Thursday, December 30, 2010

New Year's Eve at Beech Mountain

Celebrate New year's Eve on the Slopes at Beech Mountain. The Beech Tree Bar and Grille will offer Live Music. Enjoy free shuttles all night! Get details about Beech Mountain Ski Resort

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Years Eve Extravaganza at Appalachian Ski Mountain

December 31 at Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock NC ring in the New Year with a New Year's Eve Extravaganza! Enjoy fireworks, torchlight skiing, Moonlight ice skating from 10 pm to midnight and breakfast available from 9pm to midnight. Get details about Appalachian Ski Mountain...

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Cataloochee Offers "Family Day"

At Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley NC starting January 12, every Wednesday is Family Day and a child 17 and under receives a FREE lift ticket when accompanied by a parent purchasing a full price day, twilight or night lift ticket. Get details about Cataloochee...

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Ski with Santa in Blowing Rock

December 24 the whole family can Ski with Santa in Blowing Rock NC. Santa Claus is coming to Appalachian Ski Mountain this Christmas Eve! He is sure to have tons of candy for kids who have been good this year, and will be on the hill from 1-4pm. Appalachian Ski Mountain is located in Blowing Rock NC. Find lodging, restaurants and attractions convenient to Appalachian Ski Resort at Blowing Rock NC, Boone NC and Banner Elk NC

Monday, December 20, 2010

Tubing at Sugar Mountain Resort

Snow Tubing is open at Sugar Mountain with sessions 1 hour and 45 minutes long at 10 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM, 4 PM, 6 PM and 8 PM. Tubing at Sugar is located on the Sugar Mountain Golf Course adjacent to the "D" parking lot. The 700 ft tubing run has its own lifts, snowmaking, lights for night tubing and is groomed regularly. Individual tickets must be purchased at the tubing run, not the normal selling windows at the lodge. Ticket prices are $20.00 per rider/session on weekdays and $25 per rider/session on weekends & holidays for ages five (5) and above.  Get details about Sugar Mountain Resort...

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Fly through the air with the greatest of ease at Hawksnest

Hawksnest Resort has been recognized for having the largest Snow Tubing Park on the East Coast since its conversion from skiing to tubing.  The 20 Lane Snow Tubing Park offers four different areas to snow tube with lanes 400  to 1000 feet long. Two conveyor lifts take snow tubers back to the top for more rides. Hawksnest has 100% snow making and lighting on all lanes.

With the addition of
he Zip Line course at Hawksnest, you can now "fly" above ground as well as over it. The Line is the longest on the east coast with over 1.5 miles of cable riding on 10 different cables taking you through the trees, over creeks and even over snow tubers during the winter months. The Zip Line course is set in the middle of some of the best views in the High Country and offers some of the best values among east coast lines..

Winter 2010/2011 Rates started November 27, 2010
Monday - Friday -- $75  with 10 cable tours (Non-holiday) starting at 10am, 12pm, 2pm & 4pm
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays -- $45 
with 4 cable tours Tours starting every 15 minutes from 10am - 4pm
Holidays are December 20 - 31, January 16 & 17, February 20 & 21. Tours will be at 10am with the last tour starting at 4pm. Reservations are required. Please arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled tour start. Tours take about 1 1/2 to 2 hours to complete. $5 military discount for active military. NO single person tours, minimum 2 per tour.  Purchase your tickets by calling 828-963-6561 or 800-822-4295

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Cataloochee Ski Packages from $99.40 per night

Ski and Stay Getaway for Two Package includes: One night accommodations for two adults,  $25 resort credit to use toward dining or spa services, Hot "High Country" breakfast buffet for two. Ski at Cataloochee, NC's first Ski Area! Rates begin at $99.40 per night!   The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa

Friday, December 17, 2010

Cataloochee Now skiing 100%

Cataloochee Ski Area Snow Report for Friday, December 17, 2010: On Friday, skiing will be on 100% of the mountain on 16 out of 16 slopes with two aerial lifts and one conveyor lift operating on a base of 34-80” and a machine worked surface.

Three sessions of skiing are offered - day skiing from 9am – 4:30pm, twilight skiing from 1pm until 10pm and night skiing from 6pm until 10pm with an afternoon half day rate available.


In addition to the regular day, twilight and night skiing schedule of Tuesday through Saturday evenings, there will be day, twilight and night skiing through January 1 everyday except Christmas Eve when skiing will be from 8:30am – 4:30pm and Christmas Day, open from 1pm until 10pm and holiday rates will be in effect everyday beginning Saturday December 18 through Sunday, January 2.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ski Packages at Sugar Mountain

Ski Packages are available NOW for Sugar Mountain Ski Resort. Among the amenities offered are: Jacuzzi, sauna, an indoor heated pool, shuffleboard, tennis court, basketball court and laundry room.

Save 30 - 40% on Winter Value Packages including lodging, lift tickets, rental equipment and even lessons for the whole family:

Early Season (Opening through Sunday, December 12, 2010):
Stay 3, 4 or 5 nights and ski for 2, 3, or 4 days respectively, or stay Friday, Saturday & Sunday night and ski on Saturday and Sunday. Available on weekdays and weekends.
Mid-Season (Monday, January 3, 2011 through Thursday, March 3, 2011):
Stay 3, 4 or 5 nights and ski for 2, 3 or 4 days respectively. Mid-Season packages are available Sunday through Thursday only.
Late Season (Monday, March 7, 2011 through the end of the season):
Stay 3, 4 or 5 nights and ski for 2, 3, or 4 days respectively, or stay Friday, Saturday & Sunday night and ski on Saturday and Sunday. Available on weekdays and weekend

Monday, December 13, 2010

NC Ski Update: Cataloochee Ski Area

Snow Report for Tuesday, December 14 at Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley NC: At 4:30pm on Monday, the temperature is 9 degrees and Cataloochee has received 9” of new natural snow in the last 24 hours.

On Tuesday, skiing will be on 90% of the mountain on 14 out of 16 slopes with two aerial lifts and one conveyor lift operating on a base of 34-80” and a packed powder surface.  Snow is currently being made on the two remaining trails left to open.

On Tuesday three sessions of skiing will be offered, day skiing  from 9am – 4:30pm, twilight skiing from 1pm until 10pm and night skiing from 6pm until 10pm  with an afternoon half day rate available.  
Cataloochee is now on the regular operating schedule and holiday rates will begin Saturday, December 18 and continue each day through Sunday, January 2.

Every non-holiday Monday through Thursday all persons renting skis or snowboards at Cataloochee receive a FREE 1 hour beginner lesson!  Lesson times are at 9:30, 11:30, 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 and 7:15pm and you should plan on being at the area at least 30 minutes prior to your chosen lesson time to sign up.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Beech Mountain Ski Resort now open for Night Skiing

Beech Mountain Ski Resort on Beech Mountain NC began night skiing this weekend. The Resort has opened 7 more runs this week, bringing the current total number of open trails to twelve.

