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North Carolina Skiing

A lot of people are not aware of North Carolina skiing. In fact, most are quite surprised that there is even such a thing. But the biggest wonder of all is not even that there's skiing in North Carolina. What makes it all the more spectacularly shocking is the fact that the highest mountains in the east are found in North Carolina - the Appalachian Mountains!

As the highest peaks in the Rockies, the Appalachian Mountains offer North Carolina skiing, coupled with cold temperatures, stunning scenery, and friendly folks around.

In North Carolina skiing, there is something for everyone - whether you are a beginner, an advanced learner, or an expert. There are literally dozens of ski resorts, so whether it's day or night, North Carolina skiing offers you great winter experiences.

Below is a list of some of the best North Carolina skiing to choose from:

Ski Beech

Consider North Carolina skiing on the highest ski resort in Eastern North America. At 5506 ft. above sea level, Ski Beech Resort on Beech Mountain offers no less than 15 exciting trails and 9 lifts for an unforgettable ski experience.

The resort is located about 50 minutes if you are coming in from Hickory, North Carolina. If you are driving from Charlotte Douglas International Airport, it should take you less than 93 miles or so to get there.

Sapphire Valley Ski Area

Located in Sapphire, North Carolina, Sapphire Valley Ski Area forms part of the 5,700 acre four-season resort. Here, North Carolina skiing is offered in two trails, both of which are served by a new quad lift. There is also a multi-lane tube hill for those who like to do a bit of tubing.

Sapphire Valley Ski Resort is one and a half hours or a 50-mile drive from Asheville Regional Airport. If you are coming in from Charlotte, North Carolina, it is about 135 miles.

Appalachian Ski Mtn

Ocated between Boone and Blowing Rock, the Appalachian Ski Mountain is the perfect place for the best North Carolina skiing vacation. With no less than 25 acres of areas that are cloaked with immaculate snow each winter, this is one place you don't want to miss.

The mountain is 4,000 feet above seal level with a vertical drop of 365 feet, making it a one thrilling downhill ride from the top all the way to the bottom. There are 9 slopes all in all, and trails for beginners and experts alike. The resort also offers one double chair, 2 quad chairs, and one surface lift.


In addition to the above ski resorts, there are also other remarkable skiing that North Carolina has to offer. Places like Cataloochee Ski Area, Sugar Mountain Resort, and Wolf Ridge Ski Resort are only some of the few.




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