Thousands of Skiers at Sugar Mountain, North Carolina
As February drew to a close, the best ski conditions of the season attracted record crowds to this Southern Appalachian ski resort. With wind chills in the teens, everyone brought out their warmest and most colorful outfits. A light natural snow was falling, but the snowmakers were running at top speed, even if many of the novice skiers and snowboarders weren’t. As days go when skiing and boarding in Dixie, this one was tops.