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: Heading North for Snow

12-17-2009, 08:52 PM
I posted this over in the Florida section and someone suggested I post it here as well.

I'll be heading North either late Friday or early Saturday looking for snow with my daughter (14 yrs old). We are getting a wild hair and getting out of town. Looks like it ought to be a good week for it. WEather report at this point says snow is coming. Hopefully it stays true. Heading towards Asheville/Boone area. Anyone got any good ideas of where to head? Will be up there until the 23rd or 24th and then heading back to Ocala for Christmas. I might try to hit a trail or two on the way back. I'll be around Ocala, so will try to hit hardrock on Saturday or Sunday before heading back to South Fla.

12-18-2009, 06:19 AM
Enjoy the trip, we thought about the same thing. Might head for blacksburg,va.

12-18-2009, 08:05 AM
I love wild hairs:smokin:.Good luck finding it,I think you're headed in the right direction.

12-18-2009, 08:28 AM
ill remember the wild hair thing and use it against u next time we goto winrock!

If your heading to Boone, let me know. Thats were we had our honeymoon 17 years ago yesterday.... i can give u some tips if u want....

we stayed here http://www.pinnacleinn.com/

gimme a call before u roll out!


12-18-2009, 06:08 PM
Good luck, sounds like a blast!:beer:

For a guarantee you'll need to go a lil further. Maybe Winston-Salem or up into VA.

12-18-2009, 06:57 PM
Boone NC is supposed to get 1 to 2 foot of snow. Also try Maggie Valley NC

12-21-2009, 08:53 PM
Well, I ended up making it up to banner elk, nc and ski beach and found more snow than I expected. Has a blast and survived the journey and am now on the way back to Florida. Here are a couple pics of the snow.



12-22-2009, 12:40 PM
dang Smokey!!! looks sub-artic:beer:

12-23-2009, 03:11 PM
HOLY Sh.. eet Smokey!

Looks like there was some ice involved. :shaking:
No fun w/ mud tires!

Kudos for making the trip!!! :beer:

12-26-2009, 01:21 PM
LOL Im from around East Tennessee and Ski Beach was a favorite haunt. Looks like you found what you were looking for!

12-26-2009, 04:27 PM
Yeah. We survived and have been back in Ocala for a couple days. The daughter had fun and got to see more snow than she expected. Me too btw!:shaking: I found out one thing I didn't know could happen, my brakes froze. I drove through some snow and left it packed in the tires and woke up the next morning and it was frozen solid. I had to take the shuttle to the ski lodge that day. I took a screw driver and knocked out all the snow and ice and by that afternoon it was all good and working. Lesson learned. :bounce: