Snow into West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia Ski Resorts; Winter Mix and Rain into North Carolina Ski Mountains

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Check out our full SNOW REPORT for all the deets for each and every ski area in the region.

51 million people with Winter Storm Warnings for Snow and some Winter Mix. 5″ or more around Snowshoe, 6-8″ at Wisp, Canaan and Timberline…and maybe some light snow into the Virginia ski areas. The rest of us are looking at some light rain on Saturday.

The temperatures are all over the place this morning. Check out these 8am temps across our Southeastern Ski Mountaintops:

22° – Timberline Resort
22° – Wintergreen Resort
23° – Wisp Resort
24° – Canaan Valley Resort
29° – Bryce Resort (Virginia)
30° – Massanutten Resort
30° – The Homestead
30° – Winterplace Resort
31° – Sugar Mountain
33° – Snowshoe Mountain
34° – Appalachian Ski Mountain
35° – Beech Mountain
39° – Ober Gatlinburg
41° – Wolf Ridge Resort
44° – Cataloochee Ski Area
49° – Sapphire Valley

Only Massanutten Resort was making snow this morning which is a bit surprising seeing that seven or eight of the resorts could have.
Stating the Obvious…
It is President’s Day/Weekend and the good news is that every ski area is open and offering quite a lot of skiable terrain. The more favorable conditions will certainly be into West Virginia and Maryland where some significant snowfall is expected. The North Carolina ski areas are holding up with plenty of skiable terrain, but as an example Beech and Sugar are already looking foggy and a bit “worn”.

It IS what it IS… and it IS looking a lot sweeter in West Virginia. Click to Enlarge this webcam capture from 8am. Sugar and Beech are already looking foggy up top although there is plenty of side-to-side coverage,

It’s almost unfair to show these images from the Basin at Snowshoe and at the base of Wisp Resort this morning:

Snowshoe’s Basin Cam shows some dusting of snow already and more is on the way! Click to Enlarge. Wisp is looking very nice with some sun peaking through this morning before the snowfall hits. They are expecting 6-8″ of the white gold. Sunday skiing and snowboarding should be sweet up there. Click to Enlarge

We’ll let you guys look at the rest of the webcams to determine the resorts blessed with a bit more favorable weather and conditions.  See:


It has been a rainy, messy period for the last two weeks and it’s hard to believe that some of our ski areas will be seeing some snowfall today. Canaan Valley looks to be in store for a burst of 6-8″ of snowfall, but they have seen 0.75″ of rainfall in the last 24 hours.

Those areas that are seeing snowfall further north would be getting a lot more but this storm is a fast mover.

Massanutten Resort reported, “Snowmaking is in progress this morning with a Winter Weather Advisory in effect until midnight, 1-3″ of snow & sleet is possible.”

Snowshoe Mountain is looking really quite impressive as they received a heavy dusting of snow overnight and boast 59 of 60 trails open for today. They are looking at some significant snow for later today.

Into North Carolina – we’re seeing as much as a 39″ loss of base depth. Appalachian reported 105″ of base last Saturday and is now at 66″.


The Snow will be soft across the region and that’s always a fun condition to ride on.

Some of the webcams are looking pretty GREAT (See Timberline, Canaan, Snowshoe, Winterplace, Wisp and a few others) and some are kind of hurting (we’ll leave for you to find 😉
“I Like Big Machines”…
Wintergreen Resort’s latest ‘snow farming’ video is an instant classic and must watch. Check it out. We loved how this veteran groomer said he judges other resort’s grooming job. I just LOVE this guy.

Great Aerial Drone Video from five days ago at Canaan Valley Resort:

While we are on Canaan Valley Resort you can Meet Skier Glen Plake – National Hall of Fame Member in Person Monday February 19th at the Bear Paw Lodge at our ski area. Glen will be available to sign autographs, meet guests and take photographs starting at 9 am.


Winterplace’s Tom Wagner Talks President’s Weekend:


Massanutten Resort shared their 2018 Snow Moon Fest Video


Omni Homestead Released this New Video Promoting the Resort


Cataloochee Ski Area – A few people have emailed me heading up to Cat for today and confused. Their snow report shows 15 trails open today although Tammy’s written report reflects 8 trails open. Unfortunately it IS 8 trails open. They dropped seven slopes since Friday.

Appalachian Ski Mountain – Even though it has been rainy for the last two weeks and we’ve seen a ton of base depth depletion, Appalachian Ski Mountain actually has MORE trail offerings available NOW than they did when we were in the midst of frigid temps, tons of snowmaking and natural snowfall. They are now 100% open with the addition of Appal Top (another of their terrain parks). Go figure.

Beech Mountain Resort – Their Quad is still down, but they are open with 14 of 17 trails and 6 of 8 lifts. While on the subject of Beech, don’t miss out on their “Totally ’80s Retro Weekend” next weekend, February 22 @ 8:00 am – February 25 @ 5:00 pm.

Sapphire Valley – They are advising guests to call ahead for last minute updates.
We’re Still Promoting the SkiSoutheast Snowshoe Summit!
As of Friday, we’re up to around 70 +/- people who have made reservations and plan to join us for all of the fun of a Summit weekend. Check back on Sunday and Monday as we share some cool clips from past summits.
Right now the forecast for Summit Weekend looks like a chance for mixed precip or snow for a few days ahead of the event. We’ll update more about that in the coming days. Stay tuned and click above to see more information and join us.


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