Sugar Mountain is first ski area to open in WNC
(Mountain XPress) Sugar Mountain Ski Resort in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina is open today, Wednesday, November 13th for skiing and snowboarding. “It feels terrific to get the winter season started. A mid-November opening is typical for Sugar Mountain,” said Owner & President Gunther Jochl. Snowmaking began Sunday evening, November 10th and continued until mid-morning on the 11th. A brief warm-up shut snowmaking down for the day. However, the snow machines came back to life early Tuesday morning as temperatures steadily dropped throughout the day. Overnight temperatures settled in the single digits at the summit and mid-teens at the base, creating an ideal snowmaking environment. Snow flurries accompanied the polar express leaving a dusting of natural snow on Sugar Mountain. Snowmaking continues.
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