Beech Mountain Ski Resort is the highest ski area in Eastern America and offers 15 trails with 10 lifts on 95 skiable acres. Facilities include two terrain parks, ice skating, snow tubing, four restaurants, two sport shops, a full rental facility and wireless internet connection.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Tube World open this Weekend in Maggie Valley

Tube World is open! Located in Maggie Valley, across from Ghost Town in the Sky and 4 miles from Cataloochee Ski Area, Tube World will be open on both Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 6pm with 1hour and 45 minute sessions available beginning at 10, 12, 2, and 4pm . Cost for tubing is $25 per session and you must be 42” tall to ride alone.

There is no two person tubing allowed at Tube World. Tubing is on a first come, first served basis and some sessions do sell out. Should the session you wish to tube be sold out when you arrive, you may purchase a session for later in the day. Wee Bowl, a child’s snowplay area for kids under the 42” height requirement is open for the same session times and the cost is $5 per person.

Cataloochee Ski Area Report for 12-11-10

Dec 11 at Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley NC - Skiing on 70 percent of the mountain on eleven out of 16 trails with two aerial lifts and one conveyor lift operating - Advanced Upper Omigosh, Intermediate Rock Island Run, Advanced Alley Cat, Intermediate Lower Snowbird Trail, and Intermediate Lower Omigosh, serviced by the Omigosh Double Chairlift. Beginners Over Easy, Beginners Easy Way and Beginners Rabbit Hill serviced by the Easy Way Triple Chairlift, Beginner’s Luck Learning Area serviced by the Moving Carpet Conveyor lift and the Wolf Creek Hollow Teaching area on a base of 26”-80” and a machine made surface. Please note that some of our terrain features will be available for you to ride Upper Over Easy, right down from the Snack Shack, accessed by the Easy Way Triple Chairlift.

On Saturday there will be one session of skiing, day skiing only from 8:30am until 4:30pm, with an afternoon half day rate also available. Midweek season passholders can ski this weekend as well.

Friday, December 10, 2010

7 More runs and Night Skiing at Beech Mountain this Weekend

Beech Mountain Resort has opened 7 more runs, bringing the total number of open trails to twelve. Please continue to check slope conditions report for more information. On Saturday, December 11, 2010, Beech Mountain Resort will open for night skiing. 

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fresh Fridays Resume at Appalachian Ski Mountain Dec 17

Dec 17 Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock NC resumes its signature Fresh Fridays series. The fun series continues all season long with lots of new features being fabricated for the 10-11 season. You'll find laid back jam sessions on constantly changing, never before seen setups in the parks. Look for more themed events this season, all with tons of prizes to award standouts throughout the sessions.  Best of all, it’s completely FREE to enter!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Cataloochee Ski Area Report for 12-8-10

Snow Report for Wednesday, December 8, 2010 from Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley NC. The time is 8:30pm on Tueday evening, the temperature is currently 8 degrees, and it was a great first day of skiing to the top of the mountain today!

On Wednesday, we will be skiing on 70 percent of the mountain on eleven out of 16 trails with two aerial lifts and one conveyor lift operating - Advanced Upper Omigosh, Intermediate Rock Island Run, Advanced Alley Cat, Intermediate Lower Snowbird Trail, and Intermediate Lower Omigosh, serviced by the Omigosh Double Chairlift. Beginners Over Easy, Beginners Easy Way and Beginners Rabbit Hill serviced by the Easy Way Triple Chairlift, Beginner’s Luck Learning Area serviced by the Moving Carpet Conveyor lift and the Wolf Creek Hollow Teaching area on a base of 22”-80” and a machine made surface. Please note that some of our terrain features will be available for you to ride Upper Over Easy, right down from the Snack Shack, accessed by the Easy Way Triple Chairlift.

On Wednesday, we will offer two sessions of skiing, twilight skiing from 1pm until 10pm and night skiing from 6pm until 10pm with an afternoon half day rate also available. Please remember we are now on our early season operating schedule of 1pm until 10pm Monday through Friday and 8:30am – 4:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays and that midweek season passholders can ski everyday even on the weekends through December 17. Also, don’t forget every non-holiday Monday through Thursday all persons renting skis or snowboards at Cataloochee receive a FREE 1 ? hour beginner lesson! Lesson times this week are offered at 1:30, 3:30, 5:30 and 7pm and you should plan on being at the area at least 30 minutes prior to your chosen lesson time to sign up.

Tube World located in Maggie Valley, across from Ghost Town in the Sky, four miles from the ski area will reopen on Saturday, December 11 at 10am.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Renovations at Beech Mountain include Snow Making System

A new system of automated snow guns will have a major impact on snowmaking capacity this winter at Beech Mountain Resort.  The automated "PoleCat System" is able to produce copious amounts of snow. The guns added last year were the highlights of the Resort's snowmaking, now uping the system 300% by installing six more. The nice thing is this system is self-monitoring and constantly controls the output, significantly increasing snowmaking capability.

Last season's snowmaking upgrades paid big dividends on the Robbins Run and Upper Shawneehaw trails. This year, the resort set its sights on the long, black diamond White Lightning run, along with the Lower Shawneehaw trail, Powder Bowl and Freestyle trail.

The Resort believes it is  almost 100% better than three or four years ago because of the new automated system, plus we still have PoleCats that operate on carriages," said Costin. The 40 JCI tower guns added the past couple years,  dozens of Ratnik guns and the significant money invested in snowmaking over the last 36 months is paying off in the finished product.

Also receiving improvemnets was the alpine village at the base of the slopes. Three outside businesses moved in to lease a trio of storefronts. Skiers can now take advantage of a new equipment rental operation, coffee cafĂ© and souvenir photo shop. New lockers were installed in the locker rooms, a third lane was built on the snow-tubing run and a shipment of ski/snowboard equipment was added  to the rental fleet.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Sugarfest this Weekend at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort

Sugar Mountain's annual season kickoff  "Sugarfest"   takes place this year on December 11th and 12th.  Snow and lots of fun are the prediction.  Watch 1992 Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medalist, Paul Wylie dazzle onlookers with his amazing talent. The performance will be followed by an on ice skating clinic and a meet and greet session Sunday at 3 PM. No fee is required to watch Paul's inspiring on-ice performance.


Festivities include consumer equipment demos, a snowball eating contest, ice sculpting, live North Carolina bluegrass music by Boss Hawg, fireworks, Preseason Adult Ski Clinic featuring Olympians Diann Roffe, Krista Schmidinger and 2010 US National Sugar G Champion Keely Kelleher as guest coaches, rail jam, appearances by Sweetie and Sugar Bear, lodging specials, and more.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Food donations for Skiing Today at Cataloochee

Dec 5 Snow and Slope report for Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley NC:  Depth of Base: 12-80with a machine-worked surface, 10 trails and 4 lifts open fir day skiing from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Some natural snowfall has occurred through the night.

Today is the 9th Annual Can- U-Ski Food and Coat Drive. In conjunction with Haywood Christian Ministries, Cataloochee Ski Area seeks to help with this year’s increased need for food and warm winter coats for special families throughout our region. We ask all Cataloochee skiers and snowboarders to bring at least 10 cans of food or a winter jacket of any size that is in good condition to the ski area and you will receive your lift ticket on that Sunday for FREE! Skiing will be from 8:30am – until 4:30pm and rentals and lessons are not included. It’s a $56 value!

