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. New this season... Snow Tubing!
Ski Package
March Ski Special, Beech Mountain
Save 25% off lift tickets, ski/snowboard rentals and lodging at the highest (and coldest) resort town! Begins March 7 and continues through the end of ski season. Includes spring break!
Mountain Discovery Pass
Mountain Discovery Special, Carolina Mornings
All stays with Carolina Mornings get a free Biltmore daily pass (up to $60/day value) and the French Broad Zipline pass ($89 value). Choose from 100+ vacation rentals, including 25 cabins on the slopes at Wolf Ridge. 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
New for winter 2015/16 is a state-of-the-art snow tubing park at the Beech Mountain Resort. 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.

Events

Beech Mtn Ski
Totally 80’s Retro Ski Weekend
Thursday, February 18, 2016 to Sunday, February 21, 2016
Beech Mountain Ski Resort will bend the space-time continuum for a righteously rad celebration with live 80’s 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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