Settling In After A Holiday Weekend

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After a pretty fantastic Thanksgiving Weekend, we are starting to settle into the season.

Sunday had a little bit of rain but it cleared off nicely at several resorts by 10:30 to turn out to be a pretty nice day on the slopes.

Monday is starting much the same way as it is dark and gray this morning, but we could see some peeks of sunshine later in the day.

The next couple of days are going to be mild before some changes come our way midweek with some nice snowmaking windows coming along with it.

That will be nice to refresh the slopes and we will talk more about that as we get closer to Wednesday.

This morning, there are six resorts spinning lifts. Let’s take a quick look at how those six sit this morning.

App Ski Mountain – App is playing on eight trails with four lifts operating. They are playing on a groomed surface atop a 32-66″ base.

Today’s featured image is from App Ski Mountain as part of their Sunrise Sunday series. As most of you know, I am a huge fan of their work on the weekly social posts.

Beech Mountain – Beech had a solid opening weekend and they are riding on 10 trails serviced by three lifts today. They are reporting a 28-64″ base with a groomed surface.

Cataloochee – Cat is riding on a groomed surface with a 15-41″ base. They have five lifts turning which are servicing nine trails.

Snowshoe Mountain – The ‘Shoe is playing on 60 acres with 16 trails and three lifts in operation today. They are riding on a 68″ base with groomed conditions.

Sugar Mountain – Sugar is open for day and night sessions with eight trails and four lifts available. They are reporting a 23-55″ base with a loose and frozen granular surface.

Wisp Mountain – The Maryland resort is reporting groomed and wet granular conditions this morning along with a 26″ base. They are playing on eight lifts with four lifts in operation.

The big takeaway from the morning tour over at Resortcams is that there is still plenty of snow to play on, and conditions are still looking pretty good for the open resorts.

The six resorts operating today are down from the weekend tally as 11 resorts were open for play.

Bryce, Massanutten, and Timberline are all scheduled to resume operations on Friday, Dec. 2 after using Thanksgiving weekend for a preview of sorts.

Ober Gatlinburg still has a variety of winter activities – including tubing and ice skating – but they did suspend skiing operations after opening beginner territory over the weekend.

Wolf Ridge also opened for the season this weekend, but it appears they have temporarily suspended operations as they have zeroed out their slope report online. We will work to find out their operation schedule and update you as we get it.

(Editors Note: Wolf Ridge has suspended operations until Friday, Dec. 2 as well.)

It was a busy weekend (big thanks to Mike for filling in Thursday and Friday) but things are looking strong as we kick off December later this week.

That does it for today, but until next time, #ThinkSnow!


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