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The bottom line is that a potentially very dangerous winter storm looms for much of the forecast area this weekend. more

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It was 20 degrees, snowing, and I was alone with my dog in a trackless middle of nowhere. I couldn’t have been happier. more

Mountain Explorer

Freezer Burn

Mandy Newham-Cobb illustration

The icicles hanging along the porch roof looked like stalactites we had seen when we visited Cudjo Cavern, outside Middlesboro. It was cold and the morning sun was as bright as July at Myrtle Beach. more

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David Crockett Maples

Courtesy of Kirby Smith

In the winter of 1875, Polly Maples had an ominous feeling as her husband prepared to leave her, their children, and the warmth of the hearth in their humble mountain cabin. more

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Snowed in

Photo courtesy of The Swag Country Inn

Equipped as we were with three woodstoves and enough instant oatmeal to last a minor apocalyptic event, the blizzard of ’93 is well remembered as a pretty enjoyable event by all the inhabitants of that lonely corner of mountain. more

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Snowy Christmas

Sarah E. Kucharski photo

Last winter was the snowiest winter I remember since 1993, when “The Storm of the Century,” struck and brought us two feet of fluffy, white, transportation crippling, power outing snow. more

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Snow fell the night before in Jackson County, North Carolina, and was supposed to continue all day, but in Cullowhee, midday temperatures rose, melting white powder into muddy puddles and leaving nothing more than patches in the coolest shadows. more

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Night skiing at Cataloochee

Michael Meissner photo

Western North Carolina’s ski resorts are constantly looking for new ways to attract the non-traditional skier and include the entire family. These days, there are all kinds of snow activities to choose, from tubing and snowboarding to cross-country. more

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