Winter (even though the calendar still says fall) has arrived in a big way in the mountains of West Virginia, with the first flakes of the season falling Monday morning and by early Tuesday there was more than 5” of the white stuff on the ground. Forecasters are predicting more snow throughout the day Tuesday and Wednesday, with an additional 5” expected by the end of the day Wednesday.
On Monday, Snowshoe kicked off snowmaking for the 08-09 season and this new snowfall will only help the mountain build an amazing base of snow. With just less than a month until Opening Day, scheduled for November 26, if this cold, snowy weather continues, Long term forecasts are calling for seasonal temperatures to continue for the foreseeable future.
Some cross-country skiers have taken advantage of today’s natural snow to make the first tracks of the season in West Virginia.