A cold start for this final day of Winter

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Well, technically spring doesn’t start until 5:58pm tomorrow. But today is the last FULL day of winter and what a cold start it is. Everyone was in the teens or 20’s this morning with one resort making snow last night . . . Appalachian Ski Mountain.

App turns on the guns into this morning for a little bit of winter re-fresh

You may even see some natural flakes flying at App (among others) this upcoming Thursday night into Friday as “A slight chance of snow showers before 7am” is predicted on High Country Weather.

Again, expect the grooming to be superb today with these cold overnight temps. Today’s highs will be a touch warmer than yesterday, and not quite as breezy across the region.

The trend will continue to warm a bit until later this week, where the mountains of NC, WV, and MD will see a dusting and even an inch or two in some places. What a good way to reign in spring!

WV is enjoying some late season goodness

  • Snowshoe Mountain: It’s looking like a beautiful day is in store for us here on the mountain. Clear skies and pleasant temperatures should make for a really fun day to be out skiing and riding.
    • Grooming on 38 runs . . . “Overnight temperatures have been dipping low enough for our groomers to get things back in pristine condition after every session.”
    • Ungroomed on 4 runs . . . “If you’re a big fan of skiing bumps, AKA moguls, we’ve got quite a selection at the moment. Knotbumper, Camp 99, Lower Ballhooter and Lower Shay’s.”
    • Snow in the forecast . . . Wednesday Night through Friday, some accumulation is expected.
  • Winterplace: 7am temp: 19F
    • 23 runs and 3 lifts on a 24-44″ groomed, granular, and variable base.
  • Winterplace: May even add bonus days!


    A little man-made and/or natural snow this week for NC!

  • Appalachian Ski Mountain: 100% open with a growing base!
  • App was making snow this morning!


  • Beech Mountain: 7am temp: 19F
      • “Snowmaking has concluded for the season.” . . . But, a CHANCE of snow on Wednesday Night, Thursday, and Thursday night.
      • Please, just one more day . . .

  • Cataloochee: Base depth is holding nicely . . . “Today we will be skiing and riding on a base of 30-70″ on 13 slopes and offer one session:  day skiing from 9am-4:30pm with a morning or afternoon half day rate available.”
    • 9 sweet features . . . “The CCTP Crew remain hard at work each day, and have 9 features in our terrain parks located on Upper Turkey Trot, Richards Run, and Short n Sweet.”
    • MIGHT see some snow on Thursday night . . . “a slight chance of rain and snow showers between 10pm and 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 30%.”
Cat: View from the Top

Wisp saw 2″ in 48hrs! . . . more in the forecast this week. 

  • Wisp: from yesterday . . . “Blue skies and a glistening landscape this morning in Deep Creek Lake!  With about 2 inches of natural snow accumulation early this morning, Mother Nature isn’t giving up on winter.  Come join us at Wisp Resort today and everyday this week from 9am-5pm for Spring skiing with low crowds and sunny skies.”
    • Snow in the forecast for this weekend . . .
      • Friday: A chance of snow
      • Friday Night: A slight chance of snow before 8pm, then isolated snow showers between 8pm and 10pm.

Some of VA is in a ‘holding pattern’ this week . . . Massanutten re-opens Friday, Wintergreen re-opens Saturday

  • Bryce: 7am temp: 22F
      • Snow in the forecast this week . . . Friday: A slight chance of rain and snow showers after 8am.
      • Cool shot of Bryce from the sky . . .

That’s all for today.

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