Snow has returned – to part of the area anyway – with cold on the way region-wide.
As I was updating the snow report, I couldn’t help but be jealous of those in West Virginia and Wisp today because it was dumping snow.
The ‘Shoe was reporting 3″ this morning but was expecting another couple of inches by the time rope dropped.
How sweet is that?
Canaan Valley and Timberline both received a tick under four inches overnight and it was still snowing nicely there setting the stage for a winter wonderland with opening weekends fast approaching.
Winterplace and Wisp were reporting an inch this morning with snow still falling.
The best part? This is the first of two systems moving through this week and snowmaking temperatures will be returning.
Wednesday will bring another system and it certainly has our own Brad Panovich’s attention.
While the northern resorts are seeing incredible weather conditions to start the week, we are seeing some underdeveloped snow through the rest of the area – at times being pretty heavy.
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As a result, we are seeing some wet snow conditions this morning.
Here is a quick update on conditions (and some updated opening information) as we start the week.
App Ski Mountain – Playing on a 24-40″ base with eight slopes and five lifts open.
Beech Mountain – Reporting a wet packed surface with a 22-37″ base. They are playing on 10 trails with four lifts in operation.
Cataloochee – Cataloochee is reporting a 20-36″ base with wet snow conditions. They are playing and riding on 11 open slopes with four lifts spinning.
Ski Sapphire – They are temporarily closed today due to heavy rain. They are hoping to resume operations on Tuesday.
Sugar Mountain – The Banner Elk resort is playing on a wet and frozen granular surface with a 20-50″ base with 11 trails and four lifts open. They are open for day and night sessions.
Wolf Ridge – Wolf is playing on four trails serviced by three lifts. They are reporting a 16-32″ base with a wet granular surface. It looked like Wolf Ridge had an awesome time on Sunday with their canned food drive.
Canaan Valley – Opening Date set for Saturday, Dec. 19.
Snowshoe – 4848′ is going to have some fun today as they are reporting a packed powder surface with refills forthcoming this morning. They are playing on 22 slopes with seven lifts in operation (there are five lifts on delayed opening this morning).
Timberline – After a successful preview weekend, Timberline will resume operations on Friday, Dec. 18 as they finish up some renovation projects.
Winterplace – The crew at Winterplace is playing on a groomed surface with a 28-48″ base. They are offering 15 slopes serviced by five lifts.
Bryce Resort – Opening date set for Friday, Dec. 18.
Massanutten – Tentative opening date set for Dec. 19.
Omni Homestead – No official opening date announced, but this weekend could certainly be in play.
Wintergreen Resort – Opening day was slated for today, but Mother Nature has forced them to postpone it. No updated opening information has been shared just yet.
Ober Gatlinburg – Ober is reporting groomed conditions for their noon opening. They are playing on a 15-25″ base with four slopes and three lifts available.
Wisp – Wisp is having a great start to the season as snow continues to fall this morning. They are reporting six trails with three lifts spinning. They have a groomed surface on a 15″ base.
That does it for today, but until next time, #ThinkSnow!
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