Friday Looks Like a Great Day to Be on the Snow!

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If you guys have the opportunity to play hooky from work you should do it today, Friday as the temps will range from the mid 30s for a high temp around the quadfecta ski areas of Snowshoe, Timberline, Canaan and Wisp Resorts. The highs should make it to the mid 40s in the North Carolina higher elevation ski areas of Beech, Sugar and Appalachian Ski Mountains.

Look for slightly higher temps at Cataloochee and the Virginia ski areas and milder still at Ober Gatlinburg in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The entire region will bask in brilliant sunshine for most of the day with some clouds rolling in as the day passes. There IS a chance that more clouds could make it into some areas and make for a cloudy/chilly kind of day. Regardless, Friday should be a "get out on the slopes day", particularly if you have not done so this season.

Some ski areas will be closing up this weekend for the season…and there’s some rain moving in so Friday should be a get it while the gettin’ is good kind of day.

I’ve allowed my staff to play hooky for the day. Only a few are making the trek to Snowshoe with me. Some are headed in different directions, but it’s a play day for our AppNet and crew. You’ll notice that we updated the snow report page late, late night last night and basically just pulled the temperature reading from the report. Slope and trails available should be a carbon copy of Thursday’s offerings. For the latest weather content AND the live temps please check out .

If you are one of the 156+ people that are heading to Snowshoe to hang with us for three days and a couple of nights of rowdy fun with and Snowshoe’s crew – welcome. Some of our people are already at Snowshoe; some are in Marlinton hanging out for the night before riding in early Friday AM. We’ll be getting to The Shoe around lunchtime and we should be on the slopes sometime prior to 2pm…maybe sooner. Looks like the weather could go either way for us up that way on Saturday. The highs are hovering right at that point that things could go crazy and be snow. Sunday’s forecast for Snowshoe is 80% chance of snow, This could be a wild and woolly weekend in more than one way!

Regardless, look for some updates from all of us via here and the messageboard.

If you can make it at the last minute come on – the more the merrier. Look us up at the top of Ball Hooter on Saturday morning prior to the rope drop and Saturday night at Hoots for some Apres Ski fun.

If you’re headed to another of the great ski resorts of the Southeast and Mid Atlantic – good for you. We hope it turns out dry and fun for you. Regardless, rain or shine…hit the slopes. A wet day on the slopes is better than a dry day sitting around on the couch. If you don’t use it, you’re gonna lose it, people!

Until later on Friday…See you on the slopes.

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This shot looking down to the lake at the bottom of Snowshoe’s Ballhooter shows great coverage AND a frozen lake after all these mild temps!
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