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Skiing & Snowboarding

THE BOONE AREA IS THE SKI CAPITAL OF THE SOUTH  & ALSO OFFERS GREAT SNOW TUBING

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

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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

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Blowing Rock

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

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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

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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

Aug 23

Guided Tours at Hickory Ridge Living

6/28/16 – 11/18/16
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum invites you to a guided tour of five log cabins. Presented by 18th century… more
Aug 26

Concerts on the Jones House Lawn

6/3/16 – 8/26/16
The Jones House Community Center is situated on King Street in downtown Boone, next to the Mast General Store's Old… more
Aug 27

9th Annual High Country Beer Fest

8/27/16
The High Country Beer Fest is a celebration of local craft beer, fermentation science, incredible food, awesome music… more
Aug 27

Mornings at Hickory Ridge Museum

5/7/16 – 11/26/16
Hickory Ridge Living History Museum invites you to explore six log cabins and additional outbuildings presented by… more
Aug 27

Railroad Heritage Weekend at Tweetsie

8/27/16 – 8/28/16
A once-a-year event for railroad enthusiasts of all ages! Celebrate the Golden Age of steam locomotives behind… more
Sep 03

Mile High Kite and Craft Fest

9/3/16 – 9/4/16
Join us for a two-day arts and craft festival, featuring many local and regional artisans, kids' activities and food,… more
Sep 08

An Evening with The Avett Brothers

9/8/16
The Office of Arts & Cultural Programs, Office of the Chancellor,… more
Sep 08

Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain

9/8/16 – 9/10/16
The 4th annual Music Fest at Blue Bear Mountain will showcase the best of a variety of music genres including Larry… more
Sep 10

Art in the Park

9/10/16
Art in the Park was created in 1962 by a handful of area artists and craftspeople to showcase local talent; it'€™s now… more
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