Mucho Snow Incoming!

First Trax

Last night a few resorts reported a healthy bit of snow with Snowshoe getting 2″, while Canaan, Timberline, and Wisp all receiving about an inch. The other nicety is that probably 2/3 of the resorts that didn’t receiving the natural stuff, made snow. Specifically, Cataloochee made 2″ which should help them get to their goal date of “March 31st, or later” this season.

The biggest news is upcoming as WV, VA, MD, and parts of NC will receive a significant snow fall tonight and tomorrow (day). The most encouraging news from the High Country Weather outlook is that VA SHOULD see similar snow totals to WV. Looks like Homestead COULD see 3-7″ tonight, with another 3-5″ tomorrow. Bryce with a projected storm total of 5-11″, Wintergreen 5-9″, and Mass with 4-6+”.

The early snow starts later today in the very highest elevations of NC, so stay tuned to one of the biggest snowfalls of 2019, to date!

WV has a target on its back . . . mucho snow forecasted

  • Snowshoe: “We got 2″ of fresh snow yesterday with more in the forecast for tonight.”
    • Snowmaking on 7 runs at ‘Shoe . . . “The snowmakers will be making snow on some open terrain today.”
    • Only one run closed . . . “Mountaineer Park’s is giving Progression a fresh new build today and will be ready for action tomorrow.”
    • Tonight: “New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible. Little or no ice accumulation expected.”
    • Tomorrow: “New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.”
  • Canaan: .9″ overnight . . . “An exciting weather week here at CVR and we are taking full advantage of the window of opportunity.”
    • Snowmaking on 5 open runs (plus closed Gravity) . . . “Snow making team was on the mountain overnight making snow on multiple trails, and we will continue to do so throughout the day”.
    • Today is BOGO Tuesday!
    • Tonight: “New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.”
    • Tomorrow (MAYBE a little overzealous): “New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.”
  • Canaan will see the bulk of its snowfall tomorrow
  • Winterplace: Currently 23F . . . Snowmaking is on!
    • Open on 23 Runs with a Groomed, Granular, and Variable base . . . “Last Chance and Last Run will be closed today, Tuesday, for snowmaking.”
    • Tubing (temporarily) closed . . . “The snowtubing park will be closed today, Tuesday, for snowmaking and reshaping.”
    • Tonight: “New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.”
  • Timberline . . . closed today and tomorrow. Similar upcoming forecast to Canaan.

Wisp received 1″ overnight . . . Waaayyy more to come 

  • Wisp: 
    • Tonight: “New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.”
    • Tomorrow: “New snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches possible.”
A fresh inch and sunny skies at Wisp today

VA will see similar snow totals to WV . . . great news!

    • Massanutten: Currently 23F . . . Highs today in the mid 30s
      • Snowmaking on 10 (of 14) runs today . . . “Snowmaking in progress as temperatures allow.”
      • “Winter Storm Warning for Tue night – Wed night with 4-6″+ likely. Wednesday is looking like a snow day!”
    • Wintergreen: Currently 20F
      • Snowmaking on ALL runs today . . . “Snowmaking returns and that means Tuesday morning is going to be the best!”
      • Tuesdays are Student Daze! “After classes or on your day off, escape the stress of school and re-energize your spirit on the slopes.”
      • Tonight: “New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.”
      • Tomorrow: “New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.”
  • Bryce: tonight . . . “New snow accumulation of 2 to 4 inches possible.”
    • Tomorrow: “New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible.”
    • Snow making wasn’t on this morning . . . looks like they are holding out for the storm tonight:

  • Homestead: most snow forecasted tonight . . . 3-7″!
    • Tomorrow: “New snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches possible.”
    • Capitalizing on the cold air . . . snowmaking is currently on.
A fresh coat of snowmaking at Homestead

NC: bulk of the snow will fall in the ‘High Country’ . . . Trace for others

  • Cataloochee:
    • 2″ base depth increase from yesterday . . .”We began snowmaking again yesterday afternoon and will continue as long as temperatures permit.”
    • In other news . . . “Our planned closing date is March 31 (or possibly later!)”
    • Tonight/Tomorrow . . . although no snow forecasted, don’t rule out a little wintry precip.
  • App: 100% open
      • Today . . . “temperatures falling to around 32 in the afternoon. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible”
      • “Make it while you can” (the dreaded R-word returns later this week)

  • Wolf: Open from 6pm TO 10pm TONIGHT (only) . . . no further details.
    • Tonight/Tomorrow . . . a dusting to 1″
  • Beech: 
      • Tonight: “New snow accumulation of around one inch possible.”
      • Park is looking good! . . .

Ober is enjoying the cold blast!

  • Ober: “We have been making snow all night and… it looks like the rain in the forecast is going to hold off until tonight!”
    • SNOWMAKING: Currently making snow as of 6:30am.  We will continue to make snow as temps allow, most likely around 10-11am.  🙂

That’s all for today.

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