Posted February 10, 2006 8:16 a.m. EST
Some facts of interest. Only 40% of the skiiers at the NC slopes come from the Tar Heel state. 18% of the skiiers come from Georgia. 16% hail from South Carolina and 14% drive up or fly in from Florida. Traditional skiing is still the most popular sport. 70% of the people who come here ski. But snowboarding now boasts 20% of the resort activity. Snowtubing is coming on strong at 5%.
I remember taking a scouting trip as a child to Beech Mountain. It was rustic blend of meadows, peaks and beautiful scenery. Some of the beauty remains today. For skiiers it will be downright gorgeous this weekend!