December Brings Snow and Snowmaking With It

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Today’s featured image is from App Ski Mountain overnight as snowmaking begin with fresh natural snow falling.

Hello December – it is great to see you.

Snow and snowmaking have made for a great start to December.

Several locations saw snowfall overnight with up to three inches falling at the resorts. I saw a report of 6″ early this morning atop Roan Mountain, and Hacker Valley in West Virginia is reporting just over five inches.

Snowshoe, Beech Mountain, Cataloochee, and Sugar Mountain were the big winners as far as resort locations go with three inches of fresh natural powder.

Snowshoe looks like a blizzard with the snowmaking going at full capacity and some natural snow mixing in.

Canaan Valley and Timberline received two inches of snow, while Ober Gatlinburg received an inch. Several other locations received a heavy dusting.

It is still snowing at a few locations as well to help keep the snow mood going.

As a cherry on top of the natural snow, the mountains are alive with a roar this morning as snowmaking is ongoing at most resorts.

Mike did a video report around 6:30 last night, and it was great to see such a winter scene after such a blah stretch.

You can check that video out by clicking here and be on the lookout for another video report later today over on Facebook.

As a result of the snow and snowmaking, Sugar Mountain has resumed ski and snowboarding operations today. They are reporting a 5-20″ base with five trails and two lifts open for play. They are reporting a powder surface.

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It is amazing the difference 24 hours can make.

Cataloochee hasn’t announced a reopening date as of this morning, but we expect them to reopen at some point this week – may be as soon as tomorrow.

Eyes are also on a couple of resorts for opening day announcements, and we will be sure to pass those along as soon as we get them.

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

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