Monday Morning and There’s a LOT of Snow On the Slopes!

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Good Morning Everyone! There’s not a whole lot going on today so I will combine the reports this morning and simply provide some notes that need to be shared. For all of the details on what’s happening with conditions and slope openings, visit the Slope Conditions page.

Also Joe Stevens’ weekly Joe Knows Snow column was just updated. He comments a bit on the practice of long range forecasting, the huge amounts of base at our resorts and more…so be sure to give it a read. You can find the story in the middle column, on the front of and

Ski Beech Ski Conditions Not Working…

We’ve received several emails about’s ski conditions page not working. We have made them aware of that (although they probably already knew it). We are updating our Slope Conditions page from data obtained directly from them, so until they get their website fixed you can count on us to keep you informed.

Here’s some notes and basic information for this morning:

Hawksnest – Snow tubing will be closed today. Snow tubing will reopen on Friday. They have ten trails open with some thin coverage beginning to show through along the edges…though conditions should be very nice all week. Hawksnest is hosting the Nest Games this weekend. There will be Slopestyle events on Saturday, Boarder & Skiercross on Sunday. Registration is from 9-10am. Race starts at 11am. The entry fee is $20. Discounted lift tickets are available for $30. Awards ceremony will follow at 4:30pm in the Nest Lounge.

Ski Beech and Sugar were the lone ski areas in North Carolina to make snow. They were still making snow this morning and should be doing so as long as temps allow. Since Ski Beech’s conditions page is down, we will let you know that they have 14 trails open today.

Sugar will be hosting a SPYDER SAMPLE SALE that begins March 1st. Don’t miss 30% off 2008 Spyder sample items, 50% off 2007 Spyder sample items and 60% off any left over 2006 Spyder Samples items. Plus, 20% off other brand name apparel like Burton, Nils and Obermeyer.

Also this Saturday, March 3rd Sugar will hold the Dick Trundy Giant Slalom competition. Proceeds go to the American Cancer Society in memory of Sugar Mountain’s former Director of Operations, Richard T Trundy. $15 entry fee benefits American Cancer Society.

Wolf Ridge Resort’s tubing hill is closed for the season. They have 16 trails open today.

More Snow Falls Across Virginia and West Virginia Overnight!

There is some confusing content on the SSAA website as they reported 5” more snow on Sunday, and if you look at that information (that showed Sunday morning as well) you might think that Bryce Resort and others received even more snow than they actually did.

We spoke with Horst Locher this morning and he told us that Bryce had actually seen roughly an inch of snow on Sunday, making it a total of about 5” in the last 48 hours.

Ditto for Massanutten Resort in Virginia. They have seen 4” in same 48 hour period.

The Homestead – They saw 2" of snow in the last 24-48 hours!

Wintergreen Resort saw about 1” of snow and they want us to pass on that they will be holding a Mardi Gras Celebration this Saturday. All proceeds of the exciting events will benefit Wintergreen’s Adaptive Skiing program. Sarah Lovejoy says that Snowmaking is scheduled to resume on the next night that temperatures permit.

Snowshoe Mountain – 23 26° – 7" of new snow in last 24 hours, 11" in the last 48 hours! The weekend brought a huge winter storm, dropping nearly a foot of snow up here at 4848′. The base is 57" – 70" with groomed packed powder / loose granular conditions. All the green trails were groomed at the Snowshoe Ski Area and all the trails at the Silver Creek Ski Area were groomed. All 57 trails are open and 11 lifts are running today. The Soaring Eagle Express will open at 11 a.m. this morning. Snowshoe Mountain has 39 Good Days of Spring Skiing beginning March 1 and continuing through April 8. That’s Easter weekend and one more holiday to ski and ride! Our first big spring blow-out is coming up with Spring Break just a week away and the conditions are awesome; check out the hot deals tab at for more information.

There’s a lot of snow out there on YOUR favorite slopes, so get out an enjoy.

Until Next Time…


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Lindsay Woodall (age 5) ready to ski at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort from this weekend – Photo by Kim Woodall
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