Day Two Of The Massanutten Summit Was A Success; Rail Jam At Winterplace Today

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It’s Super Bowl Sunday, or rather, Taylor Swift Sunday, to those who celebrate.

I hope your morning is filled with some slushy turns, and your afternoon and evening is filled with buffalo chicken dip and a cold beer or a soda. Or kombucha. Or whatever your drink of choice is.

The Summit

The final day of the SkiSoutheast Summit at Massanutten is today. Attendees had the chance to get out on the slopes early this morning for first tracks at 8:30. It’s raining in McGaheysville, but not too much to enjoy a few turns.

Carving can be fun too!

I had such a great time on the slopes with everyone yesterday. Most of the SkiSoutheast crew is spread throughout the region, between the North Carolina High Country, Tennessee, West Virginia, Charlotte, and myself in Raleigh. We rarely get the chance to all meet up, and its even more of a rarity that we take laps together. But for the better part of Saturday, I got some turns in with Brian Dix and Kenny Griffin.

SkiSoutheast Staff Brian Dix (left), and Kenny Griffin.

The snow was slushy, but in the best possible way. There were a few icy spots present in the morning around 9 a.m. But a brief patch of rain around noon forced me off the slopes, and into the igloo for some SkiSoutheast activities and a beer.

After that eased up, the ice was gone. All of the chunder had loosened up, and it was time for some snow surfing.

Two thumbs up if you love the SkiSoutheast Summit.

We will have more updates from the Summit for you in the next few days. Thanks to everyone who made it out to The ‘Nutt for a stellar weekend! I made some new friends, and I hope to see you back on the slopes soon enough.

For the last time this weekend, I am asking you to listen, share, download, and tell your grandmother about the Massanutten SkiSoutheast Summit playlist that I carefully curated just for you.

Here’s what else you need to know to ski and ride in the southeast today:

Burton x Girls Go Shred Collaboration at Beech

Burton has up with Girls Go Shred for an event at Beech Mountain Resort.

The two are teaming up to offer a 100% female demo session today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Participants can test ride all of Burton’s women’s boards and bindings, including Step Ons. All of that is included with the purchase of a lift ticket that day.

There will be a short product clinic, and those who RSVP will be automatically entered to win a 2024 Burton Feelgood. There’s an afterparty and raffle at Edge Of The World boardshop starting at 5 p.m.

The Omni Homestead

From Lynn Swann:

Our team isn’t going to be deterred by yesterday’s rain. They were able to move some of our stockpiled snow so that we have an average base of 17-inches on four trails for skiing and snowboarding. We also have two lanes of tubing open. After a day on the slopes, join us for our Taproom Tailgate and watch some football and commercials! Keep thinking cold so we can make more snow soon!”


Hit the slopes for a twilight session for just $49 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. from Thursday through Monday.

Meet Me In The Holler: Rail Jam kicks off today at 2 p.m. Mountain Operations is ready to take full advantage of cold temps to continue to build up the base. Winterplace still has great coverage but is looking to make sure this is a season to remember.

There are 27 open trails today, and seven lifts spinning.


From the snow report:

Steady rain in the morning, showers in the afternoon and fun turns on soft snow all day. Don’t be discouraged, slope conditions are great, just need a good waterproof layer to keep you warm and dry.”


From the snow report:

We are open for skiing and snowboarding on Castle Run, Upper and Lower Bear Run, Cub Way and the Ski School Slope, with the Terrain Park set up on Lower Bear Run. The slopes will be open 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.”


Some of the coldest temperatures in the region will be at the ‘Shoe today. Timberjack is open as a ski trail without features this morning, and Widowmaker wll be delayed for race training.

From the snow report:

Super Duper Sunday coming right up! This “under-developed” precipitation is expected to taper off quickly this morning, making way for a good day to be out making some turns. Temperatures will remain on the mild side for another day or two but the forecast is calling for the return of winter weather by the middle of the week.”

Appalachian Ski Mountan

Discord user Applander was at App Ski yesterday.

“Grey bird, warm sprinkles, meatloaf and peas, pretty busy day,” they said.


White Lightning is closed this morning for races, and will be open again in the afternoon for the public. The forecast is calling for a high of 47 degrees with cloudy skies and possible rain showers before noon.

From the snow report:

It may be a little warm, but our base is holding up great. We’ll be bouncing back to prime conditions once snowmaking weather hits in the coming days. Until then, you can enjoy some fun and forgiving conditions that are great for beginners and families. All open terrain has been groomed for a soft, granular, spring-like surface.”

The Rest

Thanks to everyone that has already joined us on Discord.

Think snow!

Think cold!

Click here to join us on our new SkiSoutheast Discord channel. It is a great way to meet new snow loving friends and shares experiences, ask questions, and more!

And as always, email me at [email protected] with your thoughts and photos.

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