Early Snow in the North Carolina High Country

After a heavy snow on Saturday and Sunday, and more snow today, Grandfather Mountain and the surrounding high peaks were coated in a blanket of white.

Grandfather Mountain in snow
Grandfather western slope…

Grandfather Mile High Bridge
The Mile High Swinging Bridge is barely visible to the left of the south Grandfather peak.

Sugar Mountain Evergreens
Near the ski slopes of Sugar Mountain, snow covered evergreens show evidence of a morning dusting.

Sugar Mountain Spruce
This Balsam Spruce uses its green needles to hold the precious early flakes.

Banner Elk Mountains
The northern ridges between Banner Elk and Sugar Mountain were experiencing flurries all afternoon. If this early activity is any indication, and with the first day of winter still 44 days away, this snow season could be a record breaker all across these magnificent mountains.

2 thoughts on “Early Snow in the North Carolina High Country

  1. Beautiful photos, but looks like it is starting earlier to be a long, cold winter………stay warm Patsy

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