Ma Nature Throwing A Mixed Bag At Us To Celebrate First Day Of Meteorological Spring

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Ma Nature is celebrating the first day of meteorological spring by throwing a mixed bag at us today.

However, that isn’t going to stop the fun.

When I say a mixed bag of precipitation, I really mean that – we could see some rain mixed with some freezing rain, snow, and even some sleet.

For the complete conditions breakdown, be sure to visit the Snow Reports page.

The good news is that Saturday and Sunday are looking milder but for the most part dry. That will be great because there are a lot of events going on at the resorts this weekend.

Let’s dive into a quick look at some of the events this weekend.

Massanutten Resort
The ‘Nutt is hosting their Snow Moon Fest this weekend, and it kicks off today with some fun events. Tomorrow is a busy day as they have a 4K, USASA Slope Style & Rail Jam Torchlight Parade, and Fireworks. Sunday wraps everything up with a Mid-Mountain party and the NUTT Employee Homecoming.

Massanutten is such a fun place and it is going to be a great weekend.

Speaking of Massanutten, I will be sharing some great content over the next couple of weeks from the Ski Southeast Summit at the ‘Nutt. It was such an awesome weekend.

Winterplace Ski Resort
This is going to be a fun weekend at Winterplace as they are hosting Snowmelt Fest.

On Saturday, they are going to have a cardboard sled race, live music, and more, while Sunday will feature the return of the pond skim.

Winterplace did announce on Thursday that they are going to add bonus days next week (Friday, March 9 through Sunday, March 11).

Snowshoe Mountain

Snowshoe is set to host the Darn Tough Banked Slalom this weekend and registration ends at 5p today.

The course is set up on Spruce and looks like a lot of fun. The event is open to skiers and snowboarders.

Sugar Mountain
Sugar Mountain is hosting the Richard T. Trundy Memorial Sugar Cup competition on Saturday. The event will benefit the American Cancer Society in memory of Sugar Mountain’s former director of operations, Richard T. Trundy.

Event information can be found here.

  • Other Notable Items:
    Ski Sapphire Valley is kicking off its final weekend of the season a day late due to the rainy weather. They are set to open on Saturday and Sunday.
  • This weekend will also be the final weekend of the season for Omni Homestead as Sunday will be their closing day. They are playing on four trails with two lifts spinning. They also will have a lane of tubing for this weekend.
  • Canaan Valley is hosting the second annual Hometown Brewfest on Saturday from 1-9p in the Bear Paw Lodge at the ski area. Last year’s event looked like a blast.
  • Beech Mountain is set to host Runs For Buns 2024 next weekend, but the virtual auction is set to go live today. Be sure to check out that as all proceeds will benefit the Colon Cancer Coalition.
  • Today’s featured image is from Thursday morning snowmaking at Timberline Mountain. The refreshed snow is really setting the stage for a great weekend.

I would be remiss if I didn’t send a huge shoutout to Josh Sullivan for his work this season on First Trax. He really raised the bar, and we are pumped to have him as part of the team. As he mentioned, he isn’t going anywhere so be on the lookout for some features.

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

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