I got an email today from SkiNet.com and they had a section
section and pictures about the "Dump of the Week". http://www.skinet.com/travel/2008-10/dump-week-october-30-2008
Lots of pictures of newly white ski areas and a few that skiers had hiked up and were skiing down. But no pictures of the WV and NC Alps areas, especially Cataloochee that opened for lift served skiing a couple of days ago. So I sent the SkiNet editor the email that is below with several pictures of the Cataloochee slopes, pictures that had been on DCSki.
"Really surprised you all missed this!! Cataloochee Ski Area in North Carolina opened on Tuesday, I believe, with lift served skiing, and charging for lift tickets. Go to the Cataloochee web site, or DCSki for details.
It is not often that the mid-Atlantic or Southern Alps get to open as first in the east. Cataloochee made a ton of snow on one slope to accomplish this honor. By the way, the Timberline and Canaan Valley ski areas in WV received over a foot of snow, and Snowshoe received a similar amount, but because of their altitude (4848 feet) have also been making snow for several days.
Maybe we should all pile on and then next week they will announce the real "first in the East to open"!