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Appalachian Ski Mountain is reporting 19° at 8am and they have added Upper Big Appal to the open trails – giving them three now. App is reporting a base of 10-18" and groomed conditions.

Cataloochee Ski Area is reporting 18° and they are skiing on three trails as well on a base of 16-22" and groomed conditions. They will operate on Saturday from 8:30am until 10pm. A lot of people have been asking us about their popular tubing hill and Cat wants you guys to know, "Tube World, Cataloochee’s snow tubing park, located in Maggie Valley, across from Ghost Town, four miles from the ski area will not open until December 15, weather permitting."

Hawksnest began making snow on Friday morning and Justin Grimes told us that they were making good progress on opening the tubing hill. They are now looking at (Weather permitting) opening the snow tubing on Saturday, November 24th at 9am. The slopes will be open the following weekend, December 1st, weather permitting.

Ski Beech – Man we were surfing around trying to pick up on a camera up there and ALL of the cams are dead in the water this morning (we have three up there). We also noticed that the weather station that we have (and Ray’s up on Beech) are also dead this morning so all we can figure is that Skyline Telephone’s DSL must be out up there. No word on if Beech is making snow. Word is that Ski Beech is looking to open December 1st or so.

Sugar Mountain – It is showing 15° at the summit of their mountain and 22° at the bottom. Sugar has opened another trail (makes five open now) and they are riding for both day and night skiing on Saturday.

There’s no word yet from Wolf Ridge Ski Area. They have not yet made snow, so they may be waiting through this next mild period this week and then look to open early December.


We’ve setup a new page to store and display the great videos that are sent in to us. All season long we will be sharing those with you, so check that page often. You can see the latest posted – INCLUDING BRAD PANOVICH’S 2007-2008 WINTER FORECAST – by clicking here >> SKI VIDEOS FOR ALL SOUTHEAST SKI AREAS! (We will posting more over the weekend!

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