Good Crowds and Great Conditions for MLK Monday across the Southeast

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“Good to Great Conditions” will be the norm across the region.  The MLK Weekend is still underway with today being the last day of the long, weekend Holiday.  Friday was a little “iffy” weather-wise, Saturday provided cold and windy conditions…but not nearly as bad as many forecasters were predicting.  While it was a windy day, it wasn’t horrible.  Record crowds at all of the ski areas could attest to that!

Sunday was great on so many levels.  After 2-9”of snow across the region – Some North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia resorts only received a dusting to 2” of snow, others in North Carolina, West Virginia and Maryland received 4” to 9” of snow, with Snowshoe topping the list – skiers were greeted with near pristine conditions across the Southeast.

The skies were blue, winds all but gone and temperatures were in the 30s and 40s across the multiple state area.  Conditions couldn’t have been much better and the crowds came in record numbers – again.

Today will be more of the same.  Milder temps will prevail and skier should enjoy a fabulous day on the slopes.

Resorts Reading Our Report Card?

Call it coincidence…call it the power of the pen (keyboard in this case)…but there were numerous changes in base depth since our report yesterday!

Bryce Resort added 4” of base with good snowmaking over the weekend.

Massanutten, which had not changed its base all year (16 days) DID this morning.  They increased it by 4” with good snowmaking all weekend.

Wintergreen Resort, which has been doing a good job of updating all season, upped their base by a whopping 8” over the weekend.

Timberline Resort is West Virginia was the only WV resort to report a drop in base.  They had not been doing much in the way of adjusting base depths…but they did in the last 24 hours!  They reported a drop of 4” to 6” in base…to 18-50” base and 28 trails looking very good by the way!

Wisp Resort grew their base by 5” since yesterday.  Not sure about that one since they had not done much in the way of dropping their base at all during the previous two weeks of mild temps. We’ll be up there this weekend doing some skiing and I’m sure they will do their best to prove that their reporting is correct. We’ll see!

Even Cloudmont in Alabama, who is open with one trail, dropped their base 6”…showing 6-24”.

Conditions and crowds will be good today so quit reading this update and get out on the slopes!

Until Next Time!

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