As yesterday’s storm gradually leaves the area, local ski resorts are digging out of deep snow and preparing the slopes for a great day of skiing.
The most snow fell in Pennsylvania, where several resorts saw over a foot of accumulation. Heavy snow forced Whitetail to close yesterday at 4:30 p.m. due to treacherous road conditions. The resort received a total of 12-14 inches from the storm and plans on opening at 8:30 a.m. today, but notes that some trails may open late due to grooming and clearing operations.
Ski Liberty received over 11 inches of snow, bringing the average base to 22-48 inches with machine-groomed, packed powder conditions. 16 trails are open.
This time, resorts in West Virginia missed the most significant snowfall, although they received their fair share. Seven inches of snow have fallen at West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort, bringing the base depth to a head-turning 72-108 inches. All trails are open with groomed packed powder.
At the time this article went to press, few resorts had updated their condition reports for Monday. In general, a foot of snow fell at northern resorts while 7-8 inches fell at western resorts.
As is often the case in big snowstorms, conditions at the resorts are fantastic but getting to the resorts may be a challenge. Road crews are working to clear and treat roads, but you might wish to check with a resort on road conditions before making a trip. There were numerous traffic accidents last night on roads such as I-70. As the day progresses, road conditions should improve.
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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