Today’s featured image is from the Tucker County (WV) Convention and Visitors Bureau Facebook page and overlooks Blackwater Canyon in Davis, WV. Certainly an awe-inspiring photo.
Welcome to (meteorological) fall, y’all!
I know it is still technically summer and that this upcoming weekend is the “unofficial” end to summer, but September 1st marked the first day of meteorological fall.
Even though it was a warm August, we’ve started to feel some fallish air in the mountains – especially in the mornings.
If you are wondering, meteorological fall runs to December 1 – so we will be skiing later this season.
Fall is a magical time in the mountains from the leaves turning, cooler temperatures, and some really cool special events. This year may be light on the special events, but there will still be some great things to do when you visit.
As always, we will keep you up-to-date on the latest with events at the resorts as we receive updates.
If leaf looking is more your thing, our own Brad Panovich shared a great map showing average peak color in Western North Carolina using data from Dr. Neufield of Appalachian State.
Getting excited for the 1st day of Meteorological #Autumn tomorrow. Here's a look at the average peak fall color dates for Western North Carolina. These will fluctuate based on the weather over the next 2 months. #wncwx #ncwx #cltwx #wcnc pic.twitter.com/3WSL2O8R50
— Brad Panovich (@wxbrad) September 1, 2020
It is important to note that these dates – for North Carolina and the rest of our coverage area – will fluctuate on the weather. Warmer means later color while cooler means earlier color.
As we shuffle closer to the start of ski season (it is hard to believe we are less than three months away – Ma Nature dependent), it has been great to see the resorts, who are still in the middle of summer activities, providing updates as they prep for the 2020-21 season.
A few more resorts will begin offering season passes for sale this week, and the Indy Pass went on sale on September 1. On top of that, nearly every resort has shared some sort of improvement or addition on social media, and we look forward to showcasing those over the coming weeks.
The 2020-21 season will be here before we know it.
Until next time, #ThinkSnow!
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