It’s “Almost Heaven” throughout the region

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I am beginning to sound like a broken record in regards to how good the conditions are. But let’s look at the facts, by Friday night, parts of West Virginia could see a WEEK STRAIGHT of significant snow accumulation. Canaan bridged the gap in the past 24 hours and received .9″. In addition, it IS snowing at Wisp this morning.

The rest of the region is looking pretty healthy as well. By my count, 9 resorts made snow in the past 24 hours, and for most of these resorts the (snow making) window stays open tonight, as well.

Speaking of tonight, WV, VA, MD, and Beech could see some snow this evening. But the heavier stuff comes in tomorrow, with these same locales seeing some significant accumulation.

If you get a chance, start your weekend early, and grab a powder day tomorrow. Heck, drop everything and get up there today . . . you won’t regret it!

By Friday night, WV could see a WEEK STRAIGHT of snow accumulation!

  • Canaan: .9″ in 24hrs (10.6″ this week)
    • “Powder stashes to be found everywhere” . . . Natural Snow on Snowfields, Meadows 2, Timber Spur, and Shaft.
    • XC Skiing open on 30km of trails and the golf course
    • 2-3″ Forecasted for Friday . . . “It look like we will be pushing a foot of snow . . . conditions on Saturday should be some of the best of the season.”
  • An Iconic Nordic shot at Canaan. Courtesy: Justin Harris

  • Snowshoe: 
    • “The corduroy at rope drop this morning is going to be glorious” . . . Groomed on 59/60 runs today.
    • Snow making on 8 runs (mostly Western Territory) . . . “Hats off to our team of groomers and snowmakers for working their magic and getting the mountain in fantastic shape for us today.”
    • Tonight: New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible. Tomorrow: New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.
  • Snowshoe: The Basin is looking pretty spectacular this morning

  • Winterplace: 
    • Re-opened Panorama and Glades today . . . “Over Easy will be closed for grooming and reopen tomorrow.”
    • Forecast: Morning sun followed by increasing clouds. Snow in the forecast for tonight and tomorrow.
    • Value Season rates (for everyone) . . . last Collegiate Thursday of the season.

It is snowing at Wisp this morning, with more on the way in the next 48 hours

  • Wisp: 
    • Open on 31 runs (w/ Thin coverage on Devils Drop and Bobcat Bowl)
    • Tonight: New snow accumulation of less than half an inch
    • Tomorrow: New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
    • Friday Night: New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible

Deep Creek is getting some DEEP snow at this time of year. This morning it was flurries on the Resort Cam

Ober announces their extended season

Ober: “END OF SEASON UPDATE:  We will continue to operate our ski/snowboard slopes after Sunday, March 10.  We will operate daily as long as we can, potentially through March 17th.  After Sunday March 10th, we will operate Mon-Friday, Noon-10pm, Saturday 9am-10pm, Sunday 9am-7pm.  If we make it to March 17, we will have the slopes open for 96 days!”

As for today . .  “Good Morning!!  It’s cold morning on the mountain and we are very excited to have made snow for another night!  Today we are open from Noon-10pm and will have 5 runs open:  Mogul Ridge, Upper Bear Run, Cub Way, Ski School and Castle!  The base is 15-35″ on our main slopes and the terrain park is located on the Skiers Right of Castle Run. Snow conditions are Machine Groomed.  We are currently making snow and will continue as temperatures allow.”

VA will see a dusting tonight . . . much more tomorrow!

  • Wintergreen: “Another sun shiny day”
    • 100% open, and they have been, “round the clock snowmaking this week”.
    • Tonight: A chance of snow after 1am
    • Tomorrow: New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
    • Friday Night: New snow accumulation of around one inch possible.
  • Massanutten: “Another absolutely phenomenal day in store out there today with sunshine and temps in the mid 30s. It’s hard to imagine much better conditions but, tomorrow’s forecast for some light snow will re-fresh an already fresh surface. College Days Special Monday – Friday for the remainder of the season.”
    • Tonight: A chance of snow after 1am
    • Tomorrow: New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.
    • Friday Night: New snow accumulation of around one inch possible.
  • Bryce: The conditions for Winterfest are lining-up to be ideal this weekend:
    • Tonight: Dusting
    • Tomorrow: New snow accumulation of around one inch possible.
    • Friday Night: New snow accumulation of less than half an inch possible.

NC resorts have been making snow like crazy  . . . 12″ more at Cat, 10″ more at App, 4″ more at Beech!

  • Cataloochee: “It’s a beautiful day here and today we will be skiing and riding on a base of 43-78″ on 15 slopes and offer three sessions.”
    • “We will not be making snow on main slopes during skiing hours.”
    • Snowmaking window continues tonight with a low AROUND 30F
  • Appalachian Ski Mountain: Base depth of 66-122″. Snow making resumes tonight

  • Beech: Packed Powder / Groomed Conditions with a 36-72″ base
  • Beech is likely to see SOME snow in the next 36 hours at the high elevation of 5506′. Here is what it looks like:
    • Tonight: A slight chance of snow after 4am.
    • Tomorrow: New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible.

That’s all for today.

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