Thursday Transition Back To Winter

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Today’s featured image is a glorious photo from Beech Mountain earlier this week.

After a spring preview, we are heading back to winter.

Wednesday was absolutely incredible on the slopes as we had a bluebird day and mildish temperatures.

Today, however, will be a transition day as winter is starting to make its return in the region today.

Thursday will have cooler temperatures, and Friday will even be cooler with snow returning in the afternoon.

Winter’s return may be interrupted by this weekend’s weather as we could be on a roller coaster weather ride the next few days.

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Brad will be sharing his latest skier’s forecast in the next couple of days so be on the lookout for that.

Today will be a great day on the slopes (isn’t every day a good day when you can make laps?) as conditions are still excellent across the region.

For the full conditions report, be sure to hop over to the Snow Reports page.

Here is a quick glance at where we stand on this Thursday morning:

North Carolina
App Ski Mountain – App Ski remains 100% open with 12 trails available for play. They are riding on a 74-94″ base with a groomed surface and have five lifts in operation.

Beech Mountain – Beech also is remaining at 100% open with 17 trails ready for laps. Those trails are serviced by six lifts, and Beech is reporting a 44-80″ base with a groomed surface.

Cataloochee – Cat is playing almost at 100% as they have 17-of-18 trails open and five lifts spinning. They are reporting a 61-91″ base with a groomed surface.

Ski Sapphire Valley – Sapphire Valley is set to reopen at noon on Friday for tubing and skiing.

Sugar Mountain – Sugar is offering 100% availability as well with 21 trails ready for play. They are reporting a loose and frozen granular surface with a 42-97″ base and five lifts in operation.

Wolf Ridge – Wolf is playing on six trails with three lifts turning. They have a groomed surface atop a 24-64″ base.

West Virginia
Canaan Valley – Canaan is playing on 46 trails (with just one closed) as they have a majority of their natural snow-only slopes open today. They have four lifts in operation and are reporting a 30-40″ base with a packed powder and groomed surface.

Interestingly, today is the first day in just over a week that Canaan and Timberline haven’t reported at least an inch of natural snow.

Snowshoe – The crew at 4848′ is playing hard as they remain at 100% open (61 trails) with 12 lifts turning. They are reporting a 58″ base with a groomed surface.

Timberline – Timberline has had a stellar reopening season and they are currently riding on 22 trails and three lifts – which is 100%. They are reporting a 16-60″ base with a groomed surface.

Winterplace – The Ghent resort is playing on 24 trails with six lifts in operation. They have a 28-48″ base with a groomed surface to play on.

Bryce Resort – Bryce is riding on 100% open slopes with nine in total available for play. They have a 60″ base with a groomed surface and are offering three lifts to get you up the mountain.

Massanutten – The ‘Nut is open for day skiing only today, and they are playing at 100% with 15 trails open. They have five lifts turning and are reporting a 50″ base with a groomed surface.

Omni Homestead – The Omni Homestead reopens for the weekend today at noon. They are playing on seven trails with two lifts in operation. They are reporting a groomed surface.

Wintergreen – Wintergreen is also at 100% for open slopes with 26. Four lifts are currently spinning, while they are reporting a groomed surface on a 50+” base.

Ober Gatlinburg – Ober has had an outstanding season and they are still rocking some outstanding conditions with nine-of-ten slopes open. Those trails are serviced by three lifts with a 40-65″ base with a groomed surface.

Wisp Resort – Wisp is reporting a 34″ base with groomed and loose granular conditions. They are playing on 33-of-34 slopes with eight lifts spinning.

As a friendly Thursday reminder, be sure to check with your intended destination this weekend regarding ticket availability and if you can buy tickets in advance.

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

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