Winter in Shenandoah
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As leaves fall and cooler temperatures improve visibility, the valleys below and mountains beyond are more spectacular than ever.
Picnicking and Restroom Facilities Along Skyline Drive
Status from December through March, from north to south.
Hiking When Skyline Drive is Closed
Skyline Drive is an historic scenic byway with twists, turns, and grades designed to maximize the mountain views and the driving experience. Even with diligent work crews it can be days before Skyline Drive opens after temperatures drop and the road is icy or blanketed with snow
Winter in Shenandoah is unpredictable. Temperatures are usually 10 to 20oF cooler than in the lowlands and weather conditions can change quickly. What comes down as rain below can be ice and snow on the mountain.
There are two emergency phones at popular boundary access points:
Last updated: March 6, 2019