Grayish Monday To Kick Off The Home Stretch Of The Season

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The final weeks of the season are upon us.

It is always a sad time when the resorts go into hibernation for the ski season, but next season will be here before you know it.

There is still time left to get some last-minute turns in before the season comes to a close as some resorts will look to stay open another two weeks.

Monday is going to be a gray day across the region but should be mostly dry until the evening hours. We could potentially see a wintry mix at Snowshoe and the other northern resorts, but the southern resorts will see underdeveloped snow.

Today sets the tone for the week as it will be mostly overcast with rain at various points throughout the week. However, it will not be a complete washout in the slightest.

There is still a lot of fun to be had on the slopes over the next couple of weeks.

On Sunday, I was reminded that it had been one year since our season came to an abrupt halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Snowshoe shared a letter on Facebook from President and COO Patti Duncan that I thought was a great read.

It is hard to believe that was just a year ago – it seems like yesterday and five years ago all at the same time.

Fortunately, it looks like we are going to reach the finish line of the season with the closing decision being driven by a lack of skier visits and conditions over the next couple of weeks.

Conditions continue to look great – Snowshoe even made snow overnight. For the complete details, be sure to hop over to the Snow Reports page.

Here is a quick look at the open resorts:

North Carolina
App Ski Mountain – App is playing on 12 slopes serviced by four lifts today. They are reporting a 58-78″ base with a groomed surface, and they are offering night skiing in addition to day sessions.

Beech Mountain – Beech Mountain is offering day sessions only today, and they are playing on 16 trails with four lifts turning. They have a groomed surface with a 44-80″ base.

Cataloochee – The Maggie Valley Resort is reporting spring conditions today with a 55-85″ base. They are holding steady with 17 trails and three lifts in operation and are only offering day sessions for the rest of the season.

Sugar Mountain – Sugar is reporting a loose and frozen granular surface this morning atop a 32-81″ base. They are playing on 19 trails with five lifts in operation.

Ski Sapphire and Wolf Ridge are closed for the season.

West Virginia
Snowshoe – The crew is 4848′ is playing on 43 trails serviced by seven lifts in operation today as Silver Creek is closed until Friday. They are reporting a 50″ base with groomed conditions and did make snow as I mentioned earlier.

Timberline – Timberline is riding on 18 trails with three lifts spinning. They are playing on a groomed surface atop a 16-60″ base

Winterplace – We aren’t calling it the end of the season at Winterplace just yet, but they have suspended operations until at least Friday as they hope to have a bonus day on Saturday.

Canaan Valley finished out the season yesterday.

Bryce Resort – Bryce is playing on seven trails with three lifts spinning today. They have a groomed surface on a 30″ base.

Massanutten – Massanutten is offering day sessions only the rest of the way, and they are holding steady with 15 trails and five lifts available. They are riding and sliding on a groomed surface with a 38″ base.

Wintergreen – Wintergreen is playing on a 30″ base with a. groomed surface. They have 24 trails for play with four lifts turning.

Omni Homestead has closed for the season.

Ober Gatlinburg saw their 100th day of on the snow activities, and it was also their last as they closed for the season on Sunday afternoon.

Wisp – The McHenry resort is still going strong with a 28″ base with groomed conditions. They are offering 25 trails serviced by seven lifts for your Monday.

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

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