October 24 Fall Color Update

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Photo courtesy of Skip Sickler | Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation
The mountains have come alive with color.

It’s amazing what some rain and cooler temperatures will do to help the leaves changing colors. At one point, it was beginning to feel like the fall colors will never come, but now it is brilliant around the Ski Southeast offices.

Our own Brad Panovich is predicting that we will be in peak color around the Blue Ridge Parkway around North Carolina and Virginia and high color for some of the lower mountain communities.

Another great resource The Fall Color Guy – aka Dr. Howard Neufeld of Appalachian State echoes those thoughts with his post on Tuesday.

A quick tour of the cameras over at Resortcams.com shows the colors are beautiful. Check out this shot from the Lodges at Eagles Nest camera from yesterday afternoon.

The Summit camera atop Beech Mountain is also offering a spectacular view. This is from this morning.

Part of the northern part of the region is also seeing a lot of color starting to show. The Wisp Resort camera shows a lot of the oranges, reds, and yellows.

Take a look at these incredible views from Wintergreen this morning as well.

At the same time, the West Virginia resorts are starting to move past peak. Here is a look at Snowshoe and Canaan Valley this morning.

This weekend will be a great time to come and enjoy the colors – if you can avoid the raindrops as there is a decent chance of rain especially on Saturday night and Sunday.

However, is there really a bad time to be in the mountains?

Until next time, think snow!

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