Mother Nature Drops Snow On Beech, Sugar, Timberline, Winterplace, Snowshoe, and More

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Technically speaking, it’s a powder day.

There isn’t a lot of it, but Mother Nature blessed the southeast with a coat of the good stuff yesterday.

The Summit of Timberline. Via ResortCams.

Sugar, Beech, Snowshoe, Canaan Valley, Winterplace, Wintergreen, Timberline, and Appalachian Ski Mountain have all been blanketed with at least a little bit of snow. Some more than others, but just like meteorologist Brad Panovich told us, the snowmaking temperatures are back alongside it.

Today’s the big day: Massanutten’s camouflage day. Wear camo and get $15 off a slope-use ticket. Part of the proceeds will benefit the Brain Injury Connections of the Shenandoah Valley’s Brain Injury Awareness Month.

Here’s what else you need to know to ski and ride in the southeast today:

Sugar Mountain

Discord user Applander was at Sugar yesterday. Here’s what they had to say:

Photo courtesy of Discord user Applander.

Snowed all morning, maybe 2-inches total. Guns were also blasting. Best snow we found was skiers left of Gunther’s. Got really crowded around noon. Fun day out there.”


Discord user Crdimarzo was at Snowshoe yesterday, and reported in with some short, but very sweet breaking news.

“Dumping today,” they said.

Photo courtesy of Discord user Crdimarzo.

There’s 2 inches of fresh snow today. There are 58 trails open and all 12 lifts are spinning. USASA ski racing and boardercross is going off today on Spruce, and Widowmaker will have a delayed opening again today until 11:30 a.m. for race training.

“It’s going to be a perfect Sunday Funday on the mountain, with a fresh coat of snow and lots of sunshine,” the ski report says. “Last night’s cold temperatures allowed our snowmakers to beef up the base until the next round of cooperative weather arrives later in the week. Timberjack is open as a ski trail without features. “


Here’s a cool little thing.

Masanutten is hosting a homecoming event for all of its former employees. On March 3, if you used to work at Massanutten, you’re invited to ski and ride for free. A mid-mountain party will go off from noon to 4 p.m. featuring DJ AK Lion. To redeem your free lift ticket, sign up online here.

From the snow report this morning:

It’s cold this morning! The snowmaking team has been hard at work all night and the groomers got out early to lay down their famous corduroy. Thank a snowmaker. We have a high in the mid 40s with sunshine and a light breeze. It’s going to be an awesome day! We are still 100% open for day and night skiing.”

Appalachian Ski Mountain

Snow was made overnight, but the guns are off, and App Ski is ready for some turns today.

“Mother Nature brought us some snow yesterday, and we added to it all night!,” the marketing team said on Instagram. “It’s looking to be a beautiful Sunday to ride!”

Discord user Tigerprowl2112 was there yesterday.

“Fun day at App. I taught a couple of lessons and enjoyed my Rossignol E88’s as Big Appal bumped up a bit,” they said.

Photo courtesy of Discord user Tigerprowl2112.

Discord user Mtns2Sea was also there with their six-year-old son.

“Epic day. He rode a chair lift for the first time and was unloading by himself and without falling. Hope we still have some gas in the tank on the season.”


In the second-to-last weekend of the season, Winterplace was hit with some good stuff.

The resort has about an inch of fresh snow this morning after the storm swept through. That means 28 trails are open, and eight lifts are spinning. The Bluebird Festival continues today, and features the family race, food trucks, and live music.


There’s over an inch of fresh snow at Timberline. The National Weather Service is reporting just under two inches in Davis, West Virginia.

“Snowmaking began Saturday evening on key areas of the mountain, and ran overnight to refresh conditions and expand coverage,” the snow report says. “There will be no active snowmaking during operating hours today. You’ll find excellent machine groomed surface conditions on the mountain today.”

Bryce Resort

It’s a chilly one at Bryce today. We’re looking at temperatures in the high-teens this morning. Eight trails are open and four lifts are spinning.

Photo courtesy of ResortCams.

Winterfest will be held on March 9. Here’s the schedule:

9-10 a.m. | Pancake and Waffle Breakfast
10 a.m. | Polar Plunge
noon-5 p.m. | Barkely performs at Carter’s
1 p.m. | Costume Parade
2 p.m. | Pond Skimming


There’s an inch of fresh snow out there, and snowmaking temperatures hovering around 22 degrees this morning.

“We had snowmaking running all night and the slopes are covered in a fresh layer of snow,” the snow report says. “Conditions are great and the corduroy is ready to be carved.”


It a bit crowded out there on Saturday, but there’s three inches of the good stuff this morning to play around in if you’re able to get over there. Jamie Overcash, a SkiSoutheast reader, is DJing a set today.

And if you’re looking to squeeze another March trip in with your family, book a vacation with the Premier Mountain Guides.

The Omni Homestead

While the Omni’s ski season is ending, there is some good news. Golf season is nearly upon us.

Photo courtesy of ResortCams.

“While we love our winter activities, we’re also looking forward to the opening of The Cascades golf course on Friday, March 29!” marketing director Lynn Swann said. “We’re ready for another day of snow sports! Our team has maintained our slopes to keep us at four trails with an average base of 13-inches and one lane of tubing.”

Video Of The Day

We all know the feeling. It’s a powder day, and you and your friends just put real-life on hold for a few hours to hit the resort and get first tracks. You’re bombing through the trees, dropping off of rocks, and surfing in the powder, having the run of your life. “What can possibly be better than this?” you think to yourself. You might even shout that to your friend.

Then you reach the bottom of the run. And you see the chairlift. More specifically, you see the line snaking around the chairlift. Stoke, please hold.

Nitro Snowboards team rider Elias Elhardt captures that feeling perfectly in the first minute of his short film Inexclusive. When he and rider Jason Robinson ran into that lift line while filming a project at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, they dipped down the road to Snow King, where lift tickets were just $95 and the lift lines didn’t exist.

“With this film, Elias Elhardt wants to shed light on this rising exclusivity of our sport, especially in the big resorts worldwide, and meanwhile pay tribute to the local mountain operations,” the YouTube description reads. “These smaller resorts can still offer a gateway for many people to get into snowboarding and regularly share turns with their local community.”

The Rest

Thanks to everyone that has already joined us on Discord.

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