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Ski Slopes Prepare to Open with an Eye on Weekend Warm Front PDF Print
Written by Adam Hicks   
Friday, 27 November 2009 05:48

As of this morning every ski resort in the Southeastern United States is still closed, but the chilly temperatures the last few days have the three area ski resorts pumping tons of manufactured snow onto their slopes.


A spokesperson at Appalachian Ski Mountain said depending on how high the temperature climbs this weekend, they could open in the next few days.  App Ski Mountain has been using their new snowmaking equipment, which we were told can produce 40 million pounds of snow per day.

Beech Mountain officials are also working on building a thick snow base.  A spokesperson at Beech told High Country Radio they have been making snow since early yesterday and will reevaluate later today when they believe they may be able to open.

A representative from Sugar Mountain Ski Resort told High Country Radio they were scheduled to open their slopes this morning, but because of our Indian summer conditions earlier this week, they have only been able to open their ice skating rink.

As of this morning, weather officials at the National Weather Service expect temperatures to climb to near 60 degrees over the weekend.  If temperatures to reach tat high, it will set back snowmaking capabilities on all the area ski resorts.


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