– Story by Will Mauney
Well folks, I hope there are bags being packed and skis and snowboards being loaded onto the roof racks for what should be an amazing weekend at every resort here in the Southeast and Mid Atlantic. This may be the first weekend in quite a while that it will not be snowing at most resorts. It seems odd to encourage people to come up when it’s not snowing, but those sunny and even partly sunny days have been few and far between and that’s what a lot of folks want. Eight of the last ten weekends have brought measurable snowfall and frigid temps. Finally some milder temperatures have set in. We’re back in the double digits again and the wind has settled down.
This past week has been crazy and has felt like some of my better trips out west, but without the plane ride. Businesses all across our region are depending on you guys being able to get up here to stay and play and there’s no better time than now. There are lots of things going on at resorts across the Southeast. I mentioned a few in yesterday’s article and a few I did not. So here they are.
Wisp Resort’s Casino Night is a fundraiser hosted by the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club where proceeds go to a Blind Skier and Camper Program and is held tonight at Wisp. “Contact Lion Jerry McGinnis at 301-616-8585 to pre-register."
The Western Heritage Club and Timberline present the Saddle Tramps at Timbers Pub February 19th and 20th from 4pm to 8pm. There’s no admission fee and square dance instruction for all interested.
Beech Mountain and Lees McRae College will show Warren Miller’s “Dynasty” tonight at 7pm. All proceeds go to Beech Mountain Adaptive Snowsports Center and Educational Fund. And don’t forget about the SkiNC Summit at Beech this weekend now with over 200 confirmed guests!
Wintergreen Resort’s Grand Finale Weekend Women’s Seminar is scheduled for Friday, February 19 through Sunday, February 21. The weekend long workshop offers high quality skiing and riding clinics, workshops, dining and social networking for women of all ages. All clinics and instruction are taught by PSIA Certified women instructors as well as HEAD professional skier and world champion Extreme Skier Alison Gannett.
If you were lucky enough to be at a resort this week you no doubt were able to make some first tracks in some of the lightest and deepest snow the Southeast and Mid Atlantic has ever seen. We’ve got six more weeks to go and I can’t wait to see what March will bring.
We’re on day 81 and there are 56 more days of opportunities to enjoy the snow for the 2009-2010 ski and snowboarding season!
That’s it for today. Go enjoy the snow! Check out the Snow Report at http://www.skisoutheast.com/skireports.php and please send us your favorite ski photos, ski videos, trip reports and comments to [email protected]