Snowmaking Begins and Continues 1
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While North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain Resort opened for the season on Monday, several resorts to the north began or continued making snow in preparation for the launch of their season.

In West Virginia, Timberline Resort began making snow on Monday afternoon, November 20, 2006. Timberline is aiming to open by December 7 or earlier.

Virginia’s Wintergreen Resort began making snow at 7:07 p.m. on Monday evening.

Meanwhile, at Snowshoe Mountain Resort, the guns continue running in preparation for a Thanksgiving opening date. Snowshoe ran the guns continuously over the weekend except for a 3-hour break. Snowshoe currently has 70 guns blowing on 13 trails. Snowshoe plans to open Skidder, Heisler Way, Lower Whistlepunk, Spruce Glades, Powder Monkey and Cross Cut on November 23, with more trails possibly coming on-line by the weekend.

In Maryland, Wisp Resort began making its first snow on Monday night. Wisp has not announced a target opening date.

Pennslyvania’s Seven Springs Resort also fired up its snowguns around 11:30 p.m. on Monday evening.

Timberline Resort began making snow on Monday, November 20, 2006. Photo provided by Laura Reed.
Snowmaking is underway at West Virginia’s Timberline Resort. Photo provided by Laura Reed.
Snowshoe plans to open 6 trails and 3 lifts on Thanksgiving Day.
Snowmaking continues at West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort. Snowshoe plans to open 6 trails and 3 lifts on Thanksgiving Day. Photo provided by Andrea Smith / Snowshoe Mountain Resort.
About M. Scott Smith

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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Reader Comments

DCSki Reader
November 22, 2006
Did the timberline resort make any snow after Monday? Their web camera seems to be frozen on Monday the 20th. What slopes did they make the white stuff on?

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