No Days Taken For Granted: It’s Time To Take Advantage Of The Snow While We’ve Got It

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Wake up with this delicious powder slash from Casey Mitchell at Mt. Hood Meadows.

You’ve heard of snowboards, and snowskates, and snowblades, and snurfers, and monoskis, but what about the snowsurf? Professional wakesurfer Sam Studee made two of them to create what some people are calling the crossover sport of the century.

It’s the first Tuesday after President’s Day, and for the first time this season, it’s truly hitting me that we are at the descent of the season.

It is somehow nearing the end of February. As I sat in bed last night, I opened my calendar app to check to see how I’m doing on my total days for the year. It will be a stretch at this point to get to the target number of 50, but I am headed to Utah in May for some good spring riding that may help me inch across the finish line.

How could I tell that the season is closer to the end than the beginning? Well for one, those end-of-season sales are just pouring in. I pulled the trigger on a new pair of bindings for myself, and took advantage of a steep discount. If you need some new gear, now might be the time to grab it! Just remember, there’s a good chance that the only difference between this year’s and next year’s will be the graphics and colors.

Without further delay, here’s what you need to know to ski and snowboard throughout the southeast today:

Sugar Mountain

If you’re in need of some new outerwear or base layers, tomorrow’s probably the day to swing by Sugar. The ski brand Spyder is having its 2025 sample sale at the resort. Samples will be 30% off the retail prices.

“Quantities and sizes are limited, so come early,” the resort page says.

Discord user Filardito has been at Sugar the past few days.

“These two days have been peak. Sunny, bluebird, softies everywhere,” they said. “Crowds too.”


The Snowshoe flash sale ends tomorrow at 9 a.m. Use the code SPRING20 at checkout for 20% lift tickets for the rest of the season.

It’s a chilly one in West Virginia this morning. Temperatures are in the mid-teens. There are 60 open trails and 11 open lifts.

From the snow report:

Did someone order sunshine because that’s exactly what this Tuesday morning will be serving up? We’ll be out sliding on A grade terrain, under blue skies and soaking in another day of good vibes. Throw on the shades and rally the crew it’s time to ride! Spruce will be closed today for a race build…Don’t miss on our Flash Sale! Purchase your tickets for any day the remainder of the season on our website and enter promo code: SPRING20 to save 20% until 9 a.m. on Feb. 21.”

“President’s Day at Snowshoe. Where is everyone? I’m not complaining.” – Joe Lesperance

Basye, Virginia is 100% open.

“All skiable terrain is open with enough snow to get us well into March,” the resort says on its homepage.


Speaking of March, celebrate Bryce’s Winterfest on March 9. There will be a pancake and waffle breakfast in the Shenandoah Center, a polar plunge in Stoney Creek, and the Locher Challenge ski and snowboard race on Bootlegger. Don’t forget the pond skim.


It’s Tuesday, so that means it’s student night. There are $15 lift tickets for those who bring proof of enrollment.

The Blue Ridge Conservancy Sustainable Education Series also continues tonight. That will kick off at 5:30 at Beech Mountain Brewing Co.


Snow Moon Fest will be held from March 1 through 3. There will be charity race to benefit the Elkton Area United Services, live music, a USASA slopestyle and rail jam contests, and fireworks.

There will also be a 70s night on Wednesday.

Appalachian Ski Mountain

The Roxy and Girls Go Shred Ladies Park Nigh is scheduled for Feb. 24. Registration will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Alpine Ski Shop, and the event kicks off at 7 p.m.

The event is free with the purchase of a lift ticket and open to women of all ages, abilities, and both skiers and snowboarders.


Every so often, the skiing community is reminded of the mortality the follows in this sport. Catherine “Kasha” Rigby, a telemark skier is the latest reminder.

Rigby died in an avalanche at a resort in Kosovo, in southeast Europe. She was 54 years old.

“She is remembered by our team as a pioneer on and off the mountain, with an authenticity and strength that inspired everyone she met,” The North Face said in an Instagram post.


Video of the Day

Today’s video is a little bit different from the rest. As the impending doom that comes with the end of the winter season is upon us (OK, maybe I’m being a little bit dramatic), I start to think a little bit about what I’m going to do when the snow melts. It first hit me Sunday, when I went to a North Carolina State baseball game.

NC State Baseball.

“Dang, it’s baseball season,” I thought to myself. “That means snowboarding season is coming to a close.”

My summer consists of a few things: hikes with my dog, going to friends’ weddings, rock climbing, and yes, riding my bike. But for three amateur athletes, there’s no need to wait to ride their bike.

Henna Palosaari, Malva Björkman and Sami Sauri challenge the notion that bikepacking and ski touring don’t go together, and documented a nine-day, 426-kilometer journey through the Domolites done by bike.

The Rest

Thanks to everyone that has already joined us on Discord.

Think snow!

Think cold!

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