Last Weekend in February Looks Like A Great One To Go Skiing, Snowboarding or Tubing

Published Friday, February 26, 2016 at 5:16 pm
App Ski Mtn. is covered in snow on Friday!

App Ski Mtn. is covered in snow on Friday! Photo courtesy ASM

By Jesse Wood

The last weekend in February looks like a pretty good one for skiing or snowboarding. Up to four inches of natural snow has fallen over the past couple days and the recent temperatures in the 20s have been pretty good snowmaking weather.

As Appalachian Ski Mtn. noted in a post titled, “Great Conditions for Last Weekend in February,” recently on its website, “The last weekend in February looks ideal for skiing & snowboarding, with seasonal temperatures and calm clear skies.”

App Ski Mtn. has a base of 50 to 74 inches and all of its slopes and terrain parks are open.

Upcoming Events at App Ski Mtn. 

Appalachian Ski Mtn. is scheduled to be open for skiers and snowboarders through Saturday, April 2. Late season rates go into effect Monday, March 14 with savings on ski tickets and special “Learn to Ski” and “Learn to Snowboard” packages. Ice skating will be offered through Sunday, March 20, with three 2-hour sessions daily at Noon, 2:30 and 7 p.m.

Appalachian will hold its annual Winter Meltdown Games March 26 & 27 – a full weekend of crazy events you won’t see any other time of year, with lots of snow, sun, skin, and the signature Pond Skimming & Costume contest.

Beech Mountain Resort

Beech Mountain Resort has 15 trails open with a base of 18 to 78 inches, including four inches of new snow.

Starting Monday, March 7, patrons will receive 25 percent off lift tickets and rentals! For just $33 (Monday through Thursday), children ages 8-12, can receive a day lift ticket, ski rental, and first time beginner lesson! ‪#‎beechmtn ‪#‎ski ‪#‎snowboard

Bombadil is playing at the Beech Mountain Brewing Co. at 6 p.m. Friday night, and then C2 and The Brothers Reed will perform at Ski Beech on Saturday.

Sugar Mountain Resort 

Sugar Mountain Resort has a base of 39 to 93 inches of snow and 15 of its slopes are open. On Saturday, Mountain Creek will perform at Sugar Mountain Resort.

Plus on Saturday and Sunday, some of the region’s top ski racers will compete to participate in Eastern Championships by racing in the USSA/SARA U14 and Under Championships in slalom and giant slalom competition. Start time is 9 a.m. and the race is by invitation only for competitors.

Hawksnest Tubing

The weather this weekend should be awesome for tubing. Plenty of two-hour tubing sessions are taking place throughout the upcoming days from 10 a.m. to the last session beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m. to the last session beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday; and Monday through Thursday form 10 a.m. to the last session beginning at 4 p.m.

Don’t forget about zipline tours either. Reservations are required for ziplining tours and those are weather dependent.

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