North Carolina’s High Country, known as the Ski Capital of the South, is home to three premier resorts – Appalachian Ski Mtn, Beech Mtn Resort and Sugar Mtn Resort. All are located within a 30-mile radius, making the High Country a favorite destination of families, couples and adventure-seekers. North Carolina has the highest mountains east of the Rockies and caters to skiers of all abilities. Away from the slopes, there is plenty to see and do in Valle Crucis, Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk.
Not a skier? We are home to the largest snow tubing park on the east coast. Hawksnest features more than 20 lanes of tubing fun. Also, each ski resort offers other winter activities, including ice skating, snow shoeing and tubing.
Another favorite option is the youth sleeding hill in the Town of Beech Mountain. This free sledding hill is open all winter for children 12 and under.