South’s First Snow: 2012

November 1, 2012 | By | Comments (1)
Sugar Mountain first run - 10/31/12

Photo Courtesy of Sugar Mountain Resort

It’s here, even if just temporarily: the white stuff that Southerners usually don’t see for a few more weeks. In the wake of Superstorm Sandy, some parts of western North Carolina, western Virginia, and eastern West Virginia have seen up to three feet of snow. 

Sugar Mountain Resort in North Carolina beat its own record for earliest opening by almost a week when skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes yesterday. They got a solid foot of snow and plan to stay open for the remainder of the 2012-2013 ski season. The Cataloochee in western North Carolina also opened (only the second October opening in more than 52 years, according to Reuters.)

Temperatures are expected to warm back up to normal this weekend.

In the meantime, if you’re hitting the slopes, let us know.


  1. hammerandheels

    It was 80 degrees in New Orleans today. I would LOVE some of the white stuff. Enjoy!

    November 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm

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