North Carolina Ski Resorts

Your Guide to the Appalachian Mountains

Cataloochee Ski Resort

Ski a local favorite that is not only fun but one of the first ski resorts to open in the Appalachian mountains. Cataloochee is located in Maggie Valley and has been pleasing visitors from all over. Why? It’s one of the highest resorts in the region, which means.. MORE natural snow! Cataloochee has lights on many of its slopes for night skiing Snow making and maintenance are Cataloochee’s top priorities.With approximately 90 hydrants on the slopes they use two types of snow guns, fan guns and air/water guns. Top Elevation: 5,400′; Base Elevation 4,600′; Vertical Drop 740′ 5 lifts total: 1 quad, 1 triple, 1 double chair, 2 moving carpet surface lifts. 1 handle tow Find out more about what this local favorite has... (more...)

Sapphire Valley Ski Resort

Sapphire Valley Ski Resort is a big part of a 5,700 acre four season resort. Nestled in a pristine mountain valley high in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, the resort offers: Average elevation of 4,300 feet. A ski hill consists of two runs, one each for intermediate and beginner skiers Runs up to 1600 feet in length and a vertical drop of 200 feet Affordable rates, including special discounts for groups, organizations, students and first time skiers needing instruction. Lodging/ski packages are available and include complimentary use of the Recreation Center, which offers indoor pool, hot tubs, saunas, fitness center, mini golf, movie rental and arcade. Two on-site Lounge/restaurant facilities provide superb food, beverages... (more...)

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Enjoy unmatched views and well-groomed slopes at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort. Want some new places to explore? Find what you are looking for at Western North Carolina’s top-rated ski slope. Formerly Wolf Laurel Slopes, Wolf Ridge Ski Resort has expanded and offers: 82 acres of ski terrain with 15 acres of additional ski slopes New quad lift New terrain park and much more! Find terrain from beginner to expert at this family-oriented resort There are two places to park, purchase lift tickets/area passes and pick up rentals – Lower Wolf Ridge Lodge and Upper Wolf Ridge Lodge. Cabin rentals are also available Ride hard at one of North Carolina’s most accessible ski slopes. You won’t find miles and miles of two-lane switchbacks... (more...)

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Cataloochee Ski Resort

Ski a local favorite that is not only fun but one of the first ski resorts to open in the Appalachian mountains. Cataloochee is located in Maggie Valley and has been pleasing visitors from all over. Why? It’s one of the highest resorts in the region, which means.. MORE natural snow! Cataloochee has lights on many of its slopes for night skiing Snow making and maintenance are Cataloochee’s top priorities.With approximately 90 hydrants on the slopes they use two types of snow guns, fan guns and air/water guns. Top Elevation: 5,400′; Base Elevation 4,600′; Vertical Drop 740′ 5... (more...)

1st Tracks Ski & Snowboard Shop – Boone, NC

1st Tracks is an all-in-one winter ski and snowboard shop located a half mile from HWY 321 on 105 south in Boone, NC.  At 1st Tracks, you can purchase or rent equipment, service your already-owned gear, or load up on warm ski and snowboard clothing and accessories.  You can often times find some great deals early in the season as well as late as they are clearing out merchandise to make room for next years items. If you are heading to Boone, NC for a weekend ski trip or live in the area 1st Tracks is a great place to get set up with everything you’ll need no matter what your skill level... (more...)

Best Places to Eat in Boone NC

Below are some of the best places to eat while in the Boone, NC area. Dan’l Boone Inn – Family style dining.  Great place to go when the parents are in town so you can eat as much as your belly will hold for around 15 dollars per person. Macado’s – A staple of all ASU students especially on Tuesday nights.  Great deli sandwhiches – highly recommend the Julius Cesar, with chips and a side or ranch for dipping. Black Cat Cafe – big ol’ burritos Boone Bagelry – Some amazing bagels served by hippies The Trolley Stop – Delicious hotdogs Mellow... (more...)

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