South-eastern US Resorts Ends Season in February After Record Warm Temps

While some parts of the north-western US have reported over five feet (1.5m) of fresh snowfall in the past week and most major ski areas from coast to coast are currently being dumped on, the country’s southeast has experienced two consecutive weeks of record warm temperatures, far above the seasonal norms for February.

Ski areas have been battling to stay open but it’s a losing battle for many, including Wintergreen in Virginia.

“In spite of a valiant effort to keep the ski season going by making snow at every opportunity, we’ve made the difficult decision to conclude the 2022-23 winter season this Sunday, February 26 at 5pm,” a resort spokesperson said, adding, “We would like to thank our Season Passholders, Members, Homeowners, and all Wintergreen Resort Guests for skiing and riding with us this winter, and we look forward to kicking off another ski season next December.”

Across the southern US in Arizona, Sunrise Park was forced to close for several days last week as too much snowfall buried access roads and lifts.

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