Trails open: Intermediate Rock Island Run, Advanced Alley Cat, Intermediate Lower Snowbird Trail, and Intermediate Lower Omigosh, serviced by the Rock Island Run Quad Chairlift, Beginners Over Easy, Beginners Easy Way and Beginners Rabbit Hill serviced by the Easy Way Triple Chairlift, Beginner’s Luck Learning Area serviced by the Moving Carpet Conveyor lift and the Wolf Creek Hollow Teaching area serviced by the Moving Carpet Conveyor lift on a base of 12”-80” and a machine made surface. Please note that some of the terrain features will be available for you to ride Upper Over Easy, right down from the Snack Shack, accessed by the Easy Way Triple Chairlift.

Early season operating schedule is now in effect - skiing 1 PM until 10 PM Monday through Friday and 8:30am – 4:30pm on Saturdays and Sundays and that midweek season passholders can ski everyday even on the weekends through December 17.

Friday, December 3, 2010

NC Skiing and Tubing Open this Weekend - Hit the Slopes!

Snowfall this weekend! The following Ski Resorts,  Ski Areas and Tubing Parks will be open this weekend. Check the individual sites for conditions and hours.

Cataloochee Ski Area, Located in Maggie Valley NC,  is North Carolina's First Ski Area and in recent years the first NC Ski Area to open for the season. Catalochee offers Smoky Mountain Skiing, Riding and Tubing with 16 lighted slopes including the Cat Cage Terrain Park. With a variety of terrain for beginners to experts alike and over 4,000 sets of snowsports equipment, the Cataloochee experience offers something for everyone.

TUBE WORLD is a 5 run snow tube park in Maggie Valley NC popular with locals and visitors alike. Sit back and enjoy the moving carpet lift to the top and then get ready for the slide of your life.

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort is in the Village of Sugar Mountain, Banner Elk NC and offers 20 slopes and trails spread over 115 skiable acres providing all levels of skiing and snowboarding. Snow tube on the 700 ft tubing runs with their own lifts, snowmaking and lights for night tubing or ice skate on a 10,000 square foot refrigerated outdoor ice skating rink.

Appalachian Ski Mountain - After 48 hours of round-the-clock snowmaking, Friday, December 3rd will be the first day of the 2010-11 season. There will be six slopes open on Friday, including the Appaljack Terrain Park, two conveyor lifts, and three chairlifts.  For the comfort of our guests, most snowmaking will not take place on open slopes during the day on Friday. The first 100 skiers / snowboarders will receive free tickets on our Opening Day, Friday, December 3rd.

Beech Mountain Resort will open for the 2010-2011 season this Saturday, December 4, 2010.
Tickets will be sold at $30 for a day ticket and $20 dollars for a half day ticket. Lift tickets will go on sale at 8:30am and the slopes will close at 4:30pm.  With excellent skiing (day or night), and a charming Alpine Village filled with intriguing shops, tempting restaurants and more Ski Beech offers a winter wonderland of fun and activities for all members of your family or group,

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort  - It's Friday and the Wolf is open today from 9:am until 10:00 pm. We will be open Saturday 9:am -10:pm and Sunday 9:am-4:30: We will Close Monday the 6th thru Wednesday the 8th to get an incredible snow base on the mountain while the low temperatures allow. We will re-open on Thursday the 9th at 9:am and be wide open for the season.Two Ski Lodges offer ski/snow board/bibs/helmet/locker rentals, full food service, gift/sport shops and fireside dining and relaxing. Slope side cabin and vacation rentals are available. There is something for everyone from beginner to expert at this family-oriented resort.

Hawksnest
Snowtubing Opening on Saturday. We will be open on Saturday, December 4 for snowtubing.  This will kick off our 2010/2011 winter season.  We are making snow around the clock and conditions should be good for snowtubing this weekend.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hawksnest Tubbing opening this Weekend

Update from Hawksnest Snow Tube Park and Zipline Tours: Nov 30 at 10 AM - We will be open for snowtubing and zipline tours this weekend.  This will be our first weekend of snowtubing for the 2010/2011 winter season and we are very excited about the start of the winter season.  We will be open on Saturday, December 4 and Sunday, December 5.  On Saturday our sessions will be 10am, 12pm, 2pm and 4pm.  On Sunday our sessions will be 10am, 12pm and 2pm.  Cost for both days will be $32 per person per session.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Beech Mountain Ski Chalet Rental $100 - $200 per night

A BIT OF HEAVEN Chalet rental offers 3 bedrooms, 2 baths with a mountain view only 1/2 mile from Ski Beech. Enjoy the game room with pool table, fireplace and a fully equipped kitchen. Use of Beech Mountain Club facilities (pool, golf, tennis) in season. $100-$200 night, $650-$1200 week. This rate includes ALL fees and taxes

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Alpine Ski Center offers Gift Bucks

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Today's Skiing at Cataloochee

Nov 28, Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley NC will  offer one session of skiing only: day skiing from 8:30am-4:30pm with an afternoon half day rate also available. Skiing is on 3 slopes with 2 lifts from midstation down with a 18"-24" base with a machine made surface. New snow  will be made throughout the day today so come prepared for these types of conditions.

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort plans Dec 4 Opening

With temperatures dropping and consistent cold nights the snow makers at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort will be churning out the white stuff all week preparing for a December 4 opening. This year the Resort is offering:
1. An improved group check-in process allowing confirmed groups to get out on the slopes faster!
2. A new, larger lesson area (free lessons for groups with 15 or more) and more beginner trails, all new this season!
3.An improved rental process. You can now download your groups' rental forms and have them filled out before you get there saving you time and putting your group on the slopes faster.

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort includes on site lodging and is located at 578 Valley View Circle, Mars Hill, North Carolina

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort Open today

Sugar Mountain has re-opened today for skiing, snowboarding and ice skating. Prices are: Full Day - $35, Half Day - $25, Kids Half Day -  $20. Ice skating is open today from 10 am until 10 pm and the rink will open on Sunday from 10 am until 8 PM.
The Sugar Mountain NC resort near Banner Elk has reopened today,  November 27, 2010after warm temperatures forced the ski area to shut down on Sunday, November 14, 2010. Snowmaking began yesterday afternoon as temperatures steadily dropped into the 20's and then into the teens overnight. Natural snow and temperatures in the teens and 20's are forecasted for later in the week. Take a real time look at the slopes through the live, streaming web cam at www.skisugar.com/sugarlive.

A manmade powder surface covers the Upper and Lower Flying Mile slopes providing a run of a mile and a half long. The Summit #1 lift operates to the ¾'s station servicing both slopes for the day and ½ day sessions. Today's lift/slope ticket prices are $35 for an adult full-day session and $25 for an adult half-day session.

December 11 -12 enjoy an array of activities during the annual SugarFest.

