The following summarizes current conditions at area resorts. Many local resorts received a significant amount of “mixed precipitation” the past two days; in laymen’s terms, that means rain or at least very wet snow. Cold temperatures are expected to return to the area very soon, and this may make slopes somewhat icy until the resorts are able to make some snow. The good news is that all local areas will be able to resume snowmaking during the coming nights.
The recent storm managed to dump 1 inch of snow at Ski Liberty, and even more “mixed precipitation.” Base depth is currently 16-24 inches; 7 trails are open with loose granular conditions. The arrival of colder temperatures tonight should allow Liberty to fire up the snowguns.
Snowshoe Mountain Resort managed to get 11 inches of new snow from the storm, although it was a wet and heavy snow. All of Snowshoe’s terrain is open (54 trails), with a base depth from 36-78 inches.
Ski Roundtop has 11 slopes open, with a base depth from 15-30 inches. Roundtop honestly admits that conditions are “wet snow.” Conditions should improve rapidly in the coming days.
Seven Springs received 10 inches of new snow before the snow changed over to rain on Thursday. 14 slopes and 16 trails are open at Seven Springs, with a base depth from 42-54 inches (12-15 inches in natural snow areas). Conditions are granular and packed powder.
Whitetail received 3 inches of snow before the “mixed conditions” came. 9 slopes are open with a base depth from 14-32 inches. Conditions are wet granular.
All 23 trails are open at Wisp, with a base depth of 24-82 inches. Wisp received over 10 inches of snow from the recent storm. Wisp plans to resume snowmaking Friday on Squirrel Cage and the Halfpipe.
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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