By Jesse Wood
With 14 to 18 inches of natural snow falling on Beech Mountain Resort and Sugar Mountain Resort in the past few days and more snow and freezing temperatures in the forecast, President’s Day and Valentine’s Day weekend looks to be an exceptional opportunity to enjoy the slopes in the High Country.
President’s Day weekend is one of the major skiing holidays along with Thanksgiving, Christmas and the New Year, and all of the slopes and tubing lanes in the region are open.
With all this new snow, Beech Mountain Resort and Appalachian Ski Mtn. have pledged not to make any new snow this weekend. Sugar Mountain Resort said it wouldn’t make snow during the day, but it might in select areas during the night.
All of the slopes in the High Country are now open.
ASM has all 12 slopes and terrain parks in play and a base of 45 to 71 inches, while Beech Mountain Resort has all 15 slopes open on a base of 28 to 84 inches. Sugar Mountain Resort has all of its 21 slopes open. Sugar Mountain Resort’s base is 46 to 98 inches.
“Conditions are fantastic and are expected to be the same for the weekend,” Kim Jochl said on Thursday afternoon.
Events on the Slopes This Weekend
Mountain Creek, a “straight-up, traditional, bluegrass band” will perform at Sugar Mountain Resort on Saturday, Feb. 13: “Local boys Charlie on mandolin, Dwight on guitar and vocals, Mike on upright base and Perrie on banjo will entertain from 4:00-6:00 p.m.”
Beech Mountain has live music lined up both nights. The Storks will be playing on Friday, Feb. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Dr. Bacon will play on Saturday, Feb. 13. Click here for more info on the bands and venue.
Appalachian Ski Mountain celebrates its 5th annual Valentine’s Day Family Weekend bash with a slew of activities from Friday to Monday. Click to this story for more information on that four-day event.
For more information about the resorts, click the embedded links below:
Appalachian Ski Mtn. in Blowing Rock
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