Meltdown Games Continue At App Ski; Closing Day For Beech And Bryce

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day. In the spirit of the Irish holiday, spend your morning watching this Teton Gravity Research video featuring music from The Dropkick Murphys.

And wake up, SkiSoutheasters. For the first time since 1987, the North Carolina State Wolfpack men’s basketball team have won the ACC tournament.

That has absolutely nothing to do with skiing or snowboarding, but the team upset the University of North Carolina last night, and all of Raleigh – where I live – went crazy in celebration, so it felt worthy of a mention.

While we’re talking about things that don’t include snow, a huge shoutout to SkiSoutheast’s own Kenny Griffin: he sank his first ace in disk golf yesterday. His son was there to watch it all go down.

SkiSoutheast’s Kenny Griffin

As far as snow is concerned, this is the last day of the season for Appalachian Ski Mountain, Bryce Mountain, and Beech Mountain Resort. Here’s what you need to know to ski and ride in the southeast today:

Appalachian Ski Mountain

Meltdown Games continue today!

Start things off with the high ollie contest at 11 a.m.

After that, there will be a pond skim at 1 p.m. and a Chinese downhill race at 4 p.m.

Check out some highlights from yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day Rail Jam.


The annual season pass holder’s celebration is going down today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. There will be complimentary food and beer from Beech Mountain Brewing Co., and Asheville’s DJ Mr. Soul Motion will be there.


Just a reminder that spring skiing and riding means that Silver Creek is closed for the season. There are 30 trails open today. Here’s the what it said in the snow report:

Spring skiing – it ain’t always pretty, but it sure is a lot of fun! Expect variable conditions around the mountain for your St. Patty’s Day shenanigans, with some thin areas and bare patches here and there. Please note that several trails have been left ungroomed in order to help preserve snow. Fortunately, temperatures are expected to drop tonight and our snowmakers are ready and waiting to fire back up and give things a refresh! Today is WV Ski FREE Day! Stop by the Depot with proof of WV residency for a free lift ticket for the day!”

You can check out this link for the photos from the pond skim that went down yesterday.

We’re all trying to find the guy who did this!

Timberline is hurting a bit after some rain and warm temperatures on Friday. White Lightning, Whiteout, Easy Does It, Lower Thunderstruck, Lower Dew Drop, Mid-Mountain Crossroad, and First Flurries are all open today. The open terrain has all been machine groomed, and conditions will start soft and end softer as the day goes on. There are seven open trails and all four lifts spinning.


The ‘Nutt is now closed for the season. Take a run with the longtime director of sports and risk management Kenny Hess


As reported by ABC12 News, Cataloochee will wind down its season on March 24.

“We do the best we can every year. We’ve skied non-stop from our opening date on Nov. 28,” general manager Chris Bates said to the station. “So, I’m really happy with where we are, and you always wish for more snow, colder weather. But at the end of the day, it all worked out.”


This will be Bryce’s final weekend of the season. From ski patroller Bill Nabers:

Photo courtesy of Bill Nabers.

Bryce is down to three: Bootlegger from the top and the two teaching areas off the carpet lifts…Snow and the season are going fast. Get out and enjoy the snow while you can.”

Indy Pass

If you’re looking to grab an Indy Pass for the 2024-2025 season but haven’t yet pulled the trigger, it’s now or never. Sales will end at midnight on March 18, just 10 days after it went on sale to the general public.

“Whether you are ditching your mega pass, or adding Indy on top of another pass to diversify your season next year, the last day to purchase the most sought-after pass in skiing is Monday.” founder, Doug Fish said in a press release.

The pass includes two days at each member resort, including Ober Mountain, Cataloochee, Winterplace, Wintergreen, Massanutten, Bryce Resort, Canaan Valley, White Grass, and Wisp.

Video Of The Day

It’s St. Paddy’s Day! Everybody’s Irish today!

I’ve got more Dropkick Murphys for you. Technical Difficulties by MackDawg Productions featured a mandatory bloopers section set to Amazing Grace. Go enjoy a Guinness.

The Rest

Thanks to everyone that has already joined us on Discord.

Think snow!

Think cold!

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And as always, email me at [email protected] with your thoughts and photos.

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