Rainy Day Déjà Vu

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Today’s featured image is from over the weekend at Beech Mountain. Sunshine returns later this week.

Raindrops keep falling on my head.

No – we aren’t going to be doing a Ski Southeast musical – but that line did keep going through my head as I was walking into the office this morning. The déjà vu is certainly strong as we are in a wet pattern again this week.

Making that déjà vu any stronger is looking at the forecast and seeing a beautiful cold snap to kick off the holiday weekend – much like last week.

It is almost eerie how much this week is matching last week.

The only difference, fortunately, has been that we haven’t received as much rain as we did last week so far.

After a rainy morning, this afternoon and night will be less of a washout allowing for some dry runs. The mountain operations crews at the resorts will be watching the wet-bulb readings tonight as the northern part of the region may be able to get a short snowmaking window, but there are a lot of factors at play there.

Rain chances stay in the forecast through Thursday before temperatures plummet for Valentine’s Day (this is a friendly reminder that Friday is Valentines).

Wednesday could see some light snowfall at the West Virginia resorts and Wisp which would be a nice tone-setter as we quickly approach President’s Day weekend.

Cataloochee is a little wet this morning.

Over on the webcams, coverage is still looking really good this morning across all the resorts. As one would expect, it would be some soft snow, but certainly, a lot of fun to play on.

For the latest conditions, head over to the Snow Reports page.

A couple of notable items from around the area.

  • Wolf Ridge announced midday yesterday that they would be closed for the remainder of yesterday and all day today due to the rainy forecast. They are slated to resume normal operations on Wednesday, Feb. 12.
  • At Snowshoe, the Fam Jam course from over the weekend is still set up on Spruce. The course looked like a lot of fun and they are still offering the chance to ride the berm today.
  • As per the schedule, there will be no night skiing at Massanutten tonight. However, there will be activity at the ‘Nut tonight as the Inaugural Skimo event is tonight. The race starts at 5:30p.What is a Skimo event? Check out the story we did here.
  • Cataloochee has a really cool promotion on Tuesdays this season with Homeschool Day. Homeschoolers and their teachers with proper credentials receive discounts on lift tickets, lessons, and rentals for day sessions only.
    As we get closer to the weekend, things will really amp up at all the area resorts.

Speaking of getting amped up, the Ski Southeast crew is putting the final touches on parts of the Ski Southeast Summit (aka the giveaways are ordered!). We are never really finished planning as tweaks will be made along the way.

One of the new designs for this year’s summit.

Want to join us? Today is the last day to get guaranteed room discounts. You can certainly book later on, but it will be based more so on availability on if you are able to get the discount.

So, if you haven’t booked, today would be a great day to do so. Click here to get all the information you need to book.

It is going to be an incredible time at 4848’, and we want you to be a part of it.

That will do it for today – until next time, #ThinkSnow!


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