The Great Whale Hunt

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Today’s featured image is from Snowshoe Resort over the weekend.

The migration of the great snow whales is underway.

It is a special time of year as resorts that are planning to open this upcoming weekend have started moving the massive piles of snow – aka “snow whales” – and there are some massive ones on the mountains in the region.

Before we get to the snow whales, there are three open resorts this morning as App Ski Mountain, Cataloochee and Sugar Mountain are open.

Cataloochee was looking pristine this morning.

You can view the ski report by clicking here, and conditions are about the same as yesterday.

App Ski Mountain is playing on 30-40” base with eight slopes while Cataloochee has a 24-40” base with five slopes. Sugar Mountain is maintaining a 20-34” base with seven slopes.

There are great conditions out there for mid-November.

Now back to the snow whales.

Snowshoe posted this incredible video about the migration of the Cheat Mountain Snow Whale in advance of Friday’s opening.

Cheat Mountain isn’t the only place to find snow whales right now. They can be found all over the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic at resorts who have made snow the past couple of weeks.

Most notably, Canaan Valley, Winterplace and Wisp have some good looking snow whales. Check out this video from Canaan Valley’s Justin Harris amongst the whales.

The Mountain Report

Snow! Snow! And more snow! The Mountain Report is coming at you today from the top of our whales on the slopes, and it is obvious just how much work our snowmakers have been putting into the hill. Click play and check out the sights, and hear Justin talk about our job fair and available positions. And we are looking for a Media Intern for this coming season, so if you are interested in working with Justin on our mountain, email us at to become part of our team! #CanaanResort #TheMountainReport

Posted by Canaan Valley Resort on Monday, November 18, 2019

Those whales provide a great stockpile to keep the bases steady throughout the early part of the winter.

As the migration of the elusive snow whale starts, there will be some snowmaking windows over the next couple of days to help resorts freshen up their stockpiles of snow.

Winterplace is looking sweet with whales of snow.

Bryce Resort To Offer $25 Ski/Bike Tickets

Bryce Resort had such a great weekend that they are going to do it all over again this upcoming weekend. For $25, you can get ski and board on the slopes and also ride the mountain biking trails.

Bryce will also offer tubing this weekend.

Lees-McRae College to host Teton Gravity Research Film Tour
The Lees-McRae College Ski Industry Business and Instruction minor and the Lees-McRae Ski and Snowboard team are set to host the Teton Gravity Research Film Tour this Thursday in Banner Elk.

The event is in conjunction with Beech Mountain and sponsored by Ski Southeast, Catalyst Sports, Beech Meadows Ski Shop and Root Down Hair Studio.

The film begins at 7 p.m., and there is a raffle as part of the event. For more information, click here.

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