March Keeps Roaring With Wild Weather

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March is coming in roaring today.

It is kind of a tale of two halves as the northern part of the region is seeing some temps in that marginal zone so they are seeing rain, freezing rain, snow, and sleet all mixed together, while the southern part is looking at the potential for severe weather later today.

The one thing everyone has in common will be the wind as it will be howling as a system passes over the area today. Every resort has at least some sort of wind advisory or warning as we kick the day off.

You should definitely be weather-aware today – even if you aren’t making turns.

We continue to see some operational changes as resorts keep fighting to keep things rolling right along while also dealing with today’s curveball weather.

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App Ski Mountain has announced that they will suspend operations for Friday due to the forecast of thunderstorms and extended rain. The plan is to return to normal operations at 9a on Saturday.

Beech Mountain and Timberline were hoping to resume operations today, but both have suspended operations for an additional day. They hope to crank things back up on Saturday morning as well.

Maryland’s Wisp Resort announced late Thursday that they would also be suspending operations for today. Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, and the mountain coaster will not operate today, but the plan is to reopen all of the activities on Saturday – weather permitting.

Massanutten also announced late on Thursday that they will not be reopening as anticipated this weekend. However, the Snow Moon Fest will go on with all of the non-ski-related activities.

It still sounds like a great time.

On a more positive, Canaan Valley resumed operations this morning. Canaan joins Snowshoe and Sugar with lifts turning, while Bryce Resort is offering two slopes by carpet lift access.

After today’s mixed bag of weather, we could see some snowmaking opportunities Saturday night – tonight maybe but it is right on that line – and then colder air is forecasted to move in next week.

All is not lost just yet.

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

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