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Asheville North Carolina Ski Slopes and Resorts

Also see: Top 35 Winter Outings & Events | Top 50 Holiday Outings | Wintry Waterfall Photos | Top 60 Hikes | Photos of Early Winter Mountain Snow | Beech Mountain NC | Winter Lodging Packages

Ski & Snowboard near Asheville
Love the views from the ski slopes of Beech Mountain!

While winters are usually on the mild side in the city of Asheville, it's a different story at nearby ski resorts in western North Carolina. Since we have the highest mountains in eastern USA, you will find plenty of snow, either natural or man-made. Temperatures often run 20 degrees cooler on the slopes than in Asheville, so get ready!

Beech Mtn Ski Beech Mountain Ski Resort
As the highest ski and snowboard area in the eastern U.S., they offer 15 slopes on 95 acres of skiable area. There are plenty of runs for every skill level, and with a vertical drop of 830 feet and more than 80 inches of annual snowfall. See See Beech Ski packages and events. With excellent skiing (day or night) and a charming Alpine Village filled with intriguing shops, ice skating, tempting restaurants and more, they offer a winter wonderland of fun and activities.
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Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
This ski resort is the closest to downtown Asheville. When you ski or snowboard, you’ll enjoy unmatched views, crisp mountain air, well-groomed slopes and some new places to explore on 82 acres of ski terrain. Ski 22 exciting runs with 5 ski lifts (2 quad chairs, 2 double chairs and 1 surface lift) and relax in two ski lodges with rental services, food and large wood burning fireplaces to warm by! They are in Madison County just 5 miles from I-26 at Exit 3 - 30 minutes from downtown.
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Cross Country Skiing
The best place (with the most snow cover) for
cross-country skiers is Roan Mountain. Snow often blankets the 6,286-feet high mountain, enabling cross-country skiers to travel through the forest, similar to those found in Canada. There are stunning views from the top of Roan Mountain. Ski on Cloudland Trail, a 1.2-mile path that runs from the parking area to the Roan High Bluff Overlook. The gate at Carver’s Gap is closed during the winter, so you can also ski the road to the recreation area. When snow comes to the lower elevations, the Blue Ridge Parkway offers a great spot for cross country skiing since it closes for snow. See photos!

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Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley, NC
This winter playground is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. Smooth, gentle slopes gives the novices the elbowroom. Intermediate skiers and snowboarders find plenty of action, while seasoned experts can face the steepness found on Upper Omigosh. Located 40 miles west of downtown Asheville.
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More North Carolina Ski Resorts & Snow Tubing Parks

Sugar Mountain Resort, Banner Elk, 20 slopes, 5 lifts

Appalachian Ski Mountain, Blowing Rock, 9 slopes, 5 lifts

Hawksnest Winter Resort, Seven Devils, largest NC snow tubing park

Ski Sapphire Valley, Sapphire / Cashiers, ski area consists of a 1600 foot main run with a vertical drop of 200 feet, complete with a state-of-the-art quad-lift, a learning center slope and a multiple lane tube park.

NC Ski Resort Snow Making

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