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Light snow has returned and heavy snowmaking is on it’s way.  Snow making has started at Sugar and Beech Mountain Ski Resorts and is expected to continue part of the day and all of the night with possible snow making all day tomorrow, providing a great base with this weekend.

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Snow making should continue each night this week and into the weekend, reopening parts of the mountain closed due to the recent warm temps.

In many years past, the mountains are only just opening and struggling to keep snow on the ground.  This year, Sugar Mountain has already been open for over 45 days and had some great skiing already.  In fact, if things continue the way they are, we’re set to have the longest ski season in NC history.

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Lower sections of the mountain are not fairing so well and will need the next 24 hours just to recover enough for skiing.  As you can see from the photo, the bottom of Sugar Mountain has been hurt with the last few days of warm temps and rainy skies.

The snow and snow making should help the mountain get back to full main lift operations and reopen the mountain by Wednesday or Thursday.

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