The Race is On…A Handful of Resorts Are Making Snow Right Now!

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Excitement is in the air as winter has finally arrived to the region.  Colder temperatures have been moving in for the past several hours, which has allowed a handful of resorts to get the snow guns going.  Sugar Mountain started it off a few hours ago and soon thereafter Beech Mountain, Cataloochee, and Snowshoe Mountain followed suit.

We don't mind making it by ourselves, but we love when Mother Nature pitches in! #snowmaking #snowing #snowshoemtn

Posted by Snowshoe Mountain on Saturday, November 19, 2016

The start of snowmaking is officially here for the 2016-2017 winter season. The resort’s expert snowmaking crew will work around the clock to ensure the best possible conditions for opening day. Opening day has not yet been determined, however we will continue to post updates on our progress. Our hope is to open as soon as we can, with a quality and consistent product. Stay tuned for updates! #beechmtn

Posted by Beech Mountain Ski Resort on Saturday, November 19, 2016

These four resorts should see continued snowmaking through midday Monday as temperatures are not going to get above freezing until then.  In addition, the resorts up in West Virginia are going to get a little help from Mother Nature as 4-8 inches (maybe more?) of snow is expected up that way.

The forecast for Snowshoe.

We still have no word on any opening dates yet, but both Mike and I have a hunch that Cat and/or Sugar might go for it on Monday.  If they do, we’ll be there for a live broadcast of first chair!  And don’t forget you can watch all of the fun over on Resort Cams as we have webcams at just about every single ski area in the region.

So stay tuned to the site and follow us on social media as we’ll be updating things through the weekend.  Exciting times!

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