Thursday is looking pretty fantastic.
Northwest flow has engaged bringing natural snow to the resorts on the western side of the mountains, and some locations could see up to 6″ by the time things wind down tomorrow morning.
After the roller coaster weather of Wednesday which saw snow, sleet, rain, freezing rain, high wind, and even temperatures in the 50s, it is great to return to winter this morning.
A quick tour over at Resortcams shows a winter wonderland at most resorts – including several manmade blizzards with a little help from Ma Nature.
The totals are on the light side this morning, but we aren’t going to complain about any snow.
Wisp Resort is leading the snow reports this morning as they received 3″ of fresh snow in the past 24 hours, while Snowshoe, Canaan Valley, Timberline, Beech, and Sugar Mountain are in the 2″ range so far.
And counting I should add.
We have several others that have received a light dusting to help set the ambiance.
Don’t forget to check out Resortcams.com where you can watch it snow and check the conditions at your favorite resort. One of my morning highlights is doing a virtual tour of the area – especially on morning’s like today.
Unfortunately, the Virginia resorts are being left out of the natural snow fun so far this morning, but hopefully, they will be able to take advantage of snowmaking conditions later today.
Bryce did receive an inch of snow quickly in the roller coaster ride yesterday before it switched to sleet.
This is definitely a good start to the end of the week.
For complete details, be sure to visit the Snow Reports page.
Conditions are going to be fantastic on the slopes today, especially where the snow is falling. Here are a few notes from around the area.
- Snowmaking will continue as long as conditions allow at most resorts. This will include on open terrain.
- Omni Homestead is scheduled to resume operations as scheduled today, while Ski Sapphire Valley is set to crank things back up at noon on Friday.
- Wolf Ridge has zeroed out their snow report this morning, and it looks like they may have suspended operations early on Wednesday. I expect them to reopen today, but you may want to call ahead just to be sure today.
- With the snowmaking, expect to see some additional terrain opening in the next couple of days.
Today would be a great day to make some turns if you are able. The weekend is also shaping up quite nicely.
That does it for today, but until next time, #ThinkSnow!
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