It was very exciting to see the first snowflakes of the season on Beech Mountain NC, Thursday night October 27, 2008. Since it was dark when I left the mountain, unfortunately, I didn't get any photos. You can check out the white dusting of snow on this High Country Webcam IF you hurry!
I realize that it's not uncommon to see some snowfall in October at higher elevations such as Beech Mountain's 5500 ft elevation. According to Ray's Weather the average snowfall on Beech in October is 2.5 inches.
Last night, I could have sworn that I saw snow blowing machines on the slopes at Ski Beech and sure enough - today according to the website they did in fact, start snowmaking last night! Wow! in October!
All you die hard snow skiers and snowboarders, start making plans to hit Ski Beech around mid November. Even though they have started snowmaking, they want to have a great base before opening. You can still order Coupon Books by calling 1-800-438-2093.
Photo courtesy of Ski-Beech
Plan ahead for your ski trips to the NC mountains, dates are booking fast!