Windy, NO I MEAN WINDY Conditions for Sunday at NC Ski Resorts!

We’re doing a little TRIP PLANNING today as we had a bunch of emails asking about the weather outlook for several specific areas. As we began to answer those questions we saw how crazy AND DIFFERENT the weather forecast was for the region Sunday through the week ahead, so we decided to get VERY DETAILED today so that you guys can get all of the answers that you want…

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Here’s the NC news today… IT WILL BE WINDY!

Appalachian is at 32° this morning. They are 100% open with very nice conditions today, terrain parks and ice skating.

Weather: Sunny and a high near 43° today with winds around 40 mph and gusts to SEVENTY (70) mph! Lows Sunday night near 17° with gusts around 60 mph! Monday should be sunny with a high near 44° and 20 mph winds and a low of 26°. Tuesday will be a bit wet with highs near 46° and a low around 37°. (No snowmaking.) Wednesday looks sunny with a high near 41°. They should be able to make snow Wednesday night as temps drop to 27°. It should be sunny but highs in the 40s and lows VERY borderline for snowmaking each night. So Sunday and Monday nights may offer App their only snowmaking for this week ahead.

Cataloochee reported a low near 30° this morning and DID make snow last night and offers DAY SKIING only today with 11 trails and their snow tubing park open today.

Weather: Sunday will be sunny with a high near 45° and winds around 20 mph and gusting to 40 mph. The Sunday night low will allow for snowmaking at 20° with gusting winds around 30 mph. Monday will be sunny with a high near 45° and lows around 22°. A mix of snow to rain for Tuesday as highs reach 51° and drop to 34° Tuesday night. Variably cloudy with highs near 45° Wednesday and lows around 26°. Thursday and Friday should be near 50° with lows close to 30°.

Hawksnest Resort dropped to 28° overnight and made snow. They have 9 trails open, terrain features and the tubing hill, but they have delayed their opening on Sunday til 12:30pm due to the high winds.

<Beech is making snow at 9am, but has some thin coverage…

Ski Beech saw a low of 27° last night and made snow and offers 12 trails, terrain park and ice skating for Sunday. They are looking pretty good for Sunday, but do have some thin and bare areas showing along the sides. They are still making snow though as temps allow today and with some more snowmaking should be in good shape for the week ahead. (It’s been a fight all season long for Beech.) Also they do not have "packed powder" conditions which is what they are reporting. Packed manmade would be more accurate.

Sugar is making snow and they report that they may close the red lift due to winds periodically on Sunday. They have 19 trails open today, terrain park, tubing and ice skating. Sugar looks nothing short of amazing today.

Weather: The weather for Hawksnest, Sugar and Beech mountains are all pulled from the same source although winds atop Beech will be slightly higher than the other two. Sunday will be sunny with a high near 41° with winds around 25 mph gusting to 55 mph. Sunday night’s low will allow for snowmaking as it drops to 18° with winds gusting to 45 mph. Monday will be sunny and a high near 38° with light winds. Monday night should allow for snowmaking as it will be around 22°. Tuesday looks slightly wet with showers and a high near 47° with the low dropping to 34°. Wednesday should be decent but a shower or two is not out of the question with highs near 40° and lows around 25°. (Snowmaking ops!) Thursday looks nice with sunny skies and highs near 50° and a low near 29°. Friday and Saturday looks okay with highs in the 40s and lows in the 30s.

Wolf Ridge made snow overnight and now has 16 trails open, as well as the terrain park and tubing hill. They look pretty good right now!

Weather: Sunday will be sunny and a high near 46° with winds gusting to 40 mph. Sunday night will drop to 18° with 35 mph winds. Monday looks sunny with highs around 40° and a low near 25° (snowmaking ops!). Tuesday and Wednesday look mild and wet. Thursday stays mild but dry with highs around 56° and lows near 32°.

Enjoy your day…

Until Next time…

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