The Power of Snowmaking: Most Mid-Atlantic Areas 100% Open
Massanutten VA -100% open
Wintergreen VA - 100% open
Bryce VA - 100% open
Roundtop, Liberty Whitetail PA - 100% Open
Hidden Valley (the Pennsylvania one) - 96% Open
Seven Springs PA - 95% Open
Wisp MD - 100% of snowmaking terrain open
Snowshoe WV - 95% open
Winterplace WV - 100% open
Timberline WV - 55% open, but 5 of 8 TTB runs open = 62.5% (TL has modest, not high, capacity of snowmaking)
Canaan Valley WV - 40% open (high % of trails w/o snowmaking).
Most of these areas had established these %s before the big storm that dumped 20"-30" of snow here two weeks ago. Having high-output snowmaking on virtually 100% of ski runs has truly paid off, even though the 2015-16 season didn't kick here in until the first or second week of January when colder temperatures hung around. Another Mid-A practice that should pay off this season is that many areas make snow into early March, and sometimes later.
Is there any indication that the NEast ski areas are planning to prolong their snowmaking in light of this season's slow start?