It’s ten degrees milder than yesterday morning but still cold enough to make snow last night! That is the news that needs to be paid special attention to. I don’t know if you’ve noticed but base depths have been going UP at some resorts. Appalachian, Cataloochee, Ski Beech, and Sugar have made a good bit of snow and each showed increases in base depths within the last couple of days. That is a sure sign that we’ll have some amazing conditions as we go into the middle days of March. Ski Beech has actually made snow each of the last four nights and that should insure great conditions for the next few days.
For those who have been wondering about the quality of snow and NOT been getting the message correctly – the NORMAL highs and lows for March 6th are 53° and 31°. For the record, today’s high should be around 41° and the low tonight should be around 28° or so. Perception is everything, and you guys should ignore those temperatures that YOU might be experiencing if you live off the mountain and come on up for what many say is the prime ski season. Prime snow quality, prime snow base depth, and no crowds.
Cataloochee is open today from 1pm til 10pm with 100% of their terrain available for day skiing. Tammy Brown wrote, “We will continue to make snow as long as temperatures permit throughout the month of March and we have great coverage and plenty of snow which will allow us to ski and ride throughout the rest of the month.”
Ski Beech is making snow this morning and has all night. They will make snow as long as temps allow. That makes it four nights in a row that Beech has made snow, and combined with the bit of natural they got a couple of nights ago, things are in very nice shape for today. 14 of 15 trails are open with groomed conditions. Ski Beech Sports and the Red Baron Room Snowboard shop are having a big late season sale on all items, including half price on all clothing so if you’re in need of some equipment or clothing be sure to check that out.
Sugar Mountain made snow as well. They also have been making snow on their tubing hill and NOW HAVE IT OPEN AGAIN. Conditions should be sweet on their 20 open trails. Don’t forget that Sugar has a SPYDER SAMPLE SALE under way! Don’t miss 30% off 2008 Spyder sample items, 50% off 2007 Spyder sample items and 60% off any left over 2006 Spyder Samples items. Plus, 20% off other brand name apparel like Burton, Nils and Obermeyer. Additionally, MARCH MADNESS-Beginning March 5, 2007 and running through the end of the season, Sugar offers up to 25% savings on lift tickets, rental equipment, and lessons. Some Restrictions apply.
Hawksnest, Sapphire and Wolf Ridge are not skiing today. All are planning to be open this weekend. Certainly the best conditions will be at the resorts that have been making snow, but there’s plenty of snow at all of the resorts.
Until Next Time…
THINK COLD AND SNOW!!!
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