Sugar Mountain Opens for the 2005-2006 Season!

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Sugar Mountain has been making snow since Wednesday and lots of it! They have put down enough during this cold snap to open two trails this morning and they will be open to their 3/4 station on a base of 10-24". One look at the Extreme Sugar Cam is worth a thousand words.  Take a look:

Cataloochee will be skiing from 1pm until 10pm for twilight and night skiing on Friday and open for day skiing only on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30am – 4:30pm. They will be making snow continually as the temperatures permit and plan to open midstation on Lower Omigosh with two additional slopes by Saturday morning.

Ski Beech has been making snow since Wednesday and will open Saturday morning and ski from 8:30am to 4:30pm (day skiing only). Ski Beech will open with four trails and to the top of Upper Shawneehaw.

Snowshoe Resort just updated us and they’ve announced  that Snowshoe Mountain Resort will be opening the slopes for the winter season this Wednesday, November, 23rd–just in time for Thanksgiving. They will have at least 8 trails and three lifts operating for the rope drop at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

We were kind of thinking that Appalachian might open this morning.  They have been cranking out the snow and could ski today but they aiming to open the first of the week.  They are putting the finishing touches on a new Conveyor Belt (one of the Magic Carpet conveyors for beginners) and they hope to have it ready to open Monday or Tuesday.

Hawksnest is looking to open the first week in December.  They are working setting up the biggest, baddest terrain park in the region.  A lot is already in place and terrain park enthusiasts should love that news.

Sapphire Valley will be opening for the 2005-2006 season sometime around December 22nd. and Still Clearing the Dust!

We always seem to be caught off guard a little at the beginning of the season.  Last year we put a major new look to our websites and that got us behind early.  This season we are not undertaking the task of revamping more than 700 pages of content.  However, we are wrapping up (60) new pages of content for all of the ski areas that we cover.  You can get a glimpse of many of them by going to the ski report and clicking on the resort links.  We’ll debut the full content sometime over the next 2-4 days.

The contests are bigger and better this season and all of those will be available to enter by Tuesday…just in time for a Thanksgiving treat.

There’s alot of scrambling going on amongst those of us in the snow-related business and we’ll share some of the most notable ones with you guys soon.

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Until Next Time…

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