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Snow has made its debut in the mid-Atlantic region, from both the sky and the snowguns of several resorts. On Saturday, November 10, West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort received two inches of fresh powder. Snowshoe also has eight days of snowmaking under its belt, and hopes to continue making snow whenever the mercury dips in anticipation of opening on November 21.

Recent snowmaking at Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Photo provided by Snowshoe Mountain Resort.

Light snow has also fallen in the Canaan Valley region and up into the mountains of Pennsylvania. West Virginia’s Timberline Resort made some snow this past Thursday.

Natural snow fell in the Canaan Valley region on November 9, 2007. Photo provided by Laura Reed.

So far, the only mid-Atlantic ski areas to open are in North Carolina. Sugar Mountain and Cataloochee both opened on November 7, 2007, although Cataloochee closed on November 12, hoping to re-open on November 17. At this time of the season, DCSki recommends contacting ski areas before making a trip, as operating schedules can quickly change.

Meanwhile, anticipation is building as the Buncher Company plans to share its vision for the future of Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort. The Pennsylvania resort changed ownership from the Kettler family to the Buncher Company on August 31, 2007. Since that time, there has been a whirlwind of activity as the resort prepares for the winter season. On Thursday, November 15, the Buncher Company will unveil a master plan reflecting significant improvements to the ski facilities, lodging, real estate, and recreational amenities.

Hidden Valley recently installed a web cam, which users can control directly from a web site.

A new Park Bully groomer arrived at Hidden Valley last week. Photo provided by Hidden Valley Four Seasons Resort.
About M. Scott Smith

M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.

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