Snowmaking Makes for Great Conditions this Weekend at NC Resorts!

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The North Carolina resorts were able to make snow for the most part last night.  The lone exceptions were over at Wolf Resort and Sapphire Valley where temps hovered just out of range.  That has forced a couple of cancellations of events and in the case of Sapphire Valley – to close the ski slopes for the weekend.

Here’s the details:

Wolf Ridge Resort – 35° – They have 14 trails open and their popular tubing hill. They wanted us to spread the word that they have had to postpone the slopestyle comp they had planned for this weekend. Justin Blythe wrote, "URGENT RELEASE- The Rail Jam scheduled for this Saturday 2-9-08 is cancelled. The weather as of late has not cooperated in the way to provide a quality event. We are looking forward to our next event scheduled for 3-2-08. The plan for March 2nd is a Big Air melt-down party. Rock band Silvergun Superman will be providing the music for the day! Hope for Cold and Snow!"

Sugar Mountain – 22° – They are in great shape with 19 of 20 trails, snowtubing and terrain park. They are making snow as well.

Ski Beech – 23° – They made and ARE making snow. They’ve dropped the Oz Run from their open terrain as well. They now have 11 trails open today. Conditions look pretty good today.

Sapphire Valley – The ski area will be closed this weekend due to warm rain. The tube park will be open Saturday, February 8th – 10th weather permitting.

Hawksnest Resort – 22° – They are making snow and have 8 trails open for skiing and their popular tubing hill. They have temporarily closed Top Gun and Merlin for snowmaking.

Cataloochee – 28° – They made snow and offer 11 of 14 trails, snow tubing and terrain park fun for today!

Appalachian – 30° – They are 100% open, did not make snow but are in great shape for the weekend with both terrain parks open and the ice rink as well.

Conditions will be quite nice at the major ski areas today.  All have performed some sweet grooming and most made snow…and some still are.  The weather looks great as well with sunny skies and highs in the 30s and 40s…with overnight lows in the low to mid 20s, which will allow for MORE snowmaking!

What are you waiting for?  Come ski!

Enjoy your day…

Until Next time…

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