Skiing & Snowboarding in Asheville, NC
About Asheville Skiing & Snowboarding
Even in the Southeast, skiers and snowboarders can get their fix of snowy adventure on the slopes of the Appalachian Mountains. The closest mountain to Asheville, Wolf Ridge Ski Resort is the local’s favorite. Ski the Wolf and explore 62 acres of slopes that is blanketed with an average of 60-80 inches of snow per year.
Cataloochee Ski Area calls itself ‘the home of great skiing and snowboarding in the Great Smoky Mountains.’ Five lifts, varied terrain, and phenomenal views are just a quick fifty-minute drive from town.
Rookies will love the “Slide in Five” beginner’s package that includes lessons, lift tickets, and a free pair of skis. Just a scenic hour and forty minute drive from Asheville, Sugar Mountain Resort boasts the highest vertical drops and largest amount of skiable terrain in Western North Carolina. With plenty of on-sight lodging and alternative activities like snow tubing, ice skating, and snow shoe tours, Sugar Mountain guarantees fun for the whole family.
“Come on up and Ski the Wolf.” Wolf Ridge Resort offers this enticing invitation. How could a skier, or snowboarder, turn down an invitation that sounds so cool?
At 5,506’ in the heart of Appalachia lies The Beech. You won’t find any sand there; unlike most beaches, Beech Mountain Resort is covered entirely in snow!
"The home of great skiing and snowboarding in the Great Smoky Mountains!"
Sugary sweet slopes, trails and accommodations are waiting for you at Sugar Mountain Resort.
Offering inexpensive accommodations, hearty foods and drinks, and world-class singletrack, there are few things better than a mountain bike retreat.
Jackson County, North Carolina, is a peak-laden paradise for summit seekers, filled with mountains more than 6,000-feet in elevation.
The Blue Ridge Parkway snakes though some the East Coast’s most stunning scenery. The last must-do miles in Jackson County, North Carolina, showcase everything from wildflower-flecked Appalachian balds to dense evergreen forests.
The 67,000 wild acres of towering granite domes and high altitude mountain bogs that are found in North Carolina's Panthertown Valley are a hiker’s paradise.
The hike to the Yellow Mountain Fire Tower is considered one of the toughest in North Carolina.
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