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Next FFHA Board Meeting: January 15, 2018

The Arrival of Winter

As we approach the holidays, winter is also upon us. Each winter here on the Mountain is different; some are mild and others bring us challenges.

Make no mistake about it, Fairview Forest experiences winter and chances are, if you’re a newcomer, you’ll find winter can be more vigorous than you expected. It's all about elevation. We live on a mountain with nearly 2,000 vertical feet of elevation change in Fairview Forest. A vertical ascent of 1,000 feet usually brings a temperature drop of 5 degrees. That means, among other things, that 38 degrees and rain in Asheville might very well be 28 degrees and snow on the Mountain.

Asheville receives about 15 inches of snow in an average winter, but much of Fairview Forest receives twice that much. The seasonal average above 4,000 feet — along White Oak Forest Road, for example — is 35 inches. The winters of 2009/10 and 2010/11 each produced snowfall totals exceeding 50 inches.

Reference Links:
Winter On The Mountain
Winter Roads Plan

Road Paving Work Completed

The paving contractor, Emery Paving Co. began the next phase of road paving last week. Paving picked up on Fairview Forest Drive — near Hickory Forest Road, and applied split seal to the main road beyond that point. Split seal is a process of alternately layering liquid emulsion, and stone until the proper layering is achieved. This is an economical process used for maintaining road surfaces. A portion of Chestnut Forest Road was paved where the road was badly pitted. On the main road, Emery Paving applied a fog coat, which seals the loose gravel, and extends the life of the new split seal.

Major Changeover At Mailboxes

In September, the Post Office implemented the changeover in the arrangement of our mailboxes. Mail was not delivered on that day as workers replaced the locks and reordered the addresses. After ten days keys to mailboxes that were not picked up were turned over to FFHA for distribution as necessary.

Questions and/or concerns regarding the new mailbox alignment should be directed to James MacLeod at

A special note: For those of you whose homes are either recently sold or in a pending sale, and you no longer plan to receive mail in Fairview Forest, direct the new owners to contact James MacLeod about getting their mailbox keys. If you do need to continue receiving mail until your closing, please be sure to either pass the mailbox keys on to the new owners at your closing, or turn them in to James MacLeod. This is of logistical importance as, over the years, many keys have been lost which caused additional unnecessary aggravation to the system. So please be conscientious of the new mailbox keys.