Snowmaking ops began in earnest back on November 24th and 25thy. That attempt at getting enough snow on the ground to open didn’t pay off. However, Sugar got the season started on Friday, November 27th at 10am and Cataloochee followed suit and opened three hours later at 1pm.
We’ll recap the entire season for those of you with short term memory loss…within a couple of days…so be sure to check back soon for some closing comments.
However, after 137 days Appalachian Ski Mountain and Cataloochee Ski Area bring the 2009-2010 Ski and Snowboarding season to a close. It was a special season of extremes for certain. After a slower than usual start to the season and very little natural snowfall through the first week of December – the bottom fell out of the heavenly snow bins and continually dumped snow after snow on our resorts from mid December, all through January and February and then around the first week of March…just simply stopped.
We’re hearing "best season ever" remarks from more than a few ski resorts and after record snowfall for many areas within our region. We’re also hearing that most of our ski area management teams are ready for a well-deserved break. They won’t relax long however as there’s always much to be done to prepare for next season.
So for a couple of days…keep checking back if you want to see some closing comments by us. We also invite you to stay in touch with the area through our www.HighCountryWebCams.com and www.LowCountryWebCams.com websites. If you’re into golf be sure to check out www.GolfNorthCarolina.com and/or www.GolfSC.com as we bring you some of the best of nearly 900 golf courses in the region.
Give us a couple of days to compile some news and closing comments and check back.
Thanks to every one of you who took time to visit the site this season. Special thanks to those of you who attended our ski summits at Beech and Snowshoe this season. We look forward to doing it all again beginning sometime in October…
Until next time…