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Overview > Snow Skiing in WNC

 Whether you're just learning or an old pro, you'll find that the Asheville area offers a number of exciting skiing and snow boarding destinations. The ancient Blue Ridge mountains provide a unforgettable backdrop to Western North Carolina's slopes, while the region's temperate climate allow's for a long ski season (late November - early March) without the sub zero cold of other areas. So what are you waiting for? Grab your skis and let our Asheville area ski guide lead you to the perfect slopes! Or if you're looking for the latest in skiing and snowboarding gear and accessories, check out our ski equipment directory.
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Appalachian Ski Mountain
(828) 295-7828
view a map: Map of Appalachian Ski Mountain
slopes: 12

A family oriented ski resort perfect for skiers of all ages and abilities. Featuring beginner, intermediate, expert, and freestyle slopes. They also offer night skiing 7 nights a week.
Cataloochee Ski Area
Cataloochee Ski Area
(800) 768-0285
view a map:Map of Cataloochee Ski Area
slopes: 16

For generations snow-loving families have flocked to the Cataloochee Ski Area to experience Southern hospitality on the slopes. Featuring 3 expert, 4 intermediate, and 5 novice slopes.
Hawk's Nest Snow Tubing and Zip Line
Hawk's Nest Ski Resort
(800) 822-4295
view a map: Map of Hawks Nest Ski Resort
slopes: 12

Recognized for having the largest Snow Tubing Park on the East Coast, plus longest Zip line Tour as well, featuring 19 cables, four of which are known in the zip line industry as super or mega zips. 20 lane snow tubing park, lanes are 400-1000 feet long!
Sapphire Valley
Sapphire Valley
(828) 743-1164
view a map: Map of Sapphire Valley
slopes: 3

The Sapphire Valley Ski slopes are an integral part of a 5,700 acre four-season resort nestled in a pristine mountain valley high in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, with an average elevation of 4,300 feet
Ski Beech
Ski Beech
(800) 438-2093
view a map: Map of Ski Beech
slopes: 15

Featuring excellent skiing (day or night), and a charming Alpine Village filled with intriguing shops, tempting restaurants and more.
Sugar Mountain Resort
Sugar Mountain Resort
(800) 784-2768
view a map: Map of Sugar Mountain Resort
slopes: 20
Sugar Mountain Resort offers 115 acres of ski and snowboard terrain with the most vertical feet in North Carolina at 1,200 ft. Other activites include tubing and snowshoeing
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
(800) 817-4111
view a map: Map of Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
slopes: 22

Experience some of Western North Carolina's best slopes at the family oriented Wolf Ridge Ski Resort. Just 30 minutes from Asheville.