Southeast and Mid Atlantic Ski Resort receive SNOW on December 26, 2006!

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What a difference a day makes! SNOW! Yahoo! It may not be a foot of powder, but it is SNOW nonetheless! So we didn’t have a White Christmas – we DID have a white December 26th and 27th! Here are some numbers that we have thus far. Email us yours:

Wintergreen Resort – Trace
Canaan Valley – 2” of new snow
Snowshoe – 3” of new snow
Timberline – 1” of new snow
Winterplace – Trace

Wisp – 2” of new snow

Ober Gatlinburg – 1” of new snow
Appalachian Ski Mountain is reporting 1-3”
Hawksnest – 3” of new snow
Cataloochee – 2” of new snow
Ski Beech – 3” of new snow
Sugar Mountain – 3” of new snow

No report from the others.

The transformation that a bit of snow and great snowmaking temps can make is unreal. We were looking around at some of the live cams this morning and the slopes look phenomenal! Get out and enjoy them!

The snow and snowmaking temps will make for some nice conditions on Wednesday. The resorts will be pouring on the snow as long as the temps hold and that will mean even better conditions for Thursday.

Resort Notes:

Sapphire Valley is open for skiing and tubing. They have both trails open as well as their Frozen Falls Tubing Hill! Some reporting services have them as closed.

Sarah Lovejoy at Wintergreen was cheerful this morning after the Virginia resort received some much need snowmaking temps and a light dusting. She wrote, “ 23 glorious degrees at 7am. We will be making snow whenever temperatures permit to produce fresh snow on our slopes. Today we will be skiing and riding on 5 trails and 3 lifts will be running. Our snowmaking plan is to continue making snow on the trails we have open now and begin working on additional trails that have not opened this season. The next trails we plan on opening will be in the highlands area. Opening the tubing park and the terrain park are also a priority for us.”

Winterplace just saw a trace of snow from the storm, but Timberline and Canaan Valley got a bit more (1-2”) and Snowshoe Mountain squeezed out the most with 3” as of this morning. We are staying at Snowshoe and we can tell you that it is beautiful! We’ll get you some photos in a bit!

Lindsay Kutsko of Snowshoe wrote, “Three inches of fresh powder blanket Snowshoe Mountain this morning and the cold temperatures ensure continuous snowmaking across the mountain for great conditions throughout today and the rest of the week! The combination of natural and manmade snow has increased the average base to 26"-32" and all trails were groomed overnight except for Grabhammer.”

Thanks for the images that were sent in yesterday. If you’re out and about, send us some nice shots from today. We’ll be posting images later today and tonight!

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Until Next Time…


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