We definitely ended the week strong.
Wednesday night’s refreshing shot of cold air really set the stage for the end of the week and this weekend as conditions are looking great this morning.
Today (and every day) is a big #ThankASnowmaker day as the slopes have been refreshed quite nicely. Some resorts were able to have around-the-clock snowmaking since Wednesday night, and most will continue as long as conditions allow.
We will have eight resorts open for skiing and riding for today and the weekend as Bryce, Timberline, and Wolf Ridge is set to resume operations.
Massanutten was originally slated to reopen for the weekend as well, but the weather didn’t cooperate. The ‘Nut, however, will open as soon as possible.
For the full details, be sure to visit the Snow Reports page.
Here is a quick snapshot of where we stand entering the weekend.
App Ski Mountain – App is open until midnight today and tomorrow. They are playing on a groomed surface with a 33-68″ base, and they have eight trails with four lifts in service.
If you are headed to App this weekend, be sure to check out their site and see if you can get one of the Family Weekend tickets for $10. Advanced reservations are required.
Today’s featured image is from earlier this week at App Ski Mountain.
Beech Mountain – Beech is holding steady at 10 trails and three lifts in operation for today. They are reporting a 26-62″ base with a groomed surface.
Bryce Resort – Bryce is restarting the season today with Redeye and Bootlegger open with one lift in operation. They were putting the snow down this morning and hadn’t updated with the latest base conditions just yet.
Cataloochee – Cat is riding on 11 trails which are serviced by five lifts. With a groomed surface, they are playing on an 18-40″ base.
If you are going to be in the Maggie Valley area this weekend, be sure to check out the Cat Yard Sale at the ski area.
Snowshoe Mountain – Snowshoe is offering 60 acres of fun with 16 trails and three lifts available today. They are playing with groomed conditions and a 65″ base.
While snowmaking continues on open terrain, the ‘Shoe did tease operations have also moved to new terrain.
Sugar Mountain – Sugar is also offering night sessions, and is cruising on a 23-53″ base. They are offering eight trails and four lifts for Friday with a manmade and frozen granular surface.
Timberline Mountain – Timberline is also picking things back up today and this weekend. They are playing on a 2-15″ base with groomed conditions.
For the weekend, they are offering 11 trails with one lift spinning.
Wisp Resort – The Maryland resort is also holding steady with eight trails and four lifts. They are playing on a 24″ base with groomed and frozen granular.
Wolf Ridge – The Wolf has resumed operations after suspending things this week. They are playing on Eagle, Broadway, and the Bunny Hill today for a total of three open slopes with one lift.
They are reporting a 24-46″ base with a groomed surface.
Conditions look pretty fantastic when I did my tour this morning over on Resortcams – especially for those lucky enough to make some early runs.
The weather will cooperate for most of the day even though it will be grayish.
Some underdeveloped snow will move into the area tonight and perhaps into the morning, but the amounts are looking lighter than what we saw earlier this week.
Overall, the weekend is looking pretty nice for those looking to take advantage.
That does it for today, but until next time, #ThinkSnow!
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