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! If you don't ski or snowboard, go snow tubing.
Ski & Snowboard near Asheville
Rates: From $129/night
More North Carolina Ski Resorts & Snow Tubing Parks
Sugar Mountain Resort, Banner Elk, 21 slopes with 125 acres of skiable terrain and 6 lifts. 15 slopes are lit for night skiing and snowboarding. Tubing also.
Hawksnest Snow Tubing, Seven Devils, largest North Carolina snow tubing park - located near Linville and Grandfather Mountain
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. Zip lines too!