Skiing & Snowboarding


Boone Area snowmaking just keeps getting better, ski seasons keep getting longer (often from November to late-March-even April), and slope conditions stay more consistent. Even when the country has a milder winter-massive snowmaking firepower can quickly cover all the slopes and great conditions are as close as a cold day...Add the High Country's natural snow-equal to Buffalo, New York-and you have nationally significant skiing in a spectacular setting. 

The 2015-16 season will have another change at Sugar Mountain Resort, a new high speed, 6 person chairlift called the Summitt Express. This chairlift can take you from base to summitt in a mere 5 minutes. "Our guests expect to be offered something new every year. Therefore it's important that we continue to develop and provide innovations with a wow factor," explains Sugar Mountain Resort Owner, Gunther Jochl. New snow machines have been added and the cafeteria has been remodled offering freshly made food to order.   

Our three area ski resorts (Appalachian Ski MountainBeech Mountain Resort; and Sugar Mountain Resort) offer everything from skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, ice skating, lessons and more.  Check out their individual listings for more info.

The Boone area is also home to Hawksnest, the largest snow tubing park on the East coast.  Hawksnest features four different tubing areas with over 30 lanes of fun.  Lanes are 400 to 1000 feet long with two moving carpet lifts to take you back to the top.  Click the hyperlink on their name of see their listing below for their website and more information. 

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Blowing Rock

The NC High Country’s 1st Ski Area. Skiing since 1962. 2 Quad Chairlifts, 1 Double Chairlift, 1 Conveyor Lift, 1 Handle Pull .. more

Beech Mountain

Ski Beech is the highest ski area in the east at 5,506-foot peak elevation. With 15 slopes, seven chair lifts, two surface lifts, .. more

Blowing Rock

"The Place to Learn to Ski" located at Appalachian Ski Mtn. Helpful, caring, patient staff. Small classes for personal attention. .. more

Seven Devils

Welcome to Hawksnest Tubing Park, the largest snow tubing park on the East Coast! Enjoy our 20 Lane Snow Tubing Park with four .. more

Banner Elk

NC's largest ski/snowboard area with 20 slopes from beginner to expert including a terrain park, 8 lifts, and access tubing park. .. more



Featured Events

Oct 28

Ghost Train Halloween Festival at

9/23/16 – 10/29/16
Friday and Saturday evenings, September 23 through October 29, 7:30 pm to 11:30pm, all aboard Tweetsie’s Ghost… more
Oct 29

Beary Scary Halloween

Celebrate Halloween at Grandfather Mountain with crafts, nature programs, trick-or-treating and a costume contest.… more
Oct 29

The Haunting of Hickory Ridge

Are you tired of fake haunted trails and corn mazes? Then you need to visit the High Country's only certified haunted… more
Nov 11

The SteelDrivers

Winner of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album, the Nashville-based SteelDrivers have captivated audiences… more
Nov 25

Christmas in the Park & Lighting of the

Santa, hot chocolate, carols, and the ceremonial Lighting of the Town Tree! Entertainment in the park and family fun… more
Nov 26

Annual Thanksgiving Kiln Opening

Be present at 10:00 a.m. to watch us unload the wood kiln, and them make your selection. tems in the wood kiln will… more
Nov 26

Blowing Rock Christmas Parade

Annual holiday celebration on Main Street in Blowing Rock. … more
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815 W. King Street, Suite 10
Boone, NC 28607
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