For more information  call 800-SUGAR-MT (784-2768) or view our website http://www.skisugar.com


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Cataloochee skiing Saturday and Sunday

Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley will be open for skiing this Saturday and Sunday. The slower than predicted arrival of colder temperatures will prevent a Friday opening.

Ski Schedule for Saturday, November 27: open at 8:30am for three sessions of skiing: day skiing from 8:30am-4:30pm, twilight skiing from 1pm until 10pm and night skiing from 6pm until 10pm.

Ski Schedule for Sunday, November 28: open for day skiing only from 8:30am-4:30pm. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

NC Ski Update for Cataloochee

November 21, Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley NC is skiing from midstation down, on three slopes and two lifts on a 6"-16" base and machine worked surface. There will be some terrain features available to ride on Sunday. One session of skiing is offered, day skiing only from 8:30am-4:30pm with an afternoon half day rate also available. Special pricing is in effect on Sunday and lift ticket rates for adults for the day session will be $28 and juniors 5 -12 will be $22. Midweek and Limited Season Passes will be valid on Sunday as well.

Operating hours for the upcoming week: closed Monday, November 22 through Thursday, November 25 but planning to reopen on Friday, November 26 at 8:30am. Opening on Friday is dependent on snowmaking during the upcoming week. The next update will be Thursday.

Colder temperatures are in the forecast for later this coming week which should allow additional snowmaking to add  base depth and  additional terrain for your holiday skiing and riding literally overnight.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Catalooch Ski Packages at the Waynesville Inn

Stay & Ski Getaway for Two   In the Great Smoky Mountains, Cataloochee Ski Resort is known for being an amazing ski area that features a vast array of trails and months of great snow conditions. Each mountain provides exceptional downhill and snowboarding opportunities. Take advantage of the great North Carolina skiing and save money on your vacation when you ski and stay at The Waynesville Inn.
The Ski and Stay Getaway Package includes:
  • One night accommodations for two adults
  • Two adult lift tickets and two children lift tic 
  • $25 resort credit to use toward dining or spa services
  • Hot "High Country" breakfast buffet for two


Stay & Ski Family Four Pack   The Great Smoky Mountains, Cataloochee Ski Resort is known as an amazing ski area that features a vast array of trails and months of great ski condition. Each mountain provides exceptional downhill and snowboarding opportunities. Take advantage of great North Carolina mountain skiing and save money on your next winter family vacation when you ski and stay at the Waynesville Inn.
The Ski and Stay Family Four Pack package includes:
  • One night accommodations for four
  • Two adult lift tickets and two children lift tickets 
  • $25 resort credit to use toward dining or spa services
  • Hot "High Country" breakfast buffet for four 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Catalooch Ski Area Open for Skiing this Weekend

November 20, Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley NC will be skiing from midstation down, on three slopes and two lifts on a 6"-16" base and machine worked surface. There will be some terrain features available to ride on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday, one session of skiing is offered, day skiing only from 8:30am-4:30pm with an afternoon half day rate also available. Special pricing is in effect this weekend and lift ticket rates for adults for the day session will be $28 and juniors 5 -12 will be $22. Midweek and Limited Season Passes will be valid this weekend as well. Open Sunday from 8:30am-4:30pm. The decision as to skiing during the upcoming week will be made by 12 noon on Sunday. Persons planning on coming skiing beginning on November 22 should check on Sunday by noon for an update. 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Warmer Temperatures put NC Skiing on Hold

BothCataloochee Ski Area and Sugar Mountain Ski Resort are "on hold" with snow making and hopes to open for weekend skiing.  Reopening on Saturday, 11-20,  will be dependent on the ability to make snow prior to Saturday morning. Persons planning on skiing this weekend should check  by 12 noon on Friday, 11-19 for an update.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

NC Ski Update: Cataloochee Ski Area

Snow Report for Sunday, November 14 at Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley NC: On Sunday, there will be skiing from midstation down, on three slopes and two lifts on a 10"-24" base and machine worked surface. There will be some terrain features available to ride on Sunday.

One session of skiing is offered, day skiing only from 8:30am-4:30pm with an afternoon half day rate also available. Special pricing is in effect this weekend and lift ticket rates for adults for the day session will be $28 and juniors 5 -12 will be $22. Midweek and Limited Season Passes will be valid on Sunday as well. Cataloochee will not operate during the week from Monday, November 15 through Friday, November 19 but plans to reopen for daily operations beginning Saturday, November 20. Persons planning on skiing at Cataloochee beginning November 20 should call by Friday, November 19 at noon for an update.

Lift tickets purchased Sunday can be upgraded to a season pass...using the cost of your lift ticket you have already purchased against the price of your pass. You just pay the difference. An all session season pass at Cataloochee also includes  $10 off the lift ticket price at Appalachian Ski Mountain.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Cataloochee Ski Area Open Saturday and Sunday

11/12/10 - Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley NS will be open Saturday and Sunday, November 13 and 14
8:30am-4:30pm, with a 10-24" Base, 3 slopes / 2 lifts and a machine worked surface. Get SPECIAL RATES...Adult Lift: $28, Juniors 5-12: $22.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort makes changes

You can ski the Wolf this year with new trails, improvements and fun. In the off-season the folks at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort were busy with: the widening of Breakaway Ski through tunnel run on top of mountain; an addition of two ski out trails off of the Breakaway slope; a new Ski School training area and magic carpet at bottom of Breakaway slope; new magic carpet and 3rd Ski School training area at Lower Lodge; the expansion of Terrain Park at the base of Lower Streak slope and Broadway; and the widening of the connector slope from Upper Lodge ski area to main slopes and Lower Lodge. Get more information about Wolf Ridge and buy tickets online at a discount...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Cataloochee Ski Area

Located in Maggie Valley NC Cataloochee is North Carolina's First Ski Area and in recent years the first NC Ski Area to open for the season. Catalochee offers Smoky Mountain Skiing, Riding and Tubing with 16 lighted slopes including the Cat Cage Terrain Park. With a variety of terrain for beginners to experts alike and over 4,000 sets of snowsports equipment, the Cataloochee experience offers something for everyone.

100% snowmaking, 16 lighted slopes including 1 terrain park, 2 advanced, 5 intermediate & 6 beginner; 5 lifts including 1 triple chair lift, 1 quad chairlift, & 3 conveyor lifts; and 6 lanes of snowtubing fun!  PSIA school instruction. Intro to Skiing or Riding lesson is FREE with all ski and snowboard rentals any non-holiday Monday through Thursday!


The closest lodging for weekend Ski getways  and ski vacations can be found at  Maggie Valley NC,   Waynesville NC and Lake Junaluska.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Cataloochee Ski Area Report for 11-7-10

11-7-10  Snow Report and Ski Conditions for Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley NC:   At 6 PM, the temp is was 24 degrees and snow is being made.

On Sunday,  skiing is available from midstation down, on three slopes and two lifts on a 6"-12" base and machine groome surface. One  session of skiing is offered, day skiing only from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM with an afternoon half day rate also available. Pricing for adults for the day session will be $28 and juniors 12 and under will be $22. Midweek Season Passes will be valid this weekend as well.

