Today’s update could have the old ELO song “Confusion” running as the theme music. We started getting emails early and often asking about whether or not Appalachian Ski Mountain REALLY WAS CLOSED; whether Cataloochee and Wintergreen were skiing today; and does Snowshoe have 30 or 36 trails open for skiing…and how much snow DID they get this weekend!?!
We wandered what the heck had prompted the emails…until we did the morning research to ascertain that data for ourselves. The reasons for the confusion is pure and simple…don’t look anywhere else for your information!!! Ha!
For example, Appalachian IS CLOSED FOR THE SEASON. However, even though their own website says that at the BOTTOM of the slope report, they DO have all of the trails marked as open. Hence the confusion. True to his word, Brad Moretz closed Appalachian for the season after the day session on Sunday and that leaves Cataloochee as the last to close in
Special thanks to Kent Jackson for getting me tons of Meltdown Games photos!!! I will pour through those in a bit and post the best! Be sure to check those out under the Photos of the Day for Appalachian in just a while later today!
Cataloochee is CLOSED today through Friday as mentioned…as is Wintergreen Resort in
There’s no confusing the fact that
On Snowshoe’s front page they are saying that they got 20” of snow this weekend. On their slope report page they are saying 17”. However, Stephen and Michelle (and others) emailed us this weekend about the fact that Snowshoe had to have mistakenly added some snow figures twice.
On Saturday morning their own report showed that at 10am they’d had 2” and 159” on the season. Then Sunday morning they reported they’d gotten more snow…and enough to show 174” on the season. That would have been 15” on Saturday. Kim Woodall of
Confused? We are too, because more emails came in from meteorologists up that way who are saying that Snowshoe HAD to have made a mistake. We received another report this morning showing that Snowshoe has a
Regardless of the numbers…Snowshoe got a lot of snow this weekend and conditions were as Kim said, “Unbelievable” and they are skiing on 30 trails of Packed Powder here on March 27th, 2006. There’s one more week of great skiing remaining at Snowshoe, so GO ENJOY!
Thanks to several people who emailed us the NWS Link: http://www.srh.noaa.gov/data/RLX/HYDRLX
The NWS is also reporting 7” on the ground at
Friday, March 31st 10pm – 12midnight
Saturday, April 1st ~ 1pm – 3pm
Saturday, April 1st ~ 10pm – 12midnight
WISP RESORT looks in plenty good shape to ski and ride one more week. They have 18 trails open today with Groomed and Spring Conditions. We’ve had a couple of emails from folks talking about how great the conditions are in
Oh yea…the last bit of confusion to clean up involves Wintergreen Resort in
Hopefully we’ve “cleared” up all or any confusion and you guys can just go have a great day skiing and riding.
Until Next Time!
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