Wednesday, December 29, 2010
BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC --
This year's ski season is shaping up to be one of the better ones in recent memory thanks to the recent snow and cold. North Carolina's Beech Mountain Resort has already received more than four feet of snow this month alone. That's a third of what fell on Beech Mountain all of last year and the season has just begun.
“I would say these are some of the best conditions you’re going to have here,” Beech Mountain Resort Director of Marketing and Sales Talia Freeman said. “You can’t ask for better ski conditions than having natural powder out.”
Thousands of skiers took to the slopes Tuesday to take advantage of the good conditions.
“They’re excellent,” George Seaton of Washington County, TN said. “It’s a beautiful day. I don’t know how it could be any better.”
138 inches of snow fell on Beech Mountain last season, which was considered a good year. With 50 inches of natural snowfall so far this season, Beech Mountain hopes things are looking up again this year.
"It's a great feeling,” Freeman said. “The slopes are in great shape.”