Friday, November 11, 2011

Unbelievable! Sugar Mountain Opens Tommorrow 11/12/11 !!

Skiing, snowboarding and ice skating will be available tomorrow at Sugar Mountain  11/12/11.

Snowmaking began Thursday,  November 10th and continues. A manmade powder surface covers
the Upper and Lower Flying Mile slopes. The Summit #1 Lift will be in operation to the ¾'s station. Weekend lift/slope ticket prices will be $25 for a full-day session and $20 for a half-day session.

Check it out  or
the live streaming webcam

Beech Mountain Ski Resort Adds New Snow Guns & More!

Beech Mountain Resort continues to increase it's offerings in the snowmaking department. Ten SMI Automated Polecats were added to the automated system, bringing the total number to 18. The automated system is now located on every slope to give Beech Mountain Resort the largest snowmaking capacity in the resort's history.

In addition to the hard work it required to install the new snowmaking system, the resort staff was able to tackle many other improvements.

Some of the new items include:

•The removal of Chair #2, increasing the skiable terrain on Southern Star and Robbins Run

•A new beginner slope. The "School Yard" will be located behind the View Haus Cafeteria

•A new freestyle ski and snowboard shop. "Roots Rideshop" will offer demos, retail and the only public indoor half-pipe in the area.

•Beech Mountain Coffee and Gift Shop. Located in the Beech Tree Village, the shop will offer souvenirs, drinks and snacks.

•A new building for shuttle pick up and drop off. The newly designed space will shield customers from the cold conditions, while waiting for the shuttle.

•New Snowboard Rentals

Beech Mountain Resort will again offer the 30/20 plan for the weekday skiing! The 30/20 plan offers $30 day/twilight tickets (Monday-Friday) and $20 night tickets (Monday-Thursday), during non-holiday periods. The resort is now offering the Super Saver Season Pass sale for it's third year. The sale highlights 200 unlimited season passes for only $375.

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Thursday, November 10, 2011

WOW, Sugar Mountain Has Started Making SNOW !!

Sugar Mountain NC has started making SNOW !!                          

Snowmaking is in progress and the ice rink has begun the process of making ice. Please check the Sugar Mountain website often for opening information.

Hopefully, it will look like this photo soon >>>>>>>
Historical opening and closing dates as well as annual snowfall statistics can be found on the site.  Here are the last few years stats.

SEASON HISTORY: 2010-2011:

Opening: Nov 6, 2010 • Closing: March 23, 2011

Skier Days: 126 • Total Snowfall: 130"


Opening: Nov 27, 2009 • Closing: March 28, 2010

Skier Days: 122 • Total Snowfall: 136"


Opening: Nov 17, 2008 • Closing: March 24, 2009

Skier Days: 128 • Total Snowfall: 69.7"

 If weather cooperates look for ice skating and tubing at Sugar Mountain to be open by Thanksgiving.

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NC Ski Resorts Hope For Cold Weather !!

BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC (WBTV) – People working at
North Carolina Ski Resorts say they need the weather to
turn cold to get people working and people skiing.

At Beech Mountain Resort the snow guns are in place and all the other equipment is being readied for the season.

"All we need is cold now," said Gil Adams. Beech Mountain will hire about 400 seasonal workers; other slopes will be adding similar numbers to their work force in the coming weeks.

"It pays the bills," said Steve Potter, who heads up the rental area of the ski resort. He's hoping for colder weather too so he can get people working. "If you ain't got the right weather you have to lay people off."

Economists say the ski industry in North Carolina pumps close to 150 million dollars a year into the economy.

Tourists spend money at the slopes, shops, restaurants and lodging establishments. The past two ski seasons have been near records for the industry.

The season started early both years and continued well into March. In 2010, some slopes were open before the second week of November.

This year, officials aren't sure when the opening day will be. Forecasters expect a cold front to come through the area this weekend but also expect a rapid warm-up into the middle of next week.

"We need 36 to 48 hours of below freezing weather to get the slopes in shape," said Adams. Beech Mountain Resort has added ten new state of the art snow guns for this season.

Other resorts have added equipment as well.

The goal for many right now is to open by thanksgiving, though officials say there have been many profitable seasons in the past when opening day was later than that.

The key will be staying open once the season starts.

Story By WBTV