Colder temperatures are returning to the region, opening the possibility that more local resorts will bring their snowguns out of hibernation.
Snowshoe Mountain Resort wasted no time, taking advantage of a dip in temperatures Saturday night to fire up the snowguns. At 8 a.m. on Saturday, the snowguns were busy fortifying Skidder Slope, one of seven trails currently open at the West Virginia resort. Through the week, Snowshoe is expecting temperatures to remain at or below freezing, and some natural snow may be in the forecast around Tuesday. With ideal snowmaking conditions, Snowshoe is hoping to expand trail openings and quickly recover from a recent warm spell.
Other West Virginia resorts are shooting for opening dates in early December. Canaan Valley Resort had hoped to open last Friday, but is now shooting for December 3. Winterplace has also set December 3 as a tentative opening date, while Timberline is looking to open on December 10.
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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