Up to 4″ of Snow Blankets the NC Mountains as Frigid, Snowmaking Temps as Well!

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The promised cold and snow hit New Year’s Eve at many places and on New Year’s Day across much of the area. We don’t have snow totals as yet from many places because it’s STILL SNOWING!

The other big news is the massive amount of manmade snow that resorts have been able to blast the slopes with! Here are some numbers as we have them right now!

Appalachian Ski Mountain showed a 7° reading last night and good snowfall (no official number as yet), but they also upped their base by 8". They are reporting 6 trails open, terrain parks and ice skating.

Cataloochee reported 10° and they had already seen 2" of snow by 8pm last night. Snow continues to fall so that is way under what they have this morning. They will have 7 trails today with POWDER conditions and the tubing park will open Thursday morning.

Hawksnest reports 2°. They report 3" of new snow and 6 trails plus the tubing hill open today. Their base depth jumped 10" on the max side showing some great snowmaking weather.

Sapphire Valley – NO REPORT…but we have to believe that they are making snow. We’ll get an update Thursday morning.

Ski Beech reported 5° and about 3" of new snow and snow flurries this morning. They have 4 trails available.

Sugar Mountain reports the coldest spot this AM with a minus 2° reading and 3" of new snow. They have had 8.5" of snow on the season so far and will offer 9 trails for your pleasure today. They are also offering snow day discounts even though the area’s kids are still out of school on their Christmas break. Cool!

Wolf Ridge had not updated their website as yet this AM, but according to the Southeast Ski report, they have 4" of new snow as of this morning with 6 trails, terrain park and tubing to enjoy in powder conditions today!

I am traveling today, so that’s it for now. The great news is that it is still snowing across the region and the that and some great snowmaking has made for the best conditions of the season RIGHT NOW! Get out and enjoy it and get us YOUR snow photos and videos!

Enjoy your day…

Until Next time…

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