Helped in no small way by the cold temperatures, conditions at area resorts are rapidly improving. All local ski areas have been aggressively making snow in anticipation of the three-day weekend. Resorts that were forced to close due to the recent warm temperature are now welcoming back skiers and snowboarders.
Snowshoe Mountain Resort is adding to a base depth of 20-60 inches. 47 out of 54 trails are open between the Snowshoe mountain and nearby Silver Creek. Snowshoe expects to receive a small amount of natural snow early today.
Wisp has a base depth of 6-52 inches, with 16 trails open. Wisp is expecting some natural snowfall this weekend.
Up at Seven Springs, skiers and boarders can find a base depth of 24-32 inches. 12 slopes and 13 trails are open. Some slopes have limitations.
Ski Liberty and Ski Roundtop have both re-opened after being forced to close due to the warmer temperatures. Ski Liberty is laying snow on top of a base depth of 10-18 inches, and has 7 trails open. At Ski Roundtop, snowmakers are working to add to a base depth of 12-24 inches. Four slopes are open.
Whitetail plans on re-opening today with 5 trails and a base depth between 8-25 inches.
Due to rather awkward weather conditions the past two weeks, snow conditions at area resorts may be mixed, and less than ideal. Some resorts are offering discounted lift tickets due to the limited terrain open. With ample snowmaking and grooming, all of the area resorts hope to attract skiers for the three-day weekend. Be sure to check with the resort prior to making a trip to get the latest conditions.
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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