Monday, December 10, 2018

Snow in The High South

Snowfall totals anywhere from 8" to 14" are normal all around the High South! Monday morning brought more isolated snow fall from Canton - Balsam Gap - and areas around Cashiers, NC. 

Ski Sapphire Valley reported 14" on top of about 20+ inches of machine made snow. 



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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Winter Storm all over The High South

Snow totaling 8" (Sapphire Valley)   to 12" (Brevard) with other areas reporting a bit more or less. 

While the snow is beautiful, road conditions are packed snow/sleet and power outages have been reported in areas all over Western North Carolina.

Look for images and videos from the area later today.

Check out our Periscope video filmed this morning.


Friday, December 7, 2018

Winter Storm Warning this Weekend!

URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg SC
420 AM EST Fri Dec 7 2018
...MAJOR WINTER STORM TO IMPACT THE REGION THIS WEEKEND...
.Cold high pressure along the East Coast will interact with a
Saturday night into Sunday. Moderate to heavy precipitation will
moist low pressure system moving out of the Gulf of Mexico fall as a mixture of snow, sleet, and freezing rain across the
North Carolina region. Accumulations are expected to be greatest in western
...WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM SATURDAY TO NOON EST
MONDAY...

* WHAT...Heavy mixed precipitation expected. Total snow
  accumulations of 10 to 16 inches and ice accumulations of
  around one tenth of an inch expected.

* WHERE...Portions of western North Carolina, including the upper
  French Broad Valley to the Northern Mountains and Northern
  Foothills.

* WHEN...From 7 PM Saturday to noon EST Monday.

* ADDITIONAL DETAILS...Travel could be very difficult to
  impossible. Road conditions could deteriorate as early as
  Saturday evening, with highway travel continuing to be impacted
  through early next week. Visibility may drop to less than a
  half mile during periods of heavy snow. Widespread, prolonged
  power outages are possible.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Ski Sapphire Valley Snow Making Test

Temperatures dipped to 22F this morning and Ski Sapphire Valley cranked up the snow making system!



Chris Green and the snow making team performed an early test on all the new equipment this morning. Last year the team had just completed the new snow making system install when the season kicked off without a real test and adjust period. 

Now with a full season and summer to get everything tuned up, we are all very excited about the prospects for a cold winter! 

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Not Too Early To Think "Cashiers Christmas Parade"!!!

High South Adventures looks forward, every year, for the Cashiers Christmas Parade, as we stream it Live!!!. This year the 44th Annual Cashiers Christmas Parade is scheduled for Saturday, December 8 at noon with rain date Sunday, December 9 at one o’clock. This year’s theme is “Over the River and Through the Woodes” in celebration of Camp Merrie-Woode’s centennial anniversary who will serve as this year’s Grand Marshal. Participants are encouraged to feature “Merrie Mountain Christmas Traditions” on their entries. https://www.cashiers411.com/events-listing/44th-annual-cashiers-christmas-parade

View 2016 Cashiers Christmas Parade here!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Sapphire Valley Resort - The Vordach Zip Line

Sapphire Valley Resort’s continuing effort to enhance the vacation experience of our owners, guests, and general public visitors has resulted in the addition of a world class ‘zip line canopy’ course.


Sunday, October 28, 2018

Fall Colors Arrive in the High South

Recent colder weather started the leaf changing process and with crisp October blue skies, the High South finally looks like autumn!




These two images are from Ski Sapphire Valley which is preparing for the winter ski season.V
The bottom image is the fist main landing platform on The Vordach zip line experience.