North Carolina Ski Resorts near Asheville

Ski Slopes and Resorts near Asheville

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

Beech Mountain Ski Resort
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. Mountaintop bar. See our Beech Mtn Winter Guide with packages and events. Snow tubing and ice skating too!
Ski Package
Ski & Stay Special, Beech Mountain
Take a midweek ski trip and save! Stay two nights (Sun-Thurs) in an condo or inn and get a lift ticket for two (Mon-Fri). As always, the slopes are open as weather allows. Special available through March 24, 2017.
Rate: $119/person, double occupancy
Cabin Special
Mountain Discovery, Carolina Mornings
Stay March-April, and receive a Biltmore Estate pass. During May: receive Biltmore & Ziplining. June-September: get Biltmore & Ziplining & Rafting. Choose from 100+ cabins and vacation rentals. Many are pet-friendly and have fireplaces and hot tubs.
Rates: From $129/night
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
The closest ski resort to downtown Asheville with 82 acres of ski terrain, 22 runs with 5 ski lifts. Lift ticket specials: Tuesday BOGO, Wednesday Women 1/2 price, Thursday night college students $15. Located in Madison County just 5 miles from I-26 - 30 minutes north of Asheville
Snow Tubing
Snow Tubing at Beech Mountain
The new state-of-the-art snow tubing park at the Beech Mountain Ski Resort adds to the fun there. Enjoy long runs, then take the magic carpet back to the top. It's adjacent to the ice skating rink.
Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley, NC
Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley, NC
This winter playground nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains features smooth, gentle slopes for novices while seasoned experts face the steepness found on Upper Omigosh. Located 40 miles west of downtown Asheville.


Beech Mtn Beer Festival
Winterfest Beer Festival
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Sample 50 beers and ciders from North Carolina breweries at Beech Mountain ski resort, 4-8 PM. Live music and shuttle. Great way to end a day on the slopes. 
Beech Mtn Ski
Totally 80s Retro Ski Weekend
Thursday, February 23, 2017 to Sunday, February 26, 2017
Beech Mountain Ski Resort will bend the space-time continuum for a righteously rad celebration with live 80s music nightly, retro skiing daily and plenty of throwback activities in between.

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!

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