Cataloochee will NOT be open Monday through Friday, November 8-12, but will reopen on Saturday, November 13 at 8:30am.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cataloochee Ski Area Opened today!

Cataloochee Ski Area opened this morning thanks to a cold wave in the weather and and a lot of overnight snow "making". Once again the first NC Slopes to open Cataloochee  invested over $1.2 million dollars into capital improvements over the summer months including the purchase of 2 new Pisten Bully snow groomers, installing 13,000 ft. of snowmaking pipeline, replacing all adult boots and over 700 adult skis in the main rental shop and replacing 24 snowmaking guns with new efficient automatic fanguns. A new efficient six stick automatic snowgun system was installed on Alley Cat, the racing trail. In addition,a new second terrain park in the Turkey Trot area has been added with four new snow guns.

The 49th season at Cataloochee offers16 exciting slopes and trails in a friendly and helpful atmosphere that makes the Cataloochee experience truly unique. This combination of exciting and challenging terrain, breathtaking vistas and soaring freedom are rarely found on the East Coast. Cataloochee Ski Area is located mile high in the mountains of Western North Carolina at Maggie Valley MC.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Last Chance for Daily Skiing at Cataloochee

March 21, Cataloochee Ski Resort, Maggie Valley North Carolina. Cataloochee Ski Area will close for daily operations at the end of the skiing session on Sunday, March 21 as originally scheduled. HOWEVER, by popular demand and based on the amount of current snow base Cataloochee slopes will reopen for two additional weekends of skiing and riding on Saturday and Sunday, March 27 and 28 and Saturday and Sunday, April 3 and 4. Skiing on those days will be from 9am until 4:30PM and weekday rates will be in effect. http://cataloochee.com/

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Last Night for airboarding at Cataloochee

Cataloochee Ski Resort, Maggie Valley North Carolina. Tuesday evening is the final night of airboarding for the 2009/10 season. Airboarding costs $59 for the 3 hour package and runs from 6:30pm-9:30pm and includes airboard rental, 3 hour lift ticket, boots, helmet and instruction. Class size is limited to the first 8 folks to sign up and so get your space before they get gone! http://cataloochee.com/

Alpine Ski Center End of Season Sale

Alpine Ski Center, Banner Elk North Carolina, Beech Mountain North Carolina. Everything is on sale NOW with up to 50% off - all equipment, clothes and accessories. All skis, snowboards, bindings, boots 20% - 50% off. http://www.alpineskicenter.com/store/bannerelk.htm  

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Spring Fever Blowout at Beech Mountain

Beech Mountain Ski Resort, Beech Mountain North Carolina. With over one hundred inches of natural snowfall this season, there is still great skiing in the North Carolina Mountains! Starting this week rates drop to $20 for a day or twilight ticket and $10 for a half day or night ticket. These rates will be in effect until the closing date, which is yet to be determined. Come enjoy great slope conditions for an unbeatable price!!!! All sloped open. http://www.skibeech.com/

Monday, March 8, 2010

Tube World in Maggie Valley

March 8, Tube World, Maggie Valley North Carolina. Tube World located in Maggie Valley, across from Ghost Town in the Sky, four miles from Cataloochee Ski Area is now closed for the 2009/2010 tubing season.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cataloochee Begins Late Season Skiing Hours

March 8, Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley North Carolina. Beginning March 8, Cataloochee will begin late season skiing hours, open for twilight and night skiing Monday through Fridays from 1pm until 10pm and day skiing only on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30am- 4:30pm through the end of the season on Sunday, March 21. Remember to be aware of changing ski conditions and use caution. http://cataloochee.com/

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Reminder: BIGBIGBIG One Day Season Pass Sale at Cataloochee

March 7, Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley North Carolina. BIGBIGBIG One Day Season Pass Sale. Pass prices on this day will be the lowest of this year and next and if you are a new pass holder, you can ski for the rest of this year and next on this pass! This day there will be special pricing not only on midweek passes but for every pass we offer as well. These special prices (including  midweek season pass for $169) will be available from 8:30am - 4:30pm only on Sunday, March 7. Only 500 of the $169 midweek passes will be sold, so remember to purchase early on March 7 to get yours before they get gone! You can purchase at the Ski area or call in between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm on that Sunday only. Our early season pricing special at its next tier will continue from March 8 through March 31. Pass pricing will go up on April 1. Don’t miss out, get the best deal on March 7.http://cataloochee.com/

Friday, March 5, 2010

Everything on Sale!

Alpine Ski Center, 3440-B Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk North Carolina. All skis, snowboards, boots and bindings 20% - 50% off. Great March ski conditions and now great sales on everything you need to enjoy your time on the slopes. Alpine Ski Center is the oldest (since 1976) and largest ski shop in the Banner Elk and Sugar Mountain area.
http://www.alpineskicenter.com/store/bannerelk.htm

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Challenge Cup Finals Tonight at Cataloochee

March 4, Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley North Carolina. Tonight will be the finals Cataloochee Challenge Cup Race Series. Join the Cat Crew as individuals race against the clock for the best of two runs. Top three challengers in both men’s and womens’ age divisions win cool stuff. You must be 21 years of age or older to participate. http://cataloochee.com/

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Map of North Carolina Ski Areas

There is still LOTS of great skiing to be done in the North Carolina mountains. Not sure where to go?  Click here to see our map and find every ski area in North Carolina plus direct links to all their sites, weather and slope conditions and other North Carolina winter sports:

Monday, March 1, 2010

Free Lessons at Cataloochee

Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley North Carolina. Monday through Thursday all persons renting skis or snowboards at Cataloochee receive a FREE Intro to Skiing or Riding lesson! Lesson times are offered at 10, 12, 2, 4, 6, and 7pm and you should plan on being at the area at least 30 minutes prior to your chosen lesson time to sign up. Tuesdays are also Men’s Day here at Cataloochee and all guys purchasing a full price adult day, twilight or night lift ticket will receive a free any level ski or snowboard lesson during that session.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Tubing in Maggie Valley

February 28, Tube World, Hwy 19, Maggie Valley North Carolina. Tube World located, across from Ghost Town in the Sky, four miles from the ski area will be open from 10am until 6pm with 1hour and 45 minute sessions available beginning at 10, 12, 2, and 4pm. Cost for tubing is $25 per session and you must be 42” tall to ride alone. There is no two person tubing allowed at Tube World. Please remember that tubing is on a first come, first served basis and some sessions do sell out. Should the session you wish to tube be sold out when you arrive, you may purchase a session for later in the day. Wee Bowl, our children’s snowplay area for kids under the 42” height requirement is open for the same session times and the cost is $5 per person. http://www.tubemaggievalley.com/

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Snow Tubing Weekend at Beech Mountain

Beech Mountain Ski Resort, Beech Mountain North Carolina. Ski Beech tubing run is back in a big way. A brand new run at Beech Mountain Resort has been created and it is dedicated to snow tubing. The new tube run is behind the View Haus. Parents, you will love watching your tubers from the View Haus. Fridays $16.00 per 2 hour session - Weekends and Holidays $20.00 per 2 hour session - Only  fifty tickets per session. Tubing tickets are limited and available on a first-come first-serve basis. Friday, Saturday and Sunday only. http://www.skibeech.com/tubing.html

