The megastorm blankets mid-Atlantic mountains with snow and revs up the ski season.
Photo: Sugar Mountain
Kim Jochl sometimes thinks her main job is educating Northerners that big snowy mountains exist in the South. After Hurricane Sandy, that may no longer be necessary for the marketing director of North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain. The area opened on Halloween for the first time since 1976 after getting nine inches of snow and blasting its snow guns non-stop since last Sunday. “I just got back in from taking some runs,” Jochl says. “People are hooting and hollering and having a great time.”