No more ‘Mayuarary’ . . . Cold temps return!

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I suppose you could call the weather a little ‘bipolar’ lately, and you would be spot-on. Today sees the return of the ‘polar’ aspect of our regional roller coaster. Temps will really get cold as most of WV/Western MD will get into the single digits. Factor in the wind chill, and it will be down to -11F at Wisp tonight . . . Points south will see the mercury dip into the teens/20’s throughout the remainder of the region.

The good news is that EVERY resort will have the opportunity to make snow tonight. The big issue are those winds (25-35mph . . . gusting to 45mph) that want to throw off the snowmaking efforts.

I still think that its going to be a great weekend . . . and weekends are prime for the ski resort industry.

WV has a fantastic weekend in store . . . even Oglebay gets in on the action

  • Snowshoe: 100% Open Terrain and Lifts
    • Snowmaking Window: Now until Sunday afternoon . . . “The good times and good ski conditions continue to roll with cold temperatures here to stay.”
    • Groomed 43 (of 60) runs . . . “Our top-notch team of groomers have the trails combed up and ready for another awesome day on the mountain.”
    • Terrain Park Finished . . . “If your into tearing it up in the park and you’re ready to take your skills to the next level, check out the new build in Evolution.”
  • The arctic air will return to Snowshoe today

  • Canaan: 
    • Snowmaking plans . . . “As soon as those temps drop below freezing, our snowmaking team will begin the process and work throughout the night, guaranteeing excellent conditions for the weekend.”
    • Trail tips . . . “Gravity is looking great with a fresh groom, Meadows 1 continues to hold its terrain features, and our Main Drag down the middle of the mountain (aka Valley Vista) is always a solid option for a smooth run”.
    • This weekend . . . S’mores Night (tonight) from 6pm to 9pm. Tele-Revival (tomorrow) . . . call and pre-register with the Snowsports School office.
  • Winterplace: 
    • 48hr snowmaking window . . . Friday afternoon thru Sun afternoon
    • Forecast: Chance of snow this morning then becoming mostly sunny with temperature falling throughout the day.
    • Tomorrow:
      • “Join us at Mickey’s Cafe next to Chairlift 1 for a Tap Takeover with Founders Brewery!”
      • Join us for Live Music by Clinton ScottWhere:  Snowdrift LoungeWhen:  Saturday from 2pm-5pm
  • Timberline: 48hr Snowmaking window . . . Friday afternoon thru Sunday afternoon
    • 9 (of 40) runs open . . . Breakdown:
      • 8 Beginner Runs
      • 1 Intermediate Run (Lower Almost Heaven)

NC has all eyes on snowmaking 

  • Wolf: 36hr snowmaking window . . . Friday evening thru Sunday morning.
    • Wants YOU to play hooky today . . . “For all those adults tired of adulting this is your day to take a sick day and come play Hooky with us! We have the remedy for you…$15 lift ticket (Day Session 9am-4:30pm), $7 ski and $15 snowboard rental. **This special is for Adults only (ages 18 & up) – Students stay in school!**.”
  • Cataloochee: Snowmaking temps occur overnight this weekend
    • “Colder temperatures are moving back into the forecast this weekend along with a return to snowmaking.”
    • “Remember, Friday, February 8 continues the second day of Law Enforcement Appreciation Days.”
  • Beech: Snowmaking temps . . . today, tonight, and tomorrow night.
  • App: Snowmaking temps . . . tonight and tomorrow night
      • Photo of the Day from yesterday! . . .

  • Sapphire Valley: Snowmaking temps . . . tonight and tomorrow night

No more ‘Mayuarary’ in VA . . . Temps are dropping!

  • Wintergreen: 
    • “For today, bring your sunscreen, the sun will shine. Temperatures will drop all day, so bring some cold weather gear, too.”
    • “Winter temperatures are back tonight and we’ll be making lots of beautiful powder – it could even be round the clock snowmaking for a few days.”
  • Massanutten: 
    • “‘Mayuarary’ comes to a close today with temperatures dropping throughout the day and snowmaking to begin as temperatures allow.”
    • “We are hosting USSA and USASA events this weekend which will keep Diamond Jim closed until early afternoon on both days and Pacesetter closed for Bordercross Sat and Sun.”
    • College Days Special today – $40 Slope Use with valid ID.
  • Homestead: “Snowmaking will resume this evening”
    • “We are looking forward to a great weekend for winter sports!”
    • Stats:
      • 28″ of groomed, wet granular snow conditions.
      • 8 Runs and 2 lifts open until 4:30pm
  • Bryce: Snowmaking window . . . next 5 nights!

Wisp is going to see -11F wind chills tonight!

  • Wisp: Rain begins to freeze . . . “Please Be Aware – Operations may be delayed or change quickly with today’s inclement weather.”
    • Open on 28 runs (13 groomed)
    • Snowmaking window . . . 48hrs. (Friday afternoon thru Sunday afternoon)

Ober is amped for the cold air

  • Ober: “Good morning Tennessee!  We are happy to see the temps drop over 45 degrees from yesterday!  Looks like some light precipitation first thing this morning, making way for a much colder day today.  Temps begin to drop around freezing tonight near 10 and we will be making snow as soon as we possibly can.”
    • Tomorrow . . . “Feb 9: Ole Smoky is bringing us Live Music from the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys starting at 8pm in the Loft Lounge check out more info here … and bring your friends!”

That’s all for today.

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