The storm is underway as I make this first post Friday afternoon from Wild and Wonderful Canaan Valley, WV. ROCK AND ROLL, BABY! Area is in for 20” for sure, possibly 30” over the next 36 hours. It started snowing about 10:45AM today 1/22/16.About 5" new at 5pm. It’s breezy and about 15 degrees on the slopes. I made about a dozen runs this morning, then went X-C skiing with wife in CV state park. Tomorrow should be awesome powder, Sunday too.
The gorgeous remade Canaan Valley Lodge is going to be my home away from home for the next three days. Where better to ride out The Big One!
WV liftie geared up for a serious weather event:
Crowds were light in AM, but the ski school is on the hill giving lessons. Surprising number of folks arriving in late afternoon for big weekend.
The groomers are out in force. Mike Chaney, mtn manager says, “all slopes open tomorrow.” And I believe it. A lot are close to being open now. For natural snow, they expect ~6” today, a foot tonight and a foot tomorrow.
Part of my gang on the hill. DCSki columnist Matthew Graham on right. This is after the snow started and visibility starting to decline. I’ll try to keep posting more in this thread as storm unfolds and internet stays connected. YOWSA YOWSA YOWSA!