Cold Air Returning To Kickoff the Week

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Here comes some cold weather.

It is a gray and somewhat gloomy morning across the region as we are seeing the last of a cold front moving through. With temperatures hovering in the 30s, it is somewhat of a quiet morning as well.

After the last of the undeveloped snow moves through this morning, temperatures are going to continue to drop throughout the day – meaning we should see snowmaking operations crank up back up for what could be a pretty lengthy snowmaking window.

I am pretty excited to see the difference tomorrow morning as we could have some pretty prime snowmaking conditions.

There are two resorts open as Cataloochee and Sugar Mountain have the chair lifts spinning today.

Cataloochee is playing on a 10-17″ base with a groomed surface. They are playing on four trails with the Easy Way and Omigosh lifts in service.

Sugar is riding on four lifts with the Summit Express lift in operation. They are reporting a 10-29″ base with a loose and frozen granular base with thin areas possible.

As of 8a, neither resort was making snow this morning, but I fully expect that to change today as soon as conditions allow.

It is going to be a busy week as we fully expect to add a couple of resorts to the mix – Snowshoe is set to open to the public on Thanksgiving with Beech Mountain expecting to open on Friday.

Could there be more? I expect a few more opening day announcements in the coming days and we will share those as soon as we get them.

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


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