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Airboarding Tomorrow at Cataloochee

Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley North Carolina. Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Cataloochee offers Airboarding with instructor Kevin Yount from Face Level Industries. Airboarding costs $59 for the 3 hour package and runs from 6:30pm-9:30pm and includes airboard rental, 3 hour lift ticket, boots, helmet and instruction. Class size is limited to the first 8 folks to sign up and reservations are accepted so get your friends and come on out! http://Cataloochee.com

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Tune-up Reminder from Alpine Ski Center

Alpine Ski Center, Banner Elk North Carolina. If you've purchased a ski or snowboard within the last 3 years, you're eligible for a free tune-up! This Annual Tune-up includes, base grind, flat file, edge beveling, edge sharpening and hot wax. This service is available anytime between Mar 1st and Nov 15th each year. (a $39 value!) A visual binding inspection is included in the Free Annual Tune-up for ski and snowboard bindings. This Annual Tune-up does not include pe-tex work (filling in scratches in the ski or snowboard base caused by going over rocks-charges vary depending on damage, but usually $10-$15 if necessary). It also does not include a mechanical binding test for ski bindings ($15 charge). For details and how to tell if you need a tune-up visit http://www.alpineskicenter.com/

Monday, February 22, 2010

Ice Skating at Appalachian Mountain

Appalachian Ski Mountain, Blowing Rock North Carolina. North Carolina's only Zamboni maintained ice rink, this outdoor ice skating arena is the perfect complement to Appalachian's slopes. Located in a spectacular scenic setting overlooking the ski slopes on one side, and the Blue Ridge Mountains on the other, Appalachian's outdoor ice arena has a refrigerated ice floor, and is fully lighted for skating under the stars seven nights a week. Skaters and non-skaters can watch the action and warm up by the rinkside bonfire. Skating is offered during three sessions from November 26, 2009 to March 21, 2010 weather permitting: Skating is $14 / session, which includes complimentary skate rental if needed.  http://www.appskimtn.com

Friday, February 19, 2010

Saturday events at Sugar Mountain


February 20, Sugar Mountain Ski Resorts, Sugar Mountain Village - Banner Elk North Carolina. Crescent Ski Council Competition - Slalom & Giant Slalom competitions for Crescent Ski Council members. Competitions begin at 9 am.  Boss Hawg Live  - Enjoy the acoustic sounds of North Carolina High Country bluegrass from 4:00-6:00pm.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Half Price for Ski Beech Summit this Weekend

Feb 20, Beech Mountain Ski Resort, Beech Mountain North Carolina. SkiSoutheast.com is sponsoring a one day summit for members of its "messageboard" - those who have signed up for email news. Instead of paying full price for a lift ticket - you can ski for HALF PRICE for day or twilight ski and snowboarding sessions just for being a member of the SkiSoutheast.com / SkiNC.com Messageboard community. There will be lots of fun, LIVE ENTERTAINMENT, boardercross competitions, great ski conditions and we'll be holding an auction to raise money for the American Cancer Society and Boarding 4 Breast Cancer.

More than ten ski getaway vacations will be auctioned that include lodging and lift passes (some with free dining at Outback Steak House) and lots of ski equipment that will go to the top donations to B4BC (Boarding 4 Breast Cancer) - and there is no minimum bids - all vacations will be given away for charity. For more information or to join Messageboard: http://www.skisoutheast.com/2010_SkiNC_Beech_Summit.htm

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Scenic Wolf Resort Lodging

Scenic Wolf Resort, Mars Hill North Carolina. Make tracks to the top for a magnificent view and a perfect vacation where everything is “just right”.40 Cabin and Townhouse rentals from which to choose. Amazing mountai views, hot tubs, fireplaces and everything you need for the perfect ski getaway. http://rentals.scenicwolfresort.com

More Snow on the Mountain

Feb 16, Wolf Ridge Ski Resort, 578 Valleyview Circle, Mars Hill North Carolina. Its Tuesday still snowing on the mountain. The weather forecast predicts 6 to 8 inches of snow total today and continual snow through Wednesday. Wolf Ridge will have 15 runs open today, serviced by 2 lifts and enough fresh powder to make it a blast for any level skier/boarder. Take advantage of the Snow Day Special which offers lift tickets to teachers and students out of school for $13.00 full day and $10.00 for ski rentals/$12.00 Board rental. Get here early and be the first to ride on FRESH SNOW. http://www.skiwolfridgenc.com/

Monday, February 15, 2010

BIGBIGBIG One Day Season Pass Sale Day at Cataloochee

Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley, North Carolina. The BIGBIGBIG One Day Season Pass Sale Day is on Sunday, March 7 from 8:30am – 4:30pm. More details on pricing will be available in the next week but be assured pass prices on this day will be the lowest of this year and next and if you are a new pass holder, you can ski for the rest of this year and next on this pass! We remind you to be aware of changing ski conditions and use caution. Natural and manmade obstacles exist and snowmaking and grooming activities are routinely in progress. Please use control and ski or ride only on designated slopes and trails and please call this number anytime for current skiing conditions. http://cataloochee.com/

Saturday, February 13, 2010

“Shreddin the Love” Fundraiser at Beech Mountain

February 20, Beech Mountain Ski Resort, 1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy,  Beech Mountain North Carolina. “Shreddin the Love,” will take place at Beech Mountain Resort and will be Boarding for Breast Cancer’s first event in the South East. Slopestyle and Boardercross competitions will be taking place at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. respectively; entry fees are simply a donation to the cause and participants can register in the Beech Tree Bar from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A verbal auction will take place at 4:30pm.

Those in attendance will be able to bid on great prizes like vacations, season passes, ski and snowboard gear, gift certificates, and more. Kids’ events, including face painting, inflatables, and kids’ ice skating discounts, will take place throughout the afternoon, and those who donate to this worthy cause will get to ice skate for free from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. At 9:15 p.m., the luminary lighting ceremony will begin, followed by great live entertainment by local musicians Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and Native Sway, and this exciting event will come to a close with a spectacular fireworks display.

Boarding For Breast Cancer (B4BC) is a non-profit, youth-focused education, awareness, and fundraising foundation for Breast Cancer. Get Event Details...

Ski FREE for Eight Weeks!

Feb 15, Appalachian Ski Mountain, Blowing Rock North Carolina. As of President’s Day Monday February 15, Appalachian Ski Mountain. is offering its best season membership deal ever: Buy a 2010-11 season membership before April 11 and ride free for the last 8 weeks of the 2009-10 season. New this year, Appalachian is also offering exciting additional benefits for any new or current member who buys a 2010-11 season membership by April 11.

