Beach Mountain and Sugar Mountain are blowing snow.

As temperatures dip lower, more snow can be made.  Snowmaking stars at 32 degrees and some “guns” blow an inch every hour.  But, as temps fall into the twenties, more water means 2+ inches an hour.  When the mercury hits the low twenties, some guns will dump 6-8 inches of new snow in the mountain every.

If you enjoy skiing, plan your trip now.

Screen Shot 2013-01-21 at 9.27.36 PM


Fresh snow means more than just skiing, at Sugar Mountain, where snow shoeing adventures can be taken with a ski school guide.

Screen Shot 2013-01-21 at 9.27.26 PM Screen Shot 2013-01-21 at 9.27.12 PM

Fresh snow does mean great skiing.

If you’re coming to Banner Elk, consider Banner Haven, where breakfast is included.

Banner Haven B&B and Cabin Rentals
Greg and Amy Gardner
509 Beech Mountain Parkway
Banner Elk, NC 28604

Serving Banner ElkBeech MountainSugar MountainBooneBlowing Rock,Grandfather MountainNewlandLinvilleSpruce Pine and more.

Rooms starting at $65; including breakfast