Plans for Opening Dates in the Mid-Atlantic
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bousquet19 - DCSki Supporter
November 8, 2009
Member since 02/23/2006 🔗
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It's time to keep track of projected opening dates -- and changes in those plans as the cold weather moves in later this month.

Wintergreen:
"The number one date that you will want to keep in the back of your mind is Opening Day for Skiing and Riding December 12th. ... Cross your fingers and toes for cold weather early. If Mother Nature cooperates, we could open early in December and maybe even November."

Liberty (not very specific yet):
"Look for Liberty to open for skiing, boarding and tubing in late November or early December."

Wisp:
Opening day Rail Jam is Friday, November 27 (weather permitting, of course).

Thinking snow,
Woody
crunchy
November 10, 2009
Member since 02/22/2007 🔗
596 posts
Timberline:
Dec 10th

Whitegrass and any of the trails and hills in tucker county:
when it snows!! smile
bousquet19 - DCSki Supporter
November 30, 2009
Member since 02/23/2006 🔗
708 posts
So Sugar and Cataloochee in NC are open.
What are the prospects for something closer?
fishnski
November 30, 2009
Member since 03/27/2005 🔗
3,530 posts
All of the high country will have fresh nat & Cold temps by next weekend..I'm guessing SS will have the most terrain open...Will have to see if Whitegrass could be in the running..What do they need crunchy..4 or 5 inches?
langleyskier
November 30, 2009
Member since 12/7/2004 🔗
824 posts
But rainnnn first :-<

Models need to be more consistent... lots of flipity flopity for this weekend. Possible first snow for DC area as well???

Looks like what fish said... rain then backend snow/upslope/LES(lake effect). After that im not going to speculate and i really urge everyone to take any forecast past friday with a grain of salt.. models are alllll over the place right now, really pattern could transition so that the following week has lots of snow or just cold/cool rain.

Check out

models:
http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/analysis/

wx forum (will be a little confusing but you can get the basic idea):
http://www.easternuswx.com/bb/index.php?showforum=15
Abe
December 3, 2009
Member since 11/14/2008 🔗
366 posts
Massanutten (taken from http://www.massresort.com/v.php?pg=46):

Quote:
We hope to begin snowmaking for the 2009-2010 Snow Sports season this weekend (December 5th). If current forecasts are correct, we plan to be open sometime between December 9th and 12th. Passes and gift certificates now on sale.


Sounds good... bring it on!
marzNC - DCSki Supporter
December 3, 2009
Member since 12/10/2008 🔗
2,577 posts
Originally Posted By: Abe
Massanutten (taken from http://www.massresort.com/v.php?pg=46):

Quote:
We hope to begin snowmaking for the 2009-2010 Snow Sports season this weekend (December 5th). If current forecasts are correct, we plan to be open sometime between December 9th and 12th. Passes and gift certificates now on sale.


Sounds good... bring it on!


Sure hope it stays cold after they open. We'll be up for the week before Christmas.
langleyskier
December 3, 2009
Member since 12/7/2004 🔗
824 posts
Whitetail:

"It looks as though Mother Nature is about to quit playing games with all of us very soon. We anticipate making snow this weekend! Our expert team of snowmakers are ready to go and trust us as soon as the weather arrives this weekend the guns will be blowing full force. Be sure to check the website often for updates as we continue to gear up for the 2009-2010 season at Whitetail Resort. Keep an eye on our web cams to monitor our progress. Have a great day and Think Snow!"

Posted today!
langleyskier
December 3, 2009
Member since 12/7/2004 🔗
824 posts
and this is a sin:

http://www.skisoutheast.com/webcams.htm

compared to cams throughout the DC ski areas (none making snow, just checked) although snowshoe probably is.

Year after year our areas put little effort to open early. I wish we had mountains that had the gusto to want to race and open early.
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