Thursday is Looking Great!

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Another glorious day is on tap for Thursday.

Today is going to be almost identical as yesterday (with maybe some more clouds) which is great because yesterday was an absolutely beautiful day on the slopes.

Jim Fulciniti of Mountain Lodge at Snowshoe shared this awesome timelapse of yesterday with us.

Snowmaking continued overnight at nearly every resort as long as conditions allowed. With a bit of temperature inversion going on, the snowguns are starting to turn off at some of the resorts this morning – capping off four days of around the clock snowmaking.

The results are definitely visible and felt on the slopes.

For the full details on conditions, be sure to hop over to the Snow Reports page.

As a cliff notes version, things were nearly status quo from yesterday with the exception of adding a couple of inches to most bases.

Of note, The Omni Homestead has resumed operations on their Thursday-Sunday schedule. They are skiing to mid-station on a 24-38” base with a groomed surface.

Also, Sugar Mountain is on a delayed opening due to a power outage in the Avery County/Banner Elk area. The plan is for them to reopen as soon as the power is restored.

Beech Mountain is currently unaffected by the outage.

Bryce Resort was excited to announce they were opening at 100% on Thursday morning as they added Hangover. Over on Facebook, they took a quick ride in the groomer to preview the upcoming weekend.

After today, all eyes will turn to the next weather system that will be moving through the coverage area on Friday. If you missed it, Brad posted a great look at the forecast yesterday and you can view it here.

Rain moves in for most of the region on early Friday and then transitions to some Northwest Flow snow Friday night and into the weekend.

The Northern part of the coverage area may be the big winner with natural snow on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but the southern resorts should get in on the fun as well.

There is still some uncertainty to the system, so be sure to stay tuned for the latest updates.

A quick update on the Ski Southeast Summit – look for the details later today including the special room offers. Those dates are Feb. 28, Feb. 29 and March 1.

It is going to be a great time at 4848’.

That will do it for today but until next time #ThinkSnow!

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