Snow is Falling with up to 6″ expected!

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Today’s featured photo is from Justin Harris of Canaan Valley.

It’s a location, location, location kind of day.

App Ski Mountain shared this great shot to show the snow starting to fall.

Depending on where you are in the coverage area, Ma Nature is going to bring some sweet conditions to the slopes today.

After this weekend’s snow and cold, the northern part of the coverage area is going to have another powder day – especially the West Virginia and Maryland resorts with up to 6” of natural powder forecasted to fall by the time things are said and done tonight.

How nice has the last couple of days been? Canaan Valley posted on the morning report that this week’s natural snowfall should be reaching approaching one foot by tomorrow.

The Virginia resorts may even get in on the action today as they were left out of the natural snow over the weekend. Forecasts are calling for 1-3” at the four Virginia resorts and it has already started as of 8 am this morning.

The snow/rain line this morning, however, is keeping the North Carolina resorts as well as Ober Gatlinburg out of the moderate snow. Light snow fell overnight at the High Country trio of App Ski Mountain, Beech Mountain, and Sugar Mountain but certainly not the totals we were hoping for.

Great day at Wintergreen

This morning, there is currently a wintry mix falling depending on your exact location. There is a chance that the snow could pick up later today, so fingers crossed.

For the latest conditions, be sure to check out the Snow Report.

A quick snapshot at the conditions this morning:

North Carolina
App Ski Mountain (31°) – 26-34″ base with packed powder conditions.

Beech Mountain (29°) – 22-38″ base with packed powder conditions.

Cataloochee (38°) – 26-48″ base with groomed conditions.

Sugar Mountain (31°) – 22-52″ base with manmade and frozen granular

Wolf Ridge (36°) – 14-28″ base with groomed conditions

West Virginia
Canaan Valley (20°) – 30-50″ base with packed powder

Snowshoe (20°) – 34″ average base on with groomed and packed powder conditions.

Winterplace (30°) – 12-32″ base with groomed granular and variable conditions.

Virginia

Bryce Resort (29°) – 24″ base with a groomed surface.

Massanutten Resort (33°) – 18″ base with groomed conditions

Wintergreen (32°) – 18″ base with groomed conditions

Wisp is calm before the storm this morning.

Maryland
Wisp – 18″ base with groomed and frozen granular.

Wisp is calm before the storm today.Three resorts – Omni Homestead, Ober Gatlinburg and Ski Sapphire – are closed today.

With some natural snow and a strong snowmaking window, conditions will be pretty impressive over the next couple of days.

Our own Brad Panovich shared his latest skiers’ forecast this morning with some impressive strong totals by the time things wrap up tomorrow. You can view his forecast here.

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

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