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Opening weekend for several resorts


The next storm system moves into the region early Friday and will bring scattered rain showers. Backside snow showers are likely in the northern Mid-Atlantic Friday night. Saturday clears for an awesome day as the next storm system moves into the region Sunday with more rounds of rain and backside snow showers on Monday. Read on to see what resorts are opening up and how much rain is expected…


This is not the opening weekend many resorts had in mind with two rounds of rain showers expected on Friday and Sunday. Despite that, the mood is high for many people's first turns of the year no matter the weather. Check out Greek Peak and Seven Springs opening day announcements. Many other resorts are opening up this weekend, see the Announcements at the bottom. 

Images courtesy of @GreekPeak and @SevenSprings

The first round of rain showers will move through the region Friday morning and clear to the east between 11 am to 2 pm. This means afternoon and or night skiing should be dry besides some dampness in the air. A few snow showers are likely in the northern Mid-Atlantic Friday night with accumulations of a trace - 1 inch.  

Let’s look at these rain showers via the NAM 3 km model’s depiction of precipitation type and intensity from 1 am Friday, November 25th to 7 am Saturday, November 26th. 

The good news is that rain will be light and have total accumulations of 0.1 - 0.5 inches. The better news is that clouds will clear Saturday allowing for mostly sunny skies and temperatures to rise into the 40s. This will make it an awesome day to hit some early-season soft turns! 

The second of our Holiday weekend storms will move into the region Sunday morning and make it a wet day. For any of you hardcore east coast riders, get out there and get some wet turns. Tag us on Twitter @FindEastSnow and show us what the conditions are like. 

Let’s look at the GFS model’s depiction of precipitation type and intensity from 7 am Sunday, November 27th to 4 pm Monday, November 28th. 

This storm system will have a similar amount of moisture associated with it and bring 0.1 - 0.5 inches of rain. The northern Mid-Atlantic and highest terrain in the western Mid-Atlantic will see backside rain and snow showers with minimal snow accumulations. 

The weather turns dry on Tuesday, November 29th for a couple of days as the storm track across the United States stays to the north. This is not ideal news but it is still very early in the season so this is not surprising. The next storm system is expected to track north of the region and bring scattered rain around Thursday, December 1st. 

There are indications in the long-term pattern that after the first week of December, the jet stream will dip to the south and bring winter back to the East Coast. 

Stay hopeful East Coast skiers and riders. In the meantime we will take these early season turns with temperatures allowing snow-making to continue. Have a great Holiday and I will have the next forecast Saturday morning. 

Zach Butler, Meteorologist for the Mid-Atlantic Daily Snow. 


Ski Resorts that are OPEN:

NY:  Hunter Mountain and Windham 
PA: Blue Knob
WV: Snowshoe 

Projected Opening Dates:

Friday, November 25th - Belleayre, Greek Peak, Holiday Valley, Kissing Bridge, Labrador, Song Mountain (NY), Seven Springs (PA)
Friday, December 2nd - Jack Frost/Big Boulder (PA)
Saturday, December 3rd - Sawmill (PA)
Saturday, December 10th - Plattekill (NY), Wintergreen (VA)
Friday, December 16th - Liberty Mountain, Roundtop, Whitetail (PA)
Saturday, December 17th - Hidden Valley (PA)
Thursday, December 22nd - Homestead (VA)
Friday, December 23rd - Laurel Mountain (PA)

Not Announced:

NY: Bristol Mountain, HoliMont, Holiday Mountain Fun Park, Mount Peter, Peek'n Peak, Swain Resort
MD: Wisp 
NJ: Campgaw and Mountain Creek
PA: Bear Creek, Big Bear, Blue Mountain, Boyce Park, Camelback, Elk Mountain, Montage Mountain, Mount Pleasant, Shawnee, Spring Mountain, Tussey Mountain
VA: Massanutten
WV: Canaan Valley, Timberline, Whitegrass, and Winterplace