Crowns of white ice follow the skyline
along mountain ridges, welcoming the season of holiday joy. In the central
to northern Blue Ridge Mountains, snow will fall bringing ski enthusiast
to the mountain towns and slopes, to the south the mountain winter climate
is tempered with mild weather, with only an occasional dusting of snow.
The winter season is a surreal visual
to behold. The lush forests have shed their leaves bringing about a sense
of bareness and solitude. Ice forms along the high mountain ridges with occasional light snows
dusting deep within the valleys. The rush of fair weather tourists have
slipped away leaving the sights and sounds of the quiet mountain times
to those who know how to take advantage of the peaceful winter season.
Each year the Blue Ridge Mountains become
a spectacle of lights and holiday decorations, from the illuminated Christmas
scenes of old town squares to the twinkling of colored lights on a
With the coming of each winter holiday
season the Blue Ridge Highlander enjoys sharing with its readers
a virtual experience, taking you into the holiday celebration
within the Blue Ridge Smoky Mountains. We hope you enjoy our holiday
features as we wish you and your family
a Peaceful and Loving Holiday Season and a Prosperous New Year.