North Carolina’s 2016 Ski Season Has Just Started At Sugar Mountain

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The 2016 skiing season in North Carolina is now officially underway.

Sugar Mountain Resort just opened today with artificial snow makers cranking out the white stuff as fast as they can. Appalachian Ski Mountain will open tomorrow, and Beech Mountain is now set to open on Friday:

This past weekend’s insanely sharp cold spell allowed the resorts start cranking out the artificial snow and set a solid base coat for the rest of the season.

Although most of North Carolina is still in a drought, the snow machines have had enough water in their reservoir ponds to keep the white stuff flowing.

The resort’s biggest fears now continue to be the growing wildfires across the region – whether rain or snow, everyone at this point is hoping for as much precipitation as possible.

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