As the weather turns cold, Midlands snow sports fans check weather reports for ski resorts in North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
A forecast for snow is ideal. Dry nights with overnight lows in the 20s also are perfect for man-made snow. Most of the Southeastern resorts have had a little of both already. They’re all holding their breath that a forecast for rain this weekend will instead turn into snow at the highest elevations.
Many of the resorts are crowded on regular weekends and even more packed on holiday weekends. The pre-Christmas period usually is less crowded, as are weekdays in January and February.
Here’s a rundown of the North Carolina resorts.