Monday, December 21, 2009

The Great White North... Carolina

I went on a little snowboard trip last weekend with my girlfriend Annie to Wolf Ridge NC. It is about 20 minutes north of Asheville off of I-26.

There wasn't a whole lot of snow on the drive from our hotel in Asheville to the slope. We got there in about 20 minutes and were a little concerned as to the snow conditions because it had been raining a bit earlier that day.

Just before we got to the ski slope it started to snow and we were met with better snow then I thought NC could ever get. After about 3 1/2 hours of premium snowboarding the lift broke so we left. This is what the car looked like when we were getting ready to leave right around 4:00pm.

After drifting into a snowbank and getting stuck twice I started to realize the drive back to the hotel may be a little hazardous. This idea really started to stick when abandoned snow covered cars started to appear on the side of the interstate.

Then trees started to fall over...

...and here is where we stayed the night.

After a 13 hour stay on the Interstate huddling together for warmth and a 5 mile hike for food I was happy to get back to the hotel which we did around 5:00 am. We got stuck again trying to get into the parking lot and the hotel had no power, but the snowboarding was good.


Lost Boy said...

Similar experience once way back in '93. Blizzard came off Lake Michigan up in the NW corner of the lower portion of the state. Got caught in "white out" conditions at 3am. Talk about a shitty drive!

Anonymous said...

More evidence of Global Warming.

Anonymous said...

yeah the snow means its a hoax.I mean ,how can man produce heat? Damn nazi-commies!