Back To Winter We Go

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Today’s featured image is from Bryce Resort. 

We are back to winter this morning.

After the heavy (and I mean heavy in some places) rain of yesterday, light snow is falling across in part of the region and the snowmaking operations have cranked back up after temperatures have bottomed out from yesterday – in most cases a 20+ degree drop and falling still this morning.

It has been quite the roller coaster ride the past 24 hours.

Thursday brought a lot of rain to the area forcing several resorts to alter operations because it was raining so hard (not to mention lightning in some cases). The North Carolina High Country had nearly four inches of rain from Tuesday through yesterday, while Ober Gatlinburg saw 3.40 inches of rain yesterday alone. Snowshoe and the other West Virginia resorts saw between 1-2 inches of rain.


Fortunately, Ma Nature decided to let old man winter back for the weekend after a week of spring-like conditions. Snow is in the forecast for today and tomorrow with totals ranging for 2-4” for most of the area and 3-5” around Wisp by the time things finish up on Saturday night.

The resorts will also have a really good snowmaking window on through the weekend as they refresh the slopes. We’ve seen what the mountain ops can do in a short period of time, and it looks like the weekend will have stellar slope conditions.

For the full snow report, be sure to hop over to the Snow Reports page. A couple of notables from around the region this morning.

  • Wolf Ridge is hosting their third annual Hooky Day today – talk about perfectly timed. They are offering $15 day session lift tickets and discounted rentals. The offer is good for adults only.
  • All eight resorts that saw operations suspended at some point yesterday have resumed normal operations.
  • Snowshoe is partnering up with NSAA and National Ski Patrol System to promote mountain safety at this weekend’s Winterfest.
  • Massanutten is hosting Operation Freedom Outdoors this weekend. The event is an adaptive snow sports weekend that is serving our military heroes with disabilities.

That wraps it up for today. It is going to be a great day and great weekend and hopefully, you can get out to take advantage of the stellar conditions heading our way.

Until next time, #ThinkSnow.

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