Storm Hammers Snowshoe, Canaan Valley Resort, And Timberline with A Snowy Refill For Holiday Weekend

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Fresh snow and a three-day weekend. What more could you ask for?

If you’re wondering where the goods are really good this morning, the answer is West Virginia. Timberline and Canaan Valley Resort each have around 5 inches of fresh snow for skiers and snowboarders this morning. Winterplace is working with 2 inches of the fresh stuff, and Snowshoe Resort has 7 inches of the goods this morning.

And it’s still coming down this morning.

North Carolina wasn’t as lucky this morning, but meteorologist Brad Panovich had already predicted that. There were some flakes at Sugar Mountain Resort and Beech, but that’s about all the High Country is working with.

Massanutten was blessed with about an inch of snow for today. Wisp in Maryland is working with 5 inches of fresh snowfall.

Let’s get right into it this morning. Here’s what you need to know about skiing and riding in the southeast today:


One hundred percent open yet again. The mountain got between 5 and 7 inches of fresh snowfall overnight. Due to winds, some snow drifts of deeper natural snow may be on certain areas of the mountain.

“Between the natural snow and fresh snowmaking throughout the week, our base has been refortified and coverage has been expanded,” the snow report says. “You’ll find a firm machine groomed surface on our open terrain today, some trails having a dusting of natural snow atop corduroy.”

Canaan Valley Resort

It’s deep over at Canaan Valley.

With the heavy snowfall comes a steep improvement in open terrain. There are 38 of 46 trails open, the most I’ve seen at the resort in a while. The snow is still coming down throughout the day.

There is a windchill advisory out there this morning, so bundle up.

Did you know that if you donate a non-perishable food item to support the local food pantry on Tuesdays, guests will receive a discounted $30 ski pass for the day? Plan ahead for this week!


It’s still coming down out there!

Snowshoe was hit with 7 inches of fresh snowfall this morning. Couple that with some temperatures in the teens, and skiers and riders are in for one heck of a weekend.

There are 60 open trails this morning, until 11:30 a.m., when race training ends, and Sawmill opens back up.

Presidential Powder Alert! Over half a foot of Cheat Mountain Magic has stacked up overnight and it’s still coming down this morning. With all 61 trails open, today is going to be one of the best days of the season here on the mountain. Snowmaking will be in progress on some open terrain today.

All 12 lifts are spinning at Snowshoe this morning.


Two inches of the good stuff this morning, and it’s still coming down!

A video recap of the Meet Me In The Holler Rail Jam just dropped, and the contest looked pretty rad. We’ve got some big X Games inspiration going down. Check it out for yourself.

There are nine lifts spinning and 24 of 29 trails open today. It’s back to business as usual, after a mid-winter warmup. The high temperature is 25 degrees, and there will be a base of 32 to 40 inches.

“Our commitment to delivering the best experience possible remains unwavering, and we can’t wait to see you all out there shredding the fresh snow this weekend,” the snow report says. “Sunday and Monday the sun is back and conditions will be great!”

Appalachian Ski Mountain

Day session lift tickets for today are sold out. There are still night lift tickets available.

App Ski is hosting a progression session in the AppalTop Terrain Park from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. The event is open to riders of any age level, and is free to enter. Registration is on-site at the Alpine Ski Shop from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Monday will feature a 2-for-1 ticket special: buy one ticket now, and get a free one in March.


There’s an inch of fresh tracks at The ‘Nutt this morning. Lower Diamond Jim is partially closed for USCSA racing this evening and Sunday morning.

“Please purchase your slope-use and equipment rentals in advance online to reserve your spot,” the snow report says. “Once online capacities are met, slope-use tickets and rentals may not be available at the ticket window. Property Owners, Gold Card, Military, and 6 and Under slope-use tickets will be available at the ticket window.”

The Omni Homestead

Though it didn’t snow overnight, there’s a beautiful sight this morning at the Omni Homestead.

From Lynn Swann:

We started making snow a few hours ago and will continue throughout the day today and into tomorrow. Goggles are strongly recommended. Unfortunately, last night’s forecast for 1-3” of natural snow did not happen. It’s 28 now with a high of only 30 for the day. Today we are open to the top with 1 beginner trail and 1 intermediate and a base of 10”. One lane of tubing is open.

We’re looking forward to a great day with music at Kober’s, winter drink specials and lots of other activities. At 11, Mark Will-Weber, author of Mint Juleps with Teddy Roosevelt, the Complete Guide to Presidential Drinking, will give a presentation in Theater 1923. Then at 4 pm, we will unveil the portrait of another president to add to our collection of presidential visits. His visit was discovered last year when his signature was found in a guest book for visitors of The Pillars, a private home overlooking the resort.”


Stoke is high. Wintergreen has issued an “amazing conditions warning.”

Mount Bohemia

Hear me out: a ski resort with almost exclusively expert terrain.

No, I’m not talking about Sugar Mountain Resort on an icy day. I’m not talking about Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, or Arapahoe Basin in Colorado. I’m – believe it or not – actually talking about the midwest.

It’s called Mount Bohemia, in Michigan, ladies and gentlemen, and it looks like it rips.

I heard about this ski area for the first time at the Powder Keg – Powder Mountain’s slopeside bar – on Monday, after skiing with a friend-of-a-friend who lives in the self-proclaimed “middle of f***ing nowhere Wisconsin.” He told me a story about how he broke three ribs after crashing into a tree sideways.

“Did you get carried down by ski patrol?” I asked.

“Oh no, you don’t do that there. If you can get up, you make your way down,” he responded.

Well wouldn’t you know, Tim Neville and The New York Times must have heard our conversation, because a travel piece on the resort that sits seven hours from Minneapolis-St. Paul was published on Thursday.

Neville and five other loved ones skied the expert-only slopes on a frigid negative-3 degree day. The resort is owned by Lonie Glieberman, who built it from scratch after he co-owned and ran a Canadian Football League team. The secret to his success, he told Neville, was targeting experts. No one in the Midwest does that, he said.

You can read the full story from the NYT here. It’s a great read.

Lately, I have been itching to ride in the Midwest. That rope-tow culture seems like it’s the second-cousin of skiing and riding in North Carolina.

There are a few places left on my bucket list. Here they are, in no particular order:

  • Dartmouth Skiway, Hanover, New Hampshire
  • Oregon’s Timberline Lodge in the summer time
  • Any resort on Lake Tahoe
  • Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming
  • White Grass, West Virginia

The Rest

It’s a great way to meet like-minded, snow-loving people, and possibly make some lifelong friends in the process.

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