Sunday, Fun Day at Four Ski Resorts for Today, November 17, 2019

FeaturedFirst Trax

Photo of the Day Credit – nice shot of Canaan Valley Resort’s Snowmaking from this weekend. Photo – Justin Harris.

As the title of this post says, it is Sunday, November 17th (happy birthday to my sister) and I am proud to report there are (4) ski resorts open for the business of skiing and snowboarding today.

Let’s get right to those and then I’ll share a bunch more.

Appalachian Ski Mountain – 8 slopes, 3 lifts and a dozen or so features setup on Apple Jack and Apple Jam (their terrain park runs)

Bryce Resort – 2 slopes (Bunny Slope & Bootlegger) open for Sunday.

Cataloochee Ski Area – Today we offer one session only: Day skiing only from 8:30am-4:30pm. With a morning or afternoon half day rate also available. Please note we are on regular early season operating schedule of 8:30am – 4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday and 9am – 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

Cataloochee Ski Area looking all awesome and ready for Sunday fun! Click to Enlarge!


Sugar Mountain – open for day and night sessions with 7 slopes and 3 lifts on a reported base of 20-34″

As I updated the SNOW REPORT this morning there were FIVE ski areas making snow. Those were Canaan Valley Resort, Massanutten Resort, Snowshoe Mountain, Winterplace Resort and Wisp Resort.

I have posted the temperatures from across ALL (16) of the mountaintops as of 8am this morning:

Appalachian Ski Mtn – 35°
Beech Mountain – 43°
Bryce – 29°
Canaan Valley 25°
Cataloochee Ski Area – 34°
Massanutten Resort – 29°
Ober Gatlinburg – 35°
Sapphire Valley – 40°
Snowshoe Mountain – 23°
Sugar Mountain – 38°
The Omni Homestead – 29°
Wintergreen – 30°
Winterplace – 29°
Wisp Resort – 22°
Wolf Ridge – 38°

There were some temperature inversions happening mostly in the North Carolina High Country were I saw 35° at App and 43° at Beech. An hour or so later Beech was down to 37°.

Here are some nice shares from this morning

Canaan Valley making more snow this morning at 23 degrees


Massanutten Resort is blasting the slopes in preparation for opening next weekend. Click to Enlarge


Snowshoe Mountain Resort – JUST WOW! Click to Enlarge!


Wisp Resort in Maryland is looking prime time… Click to Enlarge!



While we only have 4 ski areas operating on this mid-November Sunday – our viewership numbers are reflecting traffic more like what we’d expect for mid-January and February and with a heavy snowfall!

My first Video Snow Report shot on Saturday morning garnered 10,590 views on Facebook alone and more than 17,500 total – including (And as I am typing up this Sunday report, those video views have soared by another 3,000!)

As I looked at our viewer numbers over the last 24 hours, it is more like mid-season. Including those Facebook numbers, we also saw 163,500 camera views/sessions to ResortCams on Saturday.

That’s quite a mid-November day with more than 20,000 dedicated visitors to our ski content and more than 183,000 overall via, and our Facebook content as well.



Snowmaking Happening North of North Carolina

Massanutten Resort – making snow at 29° this morning.

Just Colder in West Virginia and Maryland

Snowshoe Mountain is creating some MASSIVE whales all over their mountain at 20-23° this morning. The top of the mountain camera at Shavers is impressive, but they have mountains of snow over at Silver Creek and down at the Boathouse…and every where in between. Next week’s opening will be impressive for their Friday, November 22nd rope drop.

Canaan Valley is at 25° and making more snow towards their opening in December.

Wisp Resort is showing 22° and they are cranking out the snow.

Announced Openings Include:

Beech Mountain Resort – November 23rd
Snowshoe Mountain Resort – November 22nd
Massanutten Resort – November 23rd
Canaan Valley Resort – December 13th
Ober Gatlinburg – Opens for Tubing November 23rd
Sapphire Valley – Target date of December 14th

All of the rest are To Be Announced, which means that they will open as soon as they can and weather permitting. Those are:

Omni Homestead Resort
Wintergreen Resort
Winterplace Resort
Wisp Resort
Wolf Ridge Resort


I want to thank everyone who responded to our invitation to be a part of our content team. We had (44) snow industry loving souls connect with us and I will admit that we’ve been so busy that I have not had an opportunity to reach out. We want to recruit writers and photographers in close proximity to ALL of our snow mountain communities and it seems that we’ve had the kind of response I was hoping for. If you have previously reached out, hang in there as I hope to catch up some this weekend.

If not, check out the story HERE and let us know if you’re interested. the more the merrier.

Until tomorrow…guys please visit each of the sites below and support our advertisers. Without them (and you) we could not provide the resources that we do via, and more.

Our Ski Network is:

Also please share, follow and LIKE US via these Social Media connections.

Feel free to email me at [email protected]

We would love it if you would LIKE/FOLLOW US on Facebook and Instagram.

Lots more “What’s New” Content coming daily!

Previous Post
Appalachian Ski Mountain on Opening Day, Friday, November 15, 2019
Next Post
It’s Here
Related Posts