Sandy Brings Skiing to North CarolinaBy Steve Casimiro on November 1st, 2012
The earliest open date on record for Sugar Mountain, in western North Carolina, was November 5th, in 1976. Not anymore. Hurricane Sandy dumped up to three feet of snow in the southern Appalachians and even if it brought nothing but misery farther north, the storm brought out skiers in Halloween costumes in North Carolina. According to the National Weather Service, the location that received the most snow from Sandy was Gatlinburg, Tennessee, which got 34 inches. Clayton, West Virginia, was covered by 33 inches of snow and 29 inches fell on Redhouse, Maryland, the weather service said. It also said the big thaw is coming, but for the next few days skiers will still have plenty to shred. Via Reuters.
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