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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 and you have nationally significant skiing in a spectacular setting. 

Just last season, there was 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 summit 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

Mar 25

High Country Grizzlies vs. LeHigh

3/25/17
High Country Grizzles is Boone's brand new indoor football team. Join them on Appalachian State Univeristy's campus at… more
Mar 25

Meltdown Games

3/25/17 – 3/26/17
Winter isn’t over until we say it is. Come enjoy Appalachian’s classic end of the winter celebration on… more
Mar 28

Beer 101: Belgian Beers II

3/28/17
The theme of this month's Beer 101 dinner is Belgian Beers II; Belgian Beers paired with Belgian Cuisine. Each dinner… more
Mar 31

Fancy Pants: Part Deux -- Fine Wine &

3/31/17
Taste 40+ wines at four favorite eateries in Boone: CoBo's, The Local, Proper and Vidalia. Plus, it's a Fancy Pants… more
Apr 01

38th Annual Blowing Rock Trout Derby

4/1/17
The 38th Annual Derby begins at sunrise on Saturday, prizes awarded at 4:30pm. Win prizes for biggest fish in separate… more
Apr 01

5th Annual High Country Brewer's

4/1/17
Boondocks is holding the 5th Annual High Country Brewer's Experience in West Jefferson (Ashe County), NC. This year… more
Apr 01

High Country Grizzlies vs. Dayton

4/1/17
High Country Grizzles is Boone's brand new indoor football team. Join them on Appalachian State Univeristy's campus at… more
Apr 08

5th Annual Boone Birding Festival

4/8/17
A FREE family-oriented festival celebrating the unique birding opportunities in the NC High Country! Valle Crucis Park… more
Apr 09

High Country Grizzlies vs. Jacksonville

4/9/17
High Country Grizzles is Boone's brand new indoor football team. Join them on Appalachian State Univeristy's campus at… more
Apr 20

SAVOR Blowing Rock

4/20/17 – 4/23/17
A four-day celebration of wine, craft beer, fine cuisine and entertainment, featuring lectures, art classes, cooking… more
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