We’ve Got Snow!

I can tell it’s snow season without even looking outside! All I need to do is look at our traffic on resortcams.com – before the first flurry even touches the ground, the number of visitors sky rocket. Yesterday alone there were 34,937 people watching.

Frankenstorm is surely the prime focus. Who wouldn’t want to catch a glimpse of the "storm of the century," from a distance that is (in the comfort of your own home where you’re safe and sound)? It’s unfortunate that our first snowfall of the year, something we’ve all been looking forward to, has come from such a monster.

At any rate, Sandy has given a boost to the area ski resorts, a couple of which will be opening this week! More on that in a minute, bear with me… Thanks to a handful of reliable sources, we’ve heard that as of early this morning, Beech had two inches of snow, Sugar had one and a half, Cataloochee and Wolf both had half an inch, and Snowshoe with just enough to cover the ground. Mind you, all of that can change in a matter of time, and I’m sure it will over the next few days.

Now back to the openings! Sugar and Cataloochee are both set to open Wednesday morning! Before you layer up and grab your skis or board, be sure to check the conditions frequently. While the slopes are just the place you want to be when the ground is white, a mountain with an elevation of over 5,000 feet is NOT the place you want to be when wind gusts are around 80 mph. Bottom line, be smart.

On a positive note, it’s ski season, guys! May your first run be well worth the wait!

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Snowshoe Resort is Hosting Our SkiSoutheast.com Summit March 3,4,5th and YOU are Invited!

We think we have put together what should be the best deal we’ve ever had for this event and we want you to come and join the fun. It’s always great to play at Snowshoe and to do so with 20% OFF Lodging, and a Free Sunday Lift Pass is a great deal. We are ALSO giving away TWO Free Snowshoe Season Passes, Free TShirts, boggans, stickers, hats and more. Click HERE or on the Graphic below to see more information, book and JOIN US.

If you like skiing or snowboarding and you want to meet some new friends and get 20% OFF LODGING, a Free Sunday Lift Ticket AND be able to ski the slopes before ANYONE ELSE on the mountain…join us March, 3rd, 4th and 5th.

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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 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.