Waiting for Snow and Cold to Arrive Tonight

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Toady’s featured photo is from messageboard member Meimei from her trip to Cataloochee over the weekend. 

It’s a waiting game for today.

Cold and some snow are on the way, but first, we have to get through some rain before we get to the good stuff.

To say it is a wet morning might be an understatement as the entire region has seen some heavy rain so far this morning.

It’s a rainy morning at Cataloochee.

Rain is forecasted to be persistent throughout the day, but there could be some breaks later on.

The good stuff arrives this evening as the rain will transition to natural snow and bring along some really good snowmaking conditions as temperatures are going to drop like a rock today – we are talking nearly 30 degrees by the time 5 pm rolls around.

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Totals will be on the lighter side with most resorts getting around 1-3” of natural snow overnight.

In his latest Skiers’ Forecast, Brad mentioned that Winterplace, Ober Gatlinburg and some of the Virginia resorts could be the big winners as their totals could approach 4-5”.

For those who may have it, here is Brad’s latest forecast.


It is going to be a wild roller coaster ride the next few days, but this week’s cold snap has perfect timing.

Wednesday and Thursday should be outstanding.

Five resorts are open today for play. Bases are taking a bit of a hit the past two days with the rain and warm temperatures, but all-in-all conditions don’t look bad all things considered.

You can take see the latest conditions by checking out the Snow Report.

As soon as Ma Nature allows, everyone will have their snow guns on for a refresh of the slopes. Last week showed that the incredible mountain op guys can have the slopes in excellent conditions in a short period.

Until next time, #ThinkSnow!

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