What the HECK are you doing reading this morning’s post?!? Go Ride these Awesome Conditions!

The North Carolina ski areas picked up another bit of snow and with the sun shining today, it will be an awesome Kodak moment kind of day on the slopes!

I’m at it a little late on this gorgeous Sunday morning. Now that I’m at my trusty SkiSoutheast.com laptop, the first thing that I did was logon to the CocoRaHS state view and first searched North Carolina communities and found that areas over in the Piedmont picked up another 1-3" of snow on Saturday. The most I could find at the ski areas was Beech Mountain with .8" (8/10ths of an inch) of new snow on Saturday. Blowing Rock reported another one-half inch, and Cataloochee and Wolf were right there as well.

Of course that is after 8" of snow fell at Appalachian, Cataloochee – and 7" at Sugar and Beech from Friday through Saturday morning.

Since we’re "logging snow" I might as well report that it has been extraordinarily snowy in the North Carolina mountains this month. Blowing Rock, home to Appalachian Ski Mountain has seen 19" of snow in January and that is after the huge snows that dumped back in mid December. Beech Mountain has picked up 28" of snow in January alone and is now at 60" on the season.

Sunday looks to be an awesome day with sunny skies and temps in the 20s. Most of the resorts look like they will have the snowguns turned off for guest enjoyment. Conditions could not be better for today so get off this computer and go ride!

Here’s some summary notes:

Appalachian – 100% open – 8.5" of snow in last two days

Beech – 100% open – 7.8" of snow although they still are showing no snow on their website report. They’re probably have technical difficulties as well. They’re having a sloepstyle boardercross today and if you get a chance go watch as Lisa Herring (one of our staffers) is supposedly going to compete (her first ever). That should be cool to see and she can motor on a snowboard.

Cataloochee – 100% open for day sessions only on Sunday – 8.5" of snow

Wolf Ridge – 17 of 20 trails will be open – 6" of snow

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES FIXED! (We hope so!)

Saturday was a tough day for us as we began experiencing issues handling all of the traffic from the ski sites and the webcams pages (especially since we featured the Polar Plunge live cam). We knew we had plenty of server resources with the implementation of a brand new, Wizard of Oz powerful system.  However, the man behind the curtain didn’t have all of the knobs turned quite right and unfortunately not all of our visitors got to see what we intended for them to see – our websites!

Anyway, it LOOKS like traffic is bombing us this morning with the sun shining and you guys wanting to see all the snow with the blue skies, and we’re handling the load well. So I’ll take a deep bit of air in my lungs and relax for today.

Some wrap around snows fell further north and we invite you to visit www.SkiSoutheast.com for the complete report. 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]  

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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.