Powder Daze!

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The Winter Storm (Petra) delivered as most resorts saw the wintry mix beginning yesterday late-afternoon/early evening. Wintergreen and Hot Springs (a.k.a. Homestead) saw the heaviest and quickest accumulations forming with 6″ being reported at both places! Massanutten saw 3+” (with more snow falling today, likely), and Bryce saw between 2.9″ to 4.5″, respectively, according to the nearby CoCoRah’s.

West Virginia and Maryland landed between 2″ – 3.7″. With cold temps there today, don’t expect much melting. NC was a little too far south for this one, as Beech came up with 2″, App with 1″, and Cataloochee with a Trace.

All that being said, this is a heavier/wet snow, with WET being the keyword. Much of the precip IS going to turn to sleet/rain as the day progresses . . . but no bother. Go out and slash the white wave!

VA had state wide accumulations . . . up to 6″ in localized places!

  • Wintergreen: “6 inches of fresh powder this morning and it’s still falling.”
    • 3 ungroomed runs! . . . “For you powder lovers we will be leaving Lower Eagles Swoop, Upper Sunrise, and Upper Cliffhanger ungroomed”
    • Out of school today? . . . “take advantage of our Snow Days deal”
    • How much more Snow/Sleet/Rain? . . . Winter Storm Warning until 10pm Tonight
  • Massanutten: 3″+ has already fallen with 4-6″+ storm totals likely.
    • Today . . . Winter Storm Warning until 10:00pm tonight. Sleet and Freezing rain are expected to mix in later today, highs near 30.
    • All runs Groomed with Snow making on 7 (of 14) runs
  • Massanutten with great conditions

    Bryce: CoCoRah’s in the area reporting 2.9″ to 4.5″

  • Homestead: Scheduled Closure Today . . . CoCoRah’s in the area reporting 6″!
Around 6″ at (closed) Homestead Today. Powder Turns await tomorrow!

WV had a big ‘Day 2’ of Snowfall . . . more to come today!

  • Snowshoe: 3″ in 24hrs (5″ in 48hrs)
    • Reporting POWDER and Groomed conditions
    • All Runs Groomed except (difficult) Flying Eagle at SilverCreek. Snow Making on 8 runs at Snowshoe, none at SilverCreek
    • “Temperatures today will reach low 30’s so make sure to layer appropriately. Mountaineer Park’s is giving Progression a new build so be sure to go test your skills.”
    • Winter Storm Warning until 7pm tonight.
  • Canaan: 3.7″ in 24hrs (4.6″ in 48hrs)
    • “We have been making snow around the clock for well over 36 hours, and will continue today as long as conditions allow.”
      • Snowmaking on 5 open runs (and unopened Gravity).
    • “Today looks to be a great powder day on West Virginia Wednesday, so if you are a WV resident, take advantage, bring your ID, and receive a $15 lift ticket”
    • Winter Storm Warning until 1am Thursday.
  • Winterplace: 2″ storm total!
    • Back up to 25 runs open (re-opened Last Chance and Last Run) on a Groomed, Granular, and Variable Base.
    • Re-opened Tubing
    • Forecast: Mostly cloudy today with a wintry mix. It should be a great day to be on the slopes.

Wisp MAY see up to 6″ total! . . . by the time it’s all said and done

  • Wisp: 2″ in 24hrs. (3″ in 48hrs.)
    • Variable and Groomed Conditions
      • Groomed on 27 (of 29) opened runs
    • Winter Storm Warning until 1am Thursday . . . if you get stuck up on the mountain this evening, “Don’t forget to stop in Wispers Bar & Grill to try our famous Maryland Crab Poutine.”

NC saw a Trace up to 2″

  • Beech: 2″ atop 5506′
      • Reporting Packed Pow and Variable Conditions
      • Winter Storm Warning until Noon Today
      • Nice Loop sequence done by Brad Panovich last night . . .

  • App: 1″ Overnight
      • Park Changes . . . “Features include small, medium, large, 10′ flat box, juice box and roller jumps.”
      • App Cup Race Series Tonight
      • Snow Day Flex Ticket Today . . .

  • Cataloochee: Trace
    • “What a mixed bag of weather in the last 24 hours.  Made snow yesterday morning, had a beautiful short snowfall yesterday afternoon, then rain, then mix, then whatever it’s doing at the moment.”
    • “Bring the kids if they are not in school and get outside with us!” . . . Today is Family Day and a child 17 and under receives a free lift ticket when accompanied by a paying parent purchasing a full price adult day, twilight or night lift ticket.
  • Wolf . . . Closed Today (presumably because of the rain). Still maintaining a 45″ base.

Ober had snow making temps until early am

  • Ober: 
    • “Yesterday we were able to make snow for several hours overnight and into the morning!  We were able to maintain our base.”
    • We are open to the top with 7 of 10 Slopes are open from Noon-10pm . . . Slopes are groomed from the Red Lift down, with a granular surface.
    • Snowmaking Plans: “We will make snow as temperatures allow, possibly Sunday night.  Until then we will maintain certain areas with our warm weather snowmaking system.”

That’s all for today.

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