The First Saturday of the 2020-21 Season is Here

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Today’s featured image is from Beech Mountain from ResortCams. It is such a spectacular view from the 5506′ Skybar.

Welcome to the first Saturday of the 2020-21 season.

Cataloochee and Sugar Mountain remain open for skiing and snowboarding today on what is going to be a beautiful but warm Saturday at those resorts.

The conditions haven’t changed much from yesterday at either resort as temperatures remained in the 40’s overnight to prohibit snowmaking.

Sugar is playing on an 8-21″ base with a loose and frozen granular surface with five slopes open being serviced by two lifts.

Cataloochee is riding on a granular surface with an 8-16″ base and playing on the same five trail line-up as yesterday.

It has been fun to talk about open resorts and both resorts deserve major kudos for giving us an appetizer so to speak to help us get excited about the upcoming season.

If you have’t had a chance to check it out, Kenny did a trip report and vlog on his trip to Sugar Mountain for opening day. You can check it out by clicking here.

Ober Gatlinburg also starts their winter season today as snowtubing opens for the first time this season. Ober hasn’t announced an opening date for ski or snowboarding yet.

For Ober Gatlinburg snowtubing, you must purchase tickets in advance online this season, and it is one of the hottest tickets in the Gatlinburg area.

Also, Ober hosted the annual Back in Blue event last night. Be sure to be lo the lookout for the highlight videos Tom and his crew produce this upcoming week.

We are still on the lookout for snowmaking windows for all of our resorts – Monday night certainly looks interesting as well as the end of the week next week.

Could a cooler pattern be emerging after Thanksgiving?

Let’s hope.

That does it for today, but until next time – #ThinkSnow and #ThinkCold!

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