The opening of the 2013 ski season is almost complete
November 22, 2013, 8:04am
The High Country has a well established reputation for being a a winter playground. Three of its largest cold weather attractions - the local ski resorts - are all in the process of opening their slopes for another season of downhill thrills.
Sugar Mountain Ski Resort became the first to open last Wednesday, Nov. 13. Snowmaking began November 10. Overnight below freezing temperatures and a few snow flurries helped create just enough of a base to let loose the lifts! This weekend's cold weather blast should further help cover the runs.
Appalachian Ski Mountain, located between Boone and Blowing Rock, is scheduled to open as early as Monday. Snow guns will be going full blast all weekend. The first 100 guests to the ticket cashier window on opening day receive a free ski ticket.
Beech Mountain Resort, located down the road from Sugar Mountain, plans to open after Thanksgiving, Nov. 29.
Come December, weather permitting, these three great amenities will again offer residents of the High Country nearby opportunities for fun found nowhere else in North Carolina.