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Real Snow in the South

Old Dec 21st, 2007, 05:30 AM
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Real Snow in the South

My family has lamented the lack of snow we experience every Christmas in the deep South and we have decided to have a "real" Christmas experience next year. We are looking for a resort area in the upper South - close to Atlanta - with real snow - not the fake snow they pump out. Any suggestions?
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Old Dec 21st, 2007, 06:41 AM
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I'm just guessing, but Snowshoe, WV? They probably still make snow, though. I don't know that you're going to find anywhere with lots of real snow close to Atlanta.
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Old Dec 21st, 2007, 06:48 AM
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You've got to head further north than Atlanta if you want to see "real" snow. Try the mountains of western North Carolina or Virginia, or WV, as suggested above.
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Old Dec 21st, 2007, 06:55 AM
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Try Wintergreen Resort near Charlottesville, Virginia. (But even there, seeing "real" snow is dicey, so they make snow on the slopes.)

www.wintergreenresort.com
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Old Dec 21st, 2007, 08:12 AM
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If you send me a stamped, self-addressed box I will gladly send you any quantity of all too real snow off my property in time for this Christmas.
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Old Dec 21st, 2007, 09:08 AM
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We went to Gatlinburg last January, and while there was no snow whatsoever in town. We drove up into the park mountains and there was lots of real snow.
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Old Jan 2nd, 2008, 06:19 AM
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I have decided to try Ski the Wolf near Asheville, NC in February. It is within driving distance to Atlanta and if I don't like sking, or tubing, or whatever else you can do in snow then I will have a "tropical" Christmas next year Thanks for the suggestions.
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Old Jan 2nd, 2008, 10:18 AM
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Well, it snowed on Christmas Day and New Year's Day at my place 81 miles north of Atlanta - but you can't count on it.

The Boone/ Banner Elk area of NC is the best area for a "maybe".

But, I agree with WAY north for snow you can count on. It's not going to happen in the deep south.
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