Hurricane Sandy, coined “Frankenstorm” by many, has spread her ferocious wrath beyond the Eastern Seaboard this week. According to the National Weather Service, the super storm collided with a western cold front on Tuesday morning and created blizzard-like conditions in parts of Virginia, West Virginia, and along the borders of North Carolina and Tennessee. The heavy, wet snow and strong winds caused numerous power outages in the affected regions, but that didn’t stop hundreds of people from posting pictures of Sandy’s snowfall to their Instagram accounts.
Sugar Mountain Resort and Cataloochee Ski Area in North Carolina capitalized on the early season snow, and opened their slopes to skiers and boarders on Wednesday morning. Other resorts in the area, including Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs Mountain Resort and West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort, welcomed the onslaught of fluffy white flakes but will remain closed until mid-November, hoping the snow is an indication of more to come.
This edition of Insta-Awesome features the most iconic photos of snow caused by Hurricane Sandy along eastern ski resorts. Click the photo above to view the gallery.