Photos by Anna Hoke, Owner of Southeast Living Magazine

I am an avid skier and when I saw that there had been some prominent snowfall on the tops of the surrounding mountains I couldn’t help myself and had to go check it out. When I reached the base of black bear chair at Eaglecrest Ski Resort there was some patchy snow but as I continued up the mountain, the snow became more consistent. When I reached the top of ptarmigan it was snowing and there was a healthy 3 inches of snow on the ground. I am excited for the upcoming season!