Slightly Mild(er) Temps and KILLER CONDITIONS!!!

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Just to get things started off this balmy Thursday morning (it’s a toasty 9° here at the office), I thought I’d tell you a HILARIOUS story. A couple of days ago some of our staff members decided it was perfect conditions to get some snow time in. One of our dudes isn’t from around these parts and has really only had shredding experience out west. Well as the story goes, our guy was riding the lift at one of our are ski resorts. He reached the top, off-loaded, and seemed to be a little confused. He immediately found a lift op dudes and asked “when are you going to open up the rest of the mountain.” Naturally, the whole office was laughing hysterically…as we all know our mountains may be amazing and have killer conditions, but they don’t have the most vertical.

All eyes are trained on the upcoming weekend’s predicted WINTER STORM. Milder temps are approaching for today through the first half of the weekend…but this is just a quickie. Cold temps and moisture will swoop back in on Sunday, and ladies and gents, chances of another blast of snow and winter weather are poised for attack! I say bring it on…the more, the merrier!

Tour du areas…..

Appalachian Ski Mountain – 12°– No new snow, but continuing to blast snowmaking ops at night – operating 8 of 12 trails and 5 lifts. Slightly warmer temperatures in the region will make for some amazing conditions over at App. Snowmaking will be concentrated on closed slopes this week. More terrain will be added as fast as it’s ready!

Cataloochee – 15°– No new snow reported but snowmaking continues – Skiing and snowboarding on 11 of 16 trails with 3 lifts. Look for tubing this Saturday!

Beech Mountain – 11° — New Terrain! 7 new trails open today, bringing the grand total to 12 of 14 . Beech Mountain Ski Resort will kick of night skiing for the year this Saturday, December 11.

Sugar Mountain – 14°– Sugar Mountain is running with 14 of 20 trails and is open to the top for day and night skiing! No new snow but snowmaking ops are still raging. Sugar Fest is this weekend!

Wolf Ridge – 17°- Back open today with 8 of 23 trails open for your enjoyment. Wolf nabbed 16 inches of snow off the last storm and has been snowmaking for 6 days solid so conditions should be pretty sweet.

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