On-Snow Reports from this First Weekend 11/19-11/20

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Jesse Smole was up at Sugar and he reports that conditions were very nice and much better than opening day at Sugar Mountain from last year.

Jake Parrish, who goes by Extremeskier11 on the messageboard, was at Sugar yesterday and here’s his report:
Sugar Mountain
November 20, 05
It started out as a good day the air was just right, cool enough to keep you in long sleeves but not to hot to were you would be sweating.  I was excited because this was my first day on the slopes this season. The temp was around 44 degrees when we arrived at Sugar, or that was at the bottom near Alpine, so it was feeling good.  No snow was being blown and I do not think they blew last night.  So I was one of the first skiers out on the mountain so the snow was good, and for this time of the year the coverage was excellent, defiantly better than this past January.  As lunch time approached and the temp began to rise the snow on the bottom became slushy, but hey its November.  The crowds were very minimal there was down at one point for about 15 minutes and that’s the only time there was a line.  So the crowd’s was not one of my problems today.  The slush wasn’t much of a problem either because I would get back on the lift at the mid loading station.  The closer to 4:30 it became the snow started to get harder back into the stuff I like to ski on, also it became cloudy and actually begain to drizzle at the base of the mountain.  These clouds also brought much cooler temps than what the day was offering us.  So it was a pretty darn good day to start off my season, and I am ready to get back out there.  For all of you  that haven’t got to ski yet, get out there, tomorrow may not be all that great because of the temps, but hopefully soon the will be able to make some snow, and maybe if we do as snowbird says and think snow then mother nature will help us out.  Remember its November and were usually not able to ski now, so get out there while you have a chance.

Austin Beeghly was at Cataloochee and he reported that conditions were amazing for the first weekend.  He actually sent a few photos of the new CBox feature and some actually powder-spray shots and we’ll post those today.

We also received an email from Ken Hale, one of the Ski Patrol at Ski Beech and he stated that conditions were very nice for opening day.  As he said, it’s just great to be making turns.

THINK SNOW and hopefully we’ll get dumped on Tuesday!


Until Next Time!

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