Take A Look At Life Inside Beech Mountain, The Snowiest Town In North Carolina
Unsurprisingly, the snowiest town in North Carolina is located on top of a mountain. Straddling Avery and Watauga Counties, the town of Beech Mountain is billed as Eastern America’s Highest Town because, since 1981, it’s been the highest incorporated community east of the Mississippi. At an elevation of 5,506′ above sea level, Beech towers over the valleys below and delivers some of the best long-range, layered views of the surrounding mountains. There’s a reason it’s the town that gets the most snow in North Carolina and attracts countless visitors every season. Let’s take a closer look.
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Real-life inside North Carolina’s snowiest town is both exciting and laid back. It’s pleasant and exhilarating at the same time. And since it’s a resort, you too, can come for a visit and have a little slice of the winter pie dished out on top of Beech Mountain.
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What is there to do in the snow in North Carolina?
Just because it’s snowing outside doesn’t mean you need to stay cooped up indoors. Bundle up and embrace the fresh powder by taking part in one of the many different winter activities peppered throughout North Carolina. Some of the most popular winter activities in the western part of the state include skiing at the Cataloochee Ski Area in the Great Smoky Mountains, ice skating at the Highlands Ice Skating Rink, and tubing at Tube World in Maggie Valley. For a more relaxing experience, you can always cozy up in a cottage in the mountains and rent a cabin at Bear Lake Reserve and watch the snowfall from the comfort of a cozy couch surrounded by a crackling fireplace.
How much snow does North Carolina get each winter?
North Carolina is no stranger to snowfall, even though the state doesn’t receive the jaw-dropping amounts the northern states do. While different parts of the state receive drastically different snowfall amounts, North Carolina averages 5 inches of snowfall per year. The western part of the state averages about 7.5 inches per year, while the eastern side of North Carolina averages less than 2 inches per year.
What is the most snow ever recorded in North Carolina?
The greatest 24-hour snowfall happened on March 13, 1993 when Mount Mitchell, North Carolina was hit with a whopping 36 inches of snow. From April 2-6, 1987, Newfound Gap, Swain County, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park received a record-breaking snowfall from a single storm with 60-inches.
Robin Jarvis is a travel and entertainment writer and editor for OnlyInYourState.com with a bachelor's degree in Journalism. Her love for travel has taken her to many parts of the world. She spent more than two decades living on the coast in South Carolina and currently lives in the mountains of North Carolina - although she still makes it back to see family in South Carolina quite often. When she's not working, she loves to hike, kayak, and check out new adventures. Get in touch at [email protected]
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