snowguns back up.

Thursday will be cold and we may even see 1-2" of snow in the afternoon and evening hours. Even colder temps will invade the High Country as the mercury drops into the single digits again Thursday tonight and that will create some freshies (a mix of light snow and machine made, powdery snow) for those planning a ski trip for this weekend.

The weather looks GREAT for Friday, Saturday and Sunday with highs in the 30s and lows in the teens and mid 20s…with SUNNY skies.

So let’s summarize:

A little light snow, great snowmaking temps, then LOTS of sunshine and phenomenal weather for the weekend. That SPELLS – s-k-i g-e-t-a-w-a-y to me. Make your plans and do this trip! You’ll thank me later.

CHECK THE SLOPE CONDITIONS PAGE FOR THE DETAILS TODAY…

Know that conditions are going to very nice no matter where you go today. Several of our office staff are planning on skiing up at Hawksnest this afternoon and evening. If you get a chance come make a few turns with our crew!

We’ll take a bunch of photos and video and share that with you guys on Thursday.

The only real news that we need to share with you today is that Sapphire Valley is CLOSED on Wednesdays and Thursday and will reopen Friday.

…AND WOLF RIDGE IS OPEN TO THE TOP!

Justin Blythe shared this information with us about this weekend’s Slopestyle comp:

"This Saturday 01-26-08, Wolf Ridge Resort will be hosting our first park competition of the season. The Comp will feature both ski and snowboard classes. Riders will register as advanced, intermediate, and Women’s within their class. Registration will be from 9am to 11am inside the Upper Lodge. Practice from 9am-12noon in the park. Competition is set to start at 12:30. The format will be Slopestyle with riders scored best two of three runs. Entry fee for the comp is $15.00 with special discount $20.00 lift tickets. The special ticket price will be for competitors only as an extended day ticket. We will continue to be the only WNC Mountain to present cash prizes. We are also featuring a Wolf Ridge Rider Points series accumulating over all planned competitions. For the upcoming event prizes as follows- 1st-$250=10pts, 2nd-150=8pts, 3rd-75=6pts, 4th-shwag from sponsors=4pts, 5th-shwag from sponsors=2pts. The rider with the most overall points, after our Feb. 9th event, will win prizes and bragging rights for the year! Helmets are mandatory, rentals available. Under 18 need parents signature on release form. The form will be available for download on the Park Place web page. http://www.skiwolfridgenc.com/parkplace.htm. Any questions can be emailed to [email protected] Get out and enjoy the fun! Spectators welcome!"

Other than that – check the details on the SLOPE CONDITIONS PAGE.

Again…if you have a chance, come make a few turns with us at Hawksnest today.

Go enjoy the day and…THINK COLD AND SNOW!!!

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See You On The Slopes!