Dead of Winter chronicles the story of the Donner family traveling west to California pursuing the American dream. During their journey, the group decides to take what they think is a shortcut and end up trapped by snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains. While waiting to be rescued or for the snow to thaw, the group runs out of food and turns to the only food source that remains…each other. “Dead of Winter: The Donner Party” premieres Friday, November 27 at 9pm ET on The Weather Channel. If you miss it on Friday, the 2-hour special will rerun throughout the weekend.