Calm Before the Storm, Part 2

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Today’s featured image is from Canaan Valley Resort. The Davis, WV resort looked like a winter wonderland on Monday with more snow to come on Wednesday!

It is going to be a lull in the storm today.

After a few locations saw nine inches of fresh natural snow yesterday, the northern resorts are firmly in the bullseye again tomorrow.

I really liked how Snowshoe Resort described today in their snow report “Bluebird day between snowstorms? Yes Please!”

West Virginia was the big winner on Monday.

Snowshoe saw the Cheat Mountain magic in full effect as the resort received nine inches total – nearly six of which came after rope drop.

Check out this video that the Snowshoe social media team posted during yesterday’s day snow.

Canaan Valley and Timberline received a storm total of seven inches of snow, while Winterplace added three inches to their total.

Wisp Resort in Maryland also received a couple of inches.

The southern resorts saw a bleh Monday with some underdeveloped snow with a few flakes flying in the evening hours.

We did snowmaking crank up at nearly every overnight as the mountain operation crews work their magic and conditions will be pretty fantastic this morning.

You can check out the latest conditions over on the Snow Reports page. A couple of notables include:

  • Wintergreen has kicked off the season after Monday’s public opening day was postponed due to weather. They are playing on Upper Dobie and Lower Diamond Hill with the Blue Ridge Express lift in service.
  • Cataloochee has amended their closing time just a bit as they will now close at 9:45 to comply with the latest North Carolina mandate.
  • Snowshoe has begun snowmaking on the Western Territory this week. The crew at 4848′ also posted that they have hit max skier capacity on Dec. 19, 20, 21, and 29. A few Silver Creek only tickers are still available for those days.
  • Ski Sapphire has resumed operations today as well. They are opening for skiing and tubing.

It is hard to believe that Monday was a preview event.

The West Virginia and Virginia resorts along with Wisp could see double-digit totals by the time the snow comes to an end on Wednesday night.

Talk about sweet conditions coming up.

The North Carolina resorts and Ober Gatlinburg will see the undeveloped snow part of the system, but may still see a little snow tomorrow night and Thursday.

It is going to be exciting to watch it all play out and root for the snow to creep down a bit to cover all the region.

That does it for today, but until next time, #ThinkSnow!


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