West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort has had no shortage of natural snowfall this year: to date, the resort has received 132 inches of snow, and the season isn’t over yet. A storm bringing coastal flood warnings to eastern Maryland is expected to bring snow to Snowshoe, to the tune of 20”.
Snowshoe has 100% of their terrain open and continues to make snow to build up a base that should last well into the spring. The current storm is expected to bring wet snow, which will boost the resort’s base depth even higher than its current 34-72 inches. Meanwhile, the storm is expected to bring heavy rain in the D.C. area. The rain may turn over to wet snow in western sections of Maryland and Pennsylvania. The storm will fizzle out by Thursday.
West Virginia ski areas, along with Maryland’s Wisp Resort, have been able to survive and even thrive through a perilously mild winter. While temperatures in the D.C. area have been warm, hurting snowmaking efforts at the closest resorts, western Maryland and West Virginia have enjoyed cooler temperatures and respectable amounts of natural snow.
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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