Sugar Mountain Ski Resort to open on Halloween for winter season

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Snow has fallen overnight in the mountains of North Carolina. An inch or two has fallen, covering the ground in Banner Elk.
AVERY COUNTY, N.C. —

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort plans to open on Halloween, which will mark its earliest opening in its 43-year history.

Several inches of snow had already fallen in the area by Monday afternoon, and more is expected. The resort said snowmaking began on Sunday and is continuing around the clock.

Prior to this year, the earliest that Sugar Mountain had opened was on Nov. 5 in 1976.

For more information on conditions at the resort, click here.