The Big Snow Last Weekend

We had one of the biggest snow storms last weekend we have ever had this early in the season.  Most of the areas around Maggie Valley had 14 inches plus of heavy wet snow.  The above picture is the side yard at my home on Utah Mountain.  We were snowed in from Saturday night until Monday afternoon when the HOA plowed our road.

One of the benefactors of the snow fall was Cataloochee Ski Area.  As of yesterday, they had all their trails open including the Meadow, which is a trail from the top of the mountain (accessed by the double chair lift) out of the woods into the horse pasture.  The trail is wide open pasture that curves around the mountain and comes back in above the triple chair lift.  This trail is only open with natural snow, so most years it is not open.  Cataloochee is reporting a 45 to 73 inch base with 19 trails open for skiing and boarding.  Cataloochee Tube World in Maggie Valley is also open for tubing.  Tube World is down in the valley, across from the Ghost Town parking lot.

The weather forecast is for a bit of rain today and tomorrow with highs in the 50’s for most days next week.  Come on up and check out the mountains in winter.