Winter OFFICIALLY Begins Later Today, but we know better don’t we? Winter began December 1st in the mountains!

This forest of Spruce trees attests to the fact that Winter-like weather began in early December with more than 40" of snowfall to date in some communities of the Southeast and Mid Atlantic. A white Christmas is in the forecast for some significant snows possible on Christmas day and the day or so after!

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of, and 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.