EXTRA NEW BENEFITS FOR EARLY PURCHASE OF A 2010-11 MEMBERSHIP:
VIP Members: 50% off Ice Skating for 2009-10 & 2010-11
Junior Members: 50% off Ice Skating for 2009-10 & 2010-11
50% off 3 group lessons with the French Swiss Ski College
Nights Only Passholders: 50% off Day and Half Day Tickets for 2009-10 & 2010-11 (Night skiing ends March 20, 2010)     Call or drop by the main office (828) 295-7828    http://www.appskimtn.com

Friday, February 12, 2010

Holiday Weekend Hours at Cataloochee Ski Area

Friday, February 12 – Monday, February 15 President’s Day Holiday Weekend, Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley North Carolina. Holiday rates in effect 2/12/10 - 2/15/10. In addition to regular twilight and night skiing schedule of Tuesday through Saturday evenings, there will also twilight and night ski on Sunday, February 14. http://cataloochee.com/

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Boot Fit Guarantee from Alpine Ski Center

Alpine Ski Center, 3440-B Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk North Carolina.We offer Alpine's "Boot Fit Guarantee" with every ski and snowboard boot purchased at Alpine. So if you're having any fit issues bring your boots (and socks) to the store and we'll make it right. It's our promise that we'll work with you until you are satisfied with the fit-at no charge to you for parts or labor.

For those of you with fitting problems that purchased boots from another source, we'll work on those too! There are charges for labor and materials - but often, it's not that hard to make a serious improvement to fit and comfort. Thanks for making Alpine your ski and snowboard shop.  http://www.alpineskicenter.com/

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ski Events from Lake Junaluska

Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center, Lake Junaluska North Carolina. It's not too late to book a ski retreat with your youth! There are a few THAW ski weekends with programming still available. Looking for a real bargain? Mid-Week and Late Season Skiing Packages also available, starting at just $105 per person.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Airboarding at Cataloochee

Feb 9, 11, Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley North Carolina. Tuesday and Thursday evenings, Cataloochee offers Airboarding with instructor Kevin Yount from Face Level Industries. Airboarding will cost $59 for the 3 hour package  from 6:30pm-9:30pm and includes airboard rental, 3 hour lift ticket, boots, helmet and instruction. Class size is limited to the first 8 folks to sign up and reservations are accepted. Every non-holiday Monday through Thursday all persons renting skis or snowboards at Cataloochee receive a FREE Intro to Skiing or Riding lesson! Lesson times are offered at 10, 12, and 2pm and you should plan on being at the area at least 30 minutes prior to your chosen lesson time to sign up. http://cataloochee.com/

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sugar Mountain Resort's Winter Value Packages

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, Sugar Mountain Village near Banner Elk North Carolina.You’re guaranteed savings of 30-40%!
Winter Value Package Schedule:
Early Season (Opening through Friday, December 11, 2009):
Stay 3, 4 or 5 nights and ski for 2, 3, or 4 days respectively, or stay Friday, Saturday & Sunday night and ski on Saturday and Sunday. Available on weekdays and weekends.
Mid-Season (Monday, January 4, 2010 through Friday, March 5, 2010):
Stay 3, 4 or 5 nights and ski for 2, 3 or 4 days respectively. Mid-Season packages are available Sunday through Thursday only.
Late Season (Monday, March 8, 2010 through the end of the season):
Stay 3, 4 or 5 nights and ski for 2, 3, or 4 days respectively, or stay Friday, Saturday & Sunday night and ski on Saturday and Sunday. Available on weekdays and weekends.
For details and restrictions visit http://www.sugarmountain.com   - YOU MUST CALL SUGAR SKI DIRECTLY TO BOOK AT PACKAGE at 1-800-634-1320

Edge of the World SlopeStyle & Bordercross Series

Feb 14, Beech Mountain Ski Resort, Beech Mountain North Carolina. Edge of the World SlopeStyle & Bordercross Series Competitions at Beech Mountain Resort. Three dates: Jan 31st, Feb 14th. Finals held on March 7th. Come check out the EDGE VS THE WORLD Contest Series. The first installment of three contest will be held this weekend at BEECH MTN.
-SIGN UP: will be in the Beech Tree from 11:00AM until NOON.
-SLOPESTLYE: will begin at 12:30 in the Powder Bowl Terrain Park
-BOARDERCROSS: will begin at 2:30 in the Meadows Terrain Park
http://www.skibeech.com

Monday, February 1, 2010

Moonshine Mountain Open This Weekend for Tubing

Feb 5-7, Moonshine Mountain, Willow Road, Hendersonville North Carolina. We are the only snow tubing park in the southeast that allows trains.This our eighth season of tubing and we are proud of our safety record. We are working hard to insure your experience at Moonshine Mountain will be injury free. We are located just 5 miles S.W. of Hendersonville, N.C. in a very rural area. Visit our map & directions page to help get you here. Pit Boss BBQ Picnic area is sure to be a crowd pleaser with award winning BBQ pulled pork, hotdogs, hamburgers, and more! http://www.moonshinemountain.com

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Buy One Get One Free at the Wolf

February 1, 6PM-10PM, Wolf Ridge Ski Resort, Mars Hill North Carolina. Buy one get one free (Monday) - lift tickets $14, Ski Rental $31, Snowboard Rental $30.  The Wolf had approximately 4 inches of snowfall  Friday and about another 3 to 4 inches today. Almost the entire mountain opened today serviced by all 5 lifts including the upper lodge ski through tunnel Breakaway slope. What an incredible day to be at the Wolf!  http://www.skiwolfridgenc.com 

Friday, January 29, 2010

Winter Gear and Apparel Semi-annual Sale


Winter Clearance Sale - Up to 60% off

Cataloochee Offers Airboarding

Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings, Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley North Carolina. Airboarding with instructor Kevin Yount from Face Level Industries - cost $59 for the 3 hour package and runs from 6:30pm-9:30pm includes airboard rental, 3 hour lift ticket, boots, helmet and instruction. Class size is limited to the first 8 folks to sign up and reservations are accepted, so get your friends and come on out!

January is also Learn a Snowsports Month and your friends at Cataloochee don’t think it should be limited to just one month so NEW this season is our FREE Intro to Skiing or Riding lesson with ANY Cataloochee ski or snowboard rental, any non-holiday Monday through Thursday. Lesson times are offered at 10, 12, and 2pm and you should plan on being at the area at least 30 minutes prior to your chosen lesson time to sign up.  http://cataloochee.com/

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Walk to Winterfest from Blowing Rock Inn

Hemlock Inn in downtown Blowing Rock North Carolina. Walk to restaurants, shops and festivals. Children welcome, Suites available, handicap room available, 18 units. $69 and up per night. WIRELESS.  A variety of packages available year around. Family-owned & operated.

