This weekend is pretty much the unofficial kickoff to the ski and snowboarding “pre-season” in the High Country of North Carolina as the Woolly Worm Festival, Valle Crucis Country Fair and peak fall colors all coincide in one sweet weekend of mountain celebration.

We will update this post through the weekend with some of the local, mountain “flavor”. So check back often for some update videos, photos and notes of interest.

Friday night we attended the Tweetsie Railroad Ghost Train and we’ll update some additional videos later today and this weekend…but this first video is of one of the more popular “attractions” during each of the Ghost Train productions. A couple of times each night, the Tweetsie Railroad / Ghost Train dancers perform “Thriller” and we thought we’d capture and share it.

Here you go: (Expand to Full Screen for best view and please share via Social Media)

This is the Friday, October 20th, 2017 Fall Color Report posted from Grandfather Mountain:

Skip Sickler Photo from Grandfather Mountain on Friday, October 20, 2017. Click to Enlarge

Fall color descends the slopes of Grandfather Mountain into the forests and valleys below. According to experts, since many trees at lower elevations are still mostly green, leaf-lookers can expect to see color change continue over the next couple of weeks.

Photo by Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Sincerely,
Frank Ruggiero
Director of Marketing & Communications
Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation

Check back for more update…and email me with any questions or comments: [email protected]

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiSoutheast.com, SkiNC.com and ResortCams.com. Since September 1996 he has posted close to 14,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.