Ski Resorts Near Asheville, NC

Resorts, Slopes, and Snow Tubing Parks in Western North Carolina


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Asheville, NC is located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains at an elevation of around 2200 ft. The snowfall in the mountains directly surrounding Asheville isn’t significant enough for skiing; however there are several popular ski resorts at higher elevations to the north of Asheville. Below you will find a listing of these ski resorts with a brief description and contact information.

Cataloochee Ski Area

Ski Lift at Sunset Near Asheville

Located forty-five minutes west of Asheville, Cataloochee offers skiing and snowboarding right next door to the Smoky Mountains National Park. Featuring ten slopes and five lifts Cataloochee is probably one of the most beginner friendly resorts in the area. At the base of the mountain in Maggie Valley you will find Tube World Snow Tubing Park that offers loads of fun for those in the family that don't wish to ski.

1080 Ski Lodge Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
800-768-3588
828-926-3588
www.cataloochee.com
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Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Wolf Ridge is a rustic ski resort only forty-five minutes north of Asheville. They offer eighty two acres of beginner to advanced terrain. The Lodge at Wolf Ridge features a sit down restaurant serving steak and ribs and showcasing incredible views. For the 2006-2007 season Wolf Ridge has added a quad lift and new terrain.

578 Valley View Circle
Mars Hill, NC 28754
800-817-4111
828-689-4111
www.skiwolfridgenc.com
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Appalachian Ski Mountain

Snow Plow at a Ski Resort Near Asheville

If you and your family and friends are just learning how to ski or snowboard, Appalachian is the place for you. Their large amounts of beginner and intermediate terrain always have plenty of snow and their attention to grooming means you won't have to deal with rough terrain. If you would rather not deal with gravity Appalachian has a beautiful skating rink to play on and a forty five thousand square foot lodge to relax in.

940 Ski Mountain Road
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
800-322-2373
828-295-7828
www.appskimtn.com
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Hawks Nest

Hawks Nest is the night owl's place to ski. The NITEHAWK features skiing and snowboarding until midnight Friday and Saturday nights. Hawks Nest also features on of the largest terrain parks in the state and they will be adding six new rails for the 2006-2007 season. Seventy percent of their terrain is for advanced/intermediate skiers so if you feel your skills are middle of road Hawks Nest has a lot of terrain to offer you.

2058 Skyland Drive
Banner Elk NC 28604
800-822-4295
828-963-6561
www.hawksnest-resort.com
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Ski Beech

Giant Snowman on a Ski Slope

Beech Mountain happens to be the highest ski resort on the east coast. It also happens to have the only high speed detachable quad lift in North Carolina. If logging lots of runs is your priority than Beech will make it happen. Featuring fifteen slopes and nine lifts Beech truly has terrain for everyone which is a good thing since they have a discount for everyone too. No other ski resort in the State offers the kind of midweek discounts that Beech does. Check their website for details.

1007 Beech Mountain Parkway
Beech Mountain, NC 28604
800-438-2093
www.skibeech.com
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Sugar Mountain Resort

Sugar Mountain is the largest ski resort in Western North Carolina featuring about one hundred fifteen acres of skiable terrain. Traveling from Asheville, Sugar is the first resort you will come to as you arrive in Banner Elk. Their longest run is one and a half miles long and they feature the longest vertical drop in the state; an impressive twelve hundred feet. If you are looking for the big mountain (West Coast skiers cringe here) experience Sugar has it all.

1009 Sugar Mountain Drive
Banner Elk, NC 28604
800-SUGAR-MT(784-2768)
www.skisugar.com
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Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing and Indian Mining Adventure Park

Offering the best snow tubing in Western North Carolina. With over 300 feet of fun and excitement for all ages and we are the only Snow Tubing Park in the Southeast that allows trains. New this year “HALF HILL TUBING.” That's right, we now have a lane designed especially for the little people, making Moonshine Mountain truly a place the whole family can enjoy. There are 3 separate lanes and a natural run out which makes Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park one of the safest around! We are just a short drive from Asheville, Brevard, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Virginia, Tennessee, SC, Georgia, southeastern USA.

Willow Road
Hendersonville, NC 28739
828-696-0333
800-849-7553
www.moonshinemountain.com
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Ski Resorts Near Asheville, NC
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