Starting Sunday, Nov. 5, Grandfather Mountain will be switching to its winter hours of operation.

012916_gfm_snow_otter_FRThe park will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and ticket sales will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Grandfather Mountain is open year-round, weather permitting, with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

During times of inclement weather, the mountain may close half-way or even entirely, especially in high winds and freezing precipitation. As such, those planning to visit are encouraged to call (828) 733-4337 to check on weather conditions and opening status.