Falling snowflakes are quite the sight in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia, and rising peaks blanketed with snow are gorgeous in winter. Heading north of metro Atlanta, above Gwinnett and Clayton County, between December and February is your best chance to see snow in the State of Georgia. And places like Blue Ridge, Morganton, and Ellijay are great places to start your quest for a North Georgia snow experience. Plus, there are cozy cabins, winter events, and snow tubing opportunities as well!
North Georgia Snow — FAQ
Does North Georgia have snow?
Yep! With winter temperatures ranging from below freezing at night in the mid-20s to mildly cold during the day in the low 50s, snow flurries do occur in North Georgia. Though it’s not common for snow to stick or accumulate significantly, winter storms can produce enough snow depth for a little snowy fun now and then. At best, you can expect occasional light snow and a bit of snow accumulation with the winter forecast for Blue Ridge weather.
How much snow does North Georgia get per year?
Snow showers in North Georgia produce 1-4 inches of snow on average per year. That’s enough snowfall to enjoy watching with a cup of hot coffee and a mountain view. Or if you’re lucky, you can build a Southern snowman, with a little grass in his…derrière.
What is the snowiest town in Georgia?
According to snow reports, the snowiest town in North Georgia is Mountain City, closely followed by Rabun Gap. Other snowy mountain towns in North Georgia include Sky Valley, Clayton, Blairsville, Hiawassee, Mineral Bluff, Young Harris, Blue Ridge, Morganton, and Suches.
Will snow prevent me from going on vacation in North Georgia?
Nope! If there’s a snow weather forecast for your Blue Ridge getaway, don’t worry too much. With wind gusts and dropping cold temperatures in North Georgia, the main concerns will be windchill, mixed precipitation, and roads icing overnight. So, bundle up, pack the cabin with food and essentials, and bring a vehicle with 4-wheel drive for added safety when traveling.
Is severe winter weather an issue in North Georgia?
While severe weather in Georgia is most common in warmer months, it’s important to be prepared in winter, too. Please adhere to any winter weather advisory, wind advisory, or winter storm warning from the National Weather Service (NWS) and follow their guidelines. Georgia weather can be finicky, so be sure to check the 5-day forecast regularly.
For the quintessential snow experience in North Georgia, reserve a cozy cabin in the Blue Ridge Mountains — with Georgia Cabins for YOU. Whether you’re planning a magical Blue Ridge Christmas with the whole family or a trending winter holiday with friends, we have a great selection of luxury, pet-friendly, and affordable vacation rentals in Blue Ridge, Ellijay, and Big Canoe Community filled with top amenities, conveniences of home, and fun extras.
Spot snow in your comfy PJs through scenic picture windows or on the covered decks with tree-studded, river, or mountain views. Spend windy days inside with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book by a crackling fireplace. Set up epic movie nights in the home theater with a projector screen, bowls of buttery popcorn, and warm blankets. Play pool, air hockey, or shuffleboard and mix drinks in the cool game room. And dream of North Georgia snow in your luxurious king suite!
Book YOUR Stay
You can book your enchanting winter stay at a North Georgia cabin rental online or at 1.800.580.5524 today.
Things to Do in Winter
Between hunting for snow in North Georgia and snuggling up at a cozy cabin in the mountains, enjoy holiday shopping, wintry specials at local restaurants, snow tubing together, and fun winter events in Fannin County.
- Holiday Express on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway | Nov – Dec
- New Year Fireworks at Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds | Dec
- ChristmasFest | Dec
- Christmas Parade | Dec
- Fire & Ice Chili Cook-Off & Craft Beer Festival | Feb
Plan your winter vacation in the North Georgia Mountains for your best chance to experience snow in Georgia!