High Country Association of REALTORS News

Winter in the High Country

Each year around this time I watch as the last leaves of fall gently descend to the ground, and while many see this yearly event as a time to move south, I know this rite of passage signals the coming of The High Country’s winter wonderland. As the temperature starts to fall and the air offers the crispness of the season, I eagerly anticipate the first falling snow. As white flakes blanket the ground and the mountain’s glow with winter’s light, there is so much to see and do here in the mountains of North Carolina.

One of the many benefits of living in the High Country during this time of year is being able to spend the holidays reconnecting with your family, admiring the beauty of the mountains, and creating lasting memories. And speaking of family memories, this is the perfect time of year to collect the whole family, a thermos full of hot chocolate, and visit one of the many tree farms in our spectacular area. The whole family will enjoy choosing that perfect tree and then taking their turn cutting it down so that you can bring it home and fill that special space with holiday joy.

And with snow comes skiing, snowboarding, and sledding. With so many ski resorts to choose from, it doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned professional or a beginner just trying to figure out how your snowboard gets attached, you will have no trouble finding a mountain, or hill that fits your quest for excitement. I should warn you, the High Country has become so well known for its excellent resorts that you may find your friends and relatives showing up on your doorstep with their skis and snowboards in hand.

Now that the change of season is upon us, there has never been a better time to decide to stop hibernating for the winter, and choose to get outside with the family, enjoy all the fun and excitement that winter brings, and live life to the fullest all year round. I believe there is no better place to live than the mountains of North Carolina, because winter is here and This… is High Country.