Here’s a Quick Summary of What’s Available Around the Southeast and Mid Atlantic Ski Resorts!

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Bryce Resort – The Virginia resort is 100% open with all 8 trails including White Lightning and Hangover! They will be open until 9:30pm tonight with great conditions.

Massanutten Resort – They have 13 of 14 trails open on a base of 24-36” of groomed corduroy! Tubing is also open and Mass reports, “Mass Transit, Yee-Ha and Upper Dixie Dare will have a delayed opening.”

Wintergreen Resort – They offer 19 trails and great conditions for today! Sarah Lovejoy reports, “We will continue making snow as temperatures permit to increase our base and to continue opening more trails.”

Canaan Valley – It’s 15° and Sunshine this morning, changing to snow showers in the afternoon. Canaan has 28 trails open with some natural snowfall terrain and cross country skiing available as well. Ice skating and tubing is also open for day sessions today.

Snowshoe Mountain – We’ve received numerous reports from people trying to access Snowshoe’s website via our web links…and that they have not been able to open Snowshoe’s website. We have left messages with them and hope to hear from them as well. As of this morning we are relaying the SSAA report. Snowshoe has 54 trails and a base of 28-42”

Timberline Resort – Added two more trails to their open terrain – making it 21 trails and 2 lifts operating today on a 36-60” base. They report that they have groomed about 80% of the trails for sweet corduroy skiing and riding this morning.

Winterplace Resort – 21 sweet trails on a base of 42-52” are available for your pleasure!

Wisp at Deep Creek Resort – It’s 10° this morning at Wisp and they are enjoying the wonder of more than 28” of snow in the last eight days! They are skiing and riding on 30 trails today on Packed Powder conditions!

Ober Gatlinburg – They are Now Open From the Top!!! Slope session Today – Thursday is Noon – 10pm with $28 Lift Ticket. Weeknight 6pm – 10pm Lift Ticket Only $15. Join us Tuesday for Special Olympics Tennessee Winter Games. Ice rink closed until 5pm Tuesday to accommodate Games.

Cataloochee Ski Area Makes History Today – All NC Ski Areas are Offering THE BEST Conditions of the Season TODAY! Go get ‘em!

Appalachian Ski Mountain – It was 21° this morning and they made snow. Appalachian has closed a couple of trails to focus snowmaking efforts on them. Today they will offer 7 of 10 slopes including the Appal Jam Terrain Park. We expect Appal Jack, Thin Slice and Hard Core to reopen before the weekend. On another note, Appalachian has just received 6 new benches to be located in the Appal Jam and Appaljack Terrain Parks. The benches will allow riders to rest, watch, or adjust their equipment. Each bench is 6 feet long and made of aluminum checkerplate. "These benches appeared first in the parks at Whistler/Blackcomb in British Columbia," said Terrain Park Director Drew Stanley. "We feel that these benches will add to our park scene and continue our tradition of offering the latest features and amenities for our park riders.”

Cataloochee Ski Area – They are making HISTORY today! The first ski resort to open on the East Coast this season can now also boast that they are open today with the most terrain that they have ever offered as they are 100% today with 12 slopes and trails, including the Upper and Lower Snowbird Trails. Please Note that both Upper and Lower Snowbird Trails are open for day skiing only. Skiers and Riders ALWAYS like to hear about new terrain to play on. Today you have it!

Hawksnest Ski Resort – 20° this morning and they will have Packed Powder conditions on 9 trails + tubing. We’ve been hearing a lot of great reports about the between session grooming that Hawksnest re-implemented a season ago. Lenny and Duggin are getting rave reviews for laying down some nice corduroy for night session skiers! (Of course it’s nice for the morning session too!)

Sapphire Valley – Is closed Mondays and Tuesdays! They will be open for skiing and tubing on Wednesday at 5pm.

Scaly Mountain – The popular tubing park is open for the weekends again. We spoke with Gene Head over there yesterday and he said that did open for tubing this past weekend and will reopen for Friday tubing from 6pm-10pm; Saturdays from 10am-10pm and Sundays from 10am-6pm.

Ski Beech Resort – Today is TWO FOR TUESDAY at the highest ski resort in the Eastern United States! Beech has 10 trails open with Packed Powder and Frozen Granular conditions…and two of you can ski for the price of one for day session only. Robbins Run and The Oz Run are open and the word is that they are making snow to beat the band on Upper and Lower Southern Star and Upper and Lower White Lightning so look for them to open HOPEFULLY prior to the weekend. Expect great conditions at Ski Beech today!

Sugar Mountain Resort – They have added two more open trails to their available terrain for today. That means that you can ski and ride on 19 trails including their terrain park. Boulderdash & The Terrain Park are OPEN! Tubing is open as well.

Wolf Ridge Resort – Looked for groomed conditions on 12 trails today with a base of 22-52” The Breakaway side of the mountain is open on Friday & Saturday nights.

Until Next Time…


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