Today’s featured image is from earlier in the week from Cataloochee.
The stage is set for an incredible weekend.
A fresh coating of snow at some resorts is helping put us in the holiday spirit this morning.
After Wednesday’s heavy snow in some locations, we saw continuing snow showers off and on Thursday and even into Thursday night.
Beech Mountain picked up two inches of fresh snow, while Sugar Mountain reported an additional inch to bring their storm total to three inches.
Cataloochee and Wolf Ridge each also reported an inch. Several other resorts saw a dusting.
Snowmaking was in full force as well making for pretty sweet conditions as we head into the weekend.
Today also brings about the long-awaited reopening of Timberline Mountain as well as the opening of Snowshoe’s Silver Creek.
Canaan Valley and Massanutten are slated to kick off the season tomorrow.
Pretty sweet weekend. Not to mention, we could also see some more natural snow on Sunday and next week.
We will take it.
Here is a quick rundown of conditions at all of the open resorts.
App Ski Mountain – App is playing on seven trails with five lifts spinning today. They have a 28-50″ base with a groomed surface. Of note, Appal Jam is closed until tomorrow for concentrated snowmaking.
Beech Mountain – Beech is back up to 11 trails today with five lifts in operation. They are reporting a 28-44″ base with a groomed surface.
Cataloochee – Cataloochee is riding on a packed powder surface with a 26-40″ base. They are offering 10 trails that are served by four lifts.
Ski Sapphire – Ski Sapphire is opening for skiing and tubing today with both trails and lifts in operation. They are a 28″ base.
Sugar Mountain – Sugar Mountain is reporting a 25-58″ base with a natural powder and frozen granular surface. They have 11 trails open with four lifts turning as we head into the weekend.
Wolf Ridge – The Wolf is playing on a groomed surface with a 16-34″ base. They have four slopes and four lifts open.
Snowshoe Mountain – 4848′ is looking heavenly today as they are playing on 109 acres – including Silver Creek. They have 27 trails open with eight lifts spinning and feature a groomed surface atop a 45″ base.
Timberline – It is opening day for Timberline after a successful preview weekend last weekend. They were anticipating ten slopes and two lifts in operation with a 5-15″ base with a groomed surface.
Winterplace – The Ghent resort is reporting a packed powder and groomed surface this morning on a 28-48″ base. They are skiing and riding on 15 trails that are serviced by five lifts.
Bryce Resort – After a wonderful opening day, Bryce has added another trail to the count bringing their total to five open slopes that are serviced by three lifts. They have a 30″ base with groomed conditions. Ice skating and tubing are slated to open tomorrow.
Wintergreen – Wintergreen is reporting a groomed surface on a 20″ base. They currently have seven slopes open for play with two lifts turning.
Ober Gatlinburg – Ober was putting some serious snow down this morning in prep as they are reporting a 20-30″ base that will have groomed conditions. They are open from 10a-8p today with five slopes and three lifts.
Wisp – Wednesday’s big winner is playing on nine trails with three lifts spinning as we start the weekend. They are reporting an 18″ base with a groomed surface.
You can view the complete details over at the Snow Reports page.
As mentioned, Canaan Valley and Massanutten are set to open tomorrow. The Omni Homestead is shooting for a Christmas Eve opening to kick off their season.
It is going to be a fantastic weekend so I hope you can get out and enjoy it.
That does it for today, but until next time, #ThinkSnow!
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