The First Snow Of 2022 Delivers Great Start To The Year

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That was fun.

Monday was a fantastic day for snow lovers, and a great day for the resorts as the winter system moved through with fantastic results.

The slopes are a different world compared to what we were looking at Sunday morning – thanks to Ma Nature and the mountain operation crews (huge #ThankASnowmaker!).

A picture can say a thousand words and that is true over on Resortcams this morning. Take a look at some of these views.

Bill Nabers at Bryce sent over a couple of incredible shots (including today’s featured image) from the Monday snow.


Some of the overall snow totals were just flat-out impressive considering it only really snowed for five or so hours.

Beech Mountain, Massanutten Resort, and Sugar Mountain were the big winners as the three resorts received a total of 8″ of natural powder.

Winterplace, Wintergreen, and Omni Homestead each received around 5″ of snow from the system.

Bryce, Ober Gatlinburg, and Wolf Ridge each finished with 4″.

Gatlinburg was hit particularly hard as the wet snow and wind combined to bring a number of trees down – including shutting down the two main roads into town. Some peaks around the town received 9″.

Snowshoe ended the event with a fresh 3″ of snow.

All-in-all, it was a pretty impressive system.

The best part? We could have some natural snow in the forecast for Thursday afternoon/night and some really nice snowmaking windows.

We will take it.

There are seven resorts open for play today – up from three yesterday.

For the full report, be sure to visit the Snow Reports page, but here are some notable items.

  • App Ski Mountain, Beech Mountain, Cataloochee, and Timberline are resuming operations today. They join Bryce Resort, Snowshoe Mountain and Sugar Mountain as resorts that are open for play today.
  • App Ski will be opening at noon, while the other three are operating on a normal schedule.
  • Massanutten and Wintergreen are set to reopen on Wednesday, while Winterplace is looking at resuming operations on Thursday.
  • Snowshoe was able to reopen the Soaring Eagle lift this morning (Widowmaker is closed, but hopefully will reopen in the next couple of days).
  • Snowmaking will continue as long as conditions allow so be prepared if you are planning on making some turns today.

It has been an exciting start to the 2022 portion of the season. Hopefully, we can keep the momentum going.

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Snow always brings out some great social posts from the resorts, and Monday was no different.

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


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