12th Annual Blowing Rock Winterfest this weekend

January 28-31, Blowing Rock North Carolina.   12th Annual Winterfest  Join the Village of Blowing Rock as we celebrate the fun side of winter at the 12th Annual Blowing Rock Winterfest! From the Chili Cook-Off to downtown hayrides, from the icy Polar Plunge to WinterFeast, there's something for all age groups at Blowing Rock Winterfest.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Cat Crew on Thursdays at Cataloochee

January 28, Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley North Carolina. Join the Cat Crew on Thursday nights for the Cataloochee Challenge Cup Race Series. Individuals race against the clock for the best of two runs. Top three challengers in both men’s and womens’ age divisions win cool stuff. You must be 21 years of age or older to participate. The Cat is where it’s at on Thursday night’s Challenge Cup Race Night.http://cataloochee.com/

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cataloochee Ski Area Update

Jan 24, Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley North Carolina.Snow Report: Rain is in the forecast for the day on Sunday, however colder temperatures should be moving back into area with a forecast for some snow for Monday and Tuesday and we plan to begin snowmaking again on Monday night. We ask Cataloochee guests to come prepared for wetter weather on Sunday but to remember there is plenty of winter on the way as we move into the coming week!

On Sunday, we will be skiing on 100% of the mountain on 16 out of 16 slopes with three aerial lifts and two conveyor lifts operating on a base of 45-88” and a machine worked surface. One session of skiing, day skiing only from 8:30am until 4:30pm will be offered with a morning or afternoon half day rate available. http://cataloochee.com/

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center Satisfies the Need for Speed

Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center, Sapphire Valley North Carolina. Grab your inner tube, let the ski lift pull you to the top of the slope and then hold on for the ride of your life. If you have never been tubing, it is a must-do activity. The tradition began in the Alps, and Scaly Mountain Tubing in NC rendition is an experience all its own. Come enjoy this wild and crazy ride for yourself.  When Mother Nature doesn’t provide the snow, our snow making equipment ensures there is enough to have a great time. Make sure you wear warm clothes; toes and fingers get cold fast! Fun for the whole family. http://www.scalymountain.com

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Snow Tube at Wolf Ridge

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort, Mars Hill North Carolina. Take a break from the slopes or bring the little ones over for some fun at the Wolf Ridge Tube Run! Bring the whole family for an hour or two of great fun as you race down the hill. And - no need to worry about the walk back up - we've provided the only "magic carpet" ride in the area to whisk you back to the top. 9:00AM to 10:00PM daily. Sunday close at 4:30PM. Rates Per Person - 1 hour session . .  $15 per person,   2 hour session . . . $25 per person. Children (6 and under) riding with paying adult no charge.  Groups of 12 or more $20 per person for 2 hour session. For more information call (828) 689-3322   http://www.skiwolfridgenc.com/tubing.htm

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Season Specials at Beech Mountain Ski Resort

Mondays** Junior's Day: All Juniors ages 13 and under ski for free. College Day:$25.00 lift ticket with a College ID.
Tuesdays Half Price Tuesdays: All Adult Day and Adult Twilight tickets are half price.
Wednesdays Bargain Wednesdays: All Adult Day and Adult Twilight tickets are $25 each.
Thursdays Ladies Day: $20 Day and Twilight tickets for all females.
School Daze $15 lift ticket and $15 ski rentals on snow days are available to teachers and students whose school is closed due to snow. Offer good for day session only. Excludes Christmas holidays, MLK and President’s Day.
Military Discounts Discounted lift tickets to United States military personnel and their immediate family members. This discount is redeemed at any ticketing window. These discounts are available any time.
Spring Fever Blowout Beginning Monday, March 9th, $20 Day and Twilight lift tickets, $10 Half-Day, and $10 Night lift tickets, seven days a week, until the end of the ski season. This will end all other mid-week specials and group rates except for Ladies Day which will still be recognized.

 **Beech Mountain Resort does not charge holiday rates on MLK Monday or President's Day Monday. The Junior's Day and College Day specials will not be in effect on those Mondays. The rates will be the regular advertised weekday rates for lift tickets and rental equipment.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Cataloochee Weekend Update

Jan16-18, Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley North Carolina. Both Saturday and Monday should be great days for skiing and riding although overcast on Saturday and yes, into every life a little rain must fall, this time late Saturday evening and moving through the area on Sunday. Forecasts indicate that this will be a quickly moving rain event and we have more than plenty of snow to provide you and you group some of the best skiing and riding in the southeast this weekend. Just come prepared for the possibility of rain coming through the area on Sunday and then back to clearer skies on Monday.

On Saturday, will be skiing on 100% of the mountain on 16 out of 16 slopes with three aerial lifts and two conveyor lifts operating on a base of 69-114” and a machine worked surface.Three sessions of skiing, day skiing from 8:30am until 4:30pm, twilight skiing from 1pm until 10pm and night skiing from 6pm until 10pm with a morning or afternoon half day rate available. Holiday rates are in effect today through Monday, January 18 and in addition to the regular skiing schedule, there will be twilight and night ski on Sunday, January 17 as well. http://cataloochee.com/

Friday, January 15, 2010

Martin Luther King, Jr Weekend at Hawksnest

Jan 18, Hawksnest , Seven Devils North Carolina. Don't take a chance on missing a ticket for the best snow tubing conditions in years during MLK Weekend Holiday. Book online today for your Snow Tubing Sessions and Zipline Tours. Plan to arrive early, well in advance of your scheduled time, to get the best parking and avoid the rush. With an abundance of snow, our four snow tubing parks have tremendous rollers, making for exhilarating rides and our Zipline Tour is an experience you don't want to miss. http://www.hawksnest-resort.com/

Lower Season Membership Rates Begin January 17th

Jan 17, Appalachian Ski Mountain, Blowing Rock North Carolina. Lower Membership rates go into effect Sunday, January 17th for skiers and riders considering a late purchase of an Appalachian Ski Mtn. Season Membership.  From January 17th through January 31st, individual or family membership prices will be 20% off the regular season rate. 

Any Appalachian Ski Mtn. member also receives $10 off ski tickets at Cataloochee.  This deal applies to unlimited pass holders only.  Appalachian’s last scheduled day of skiing is Sunday, April 11.  Appalachian has skied through its scheduled closing date 9 consecutive years.  http://www.appskimtn.com

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Septuagenarian Benefits at Sugar Mountain

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, Banner Elk North Carolina. Anyone 70 and older can qualify for complimentary skiing/riding at Sugar Mountain Resort. To obtain your complimentary skiing/riding privileges please visit Sugar Mountain Resort's administration office, located on the second floor of the main lodge building and present a photo ID. A season pass will be issued to you for a processing fee of $10. You may also chose to receive a daily ticket at no charge.http://www.skisugar.com

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Learn a Snowsport in January with Free Lessons

Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley North Carolina. January is Learn a Snowsports Month and your friends at Cataloochee don’t think it should be limited to just one month so NEW this season is our FREE Intro to Skiing or Riding lesson with ANY Cataloochee ski or snowboard rental, any non-holiday Monday through Thursday. We go one step further to make sure your first on-snow experience is a great one and offer all guests renting equipment at the area a free one hour introduction to skiing or snowboarding lesson when you rent your equipment any non-holiday Monday through Thursday. Lesson times on Monday are offered every hour and a half from 9am until 2pm.  http://cataloochee.com/

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Recreational Race Series at Cataloochee

Jan 10, Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley North Carolina. Sunday afternoon’s Cataloochee Recreational Race Series has begun. Individuals race against the clock for the best of two runs. Top challengers in both men’s and women’s age divisions win "cool stuff". The cost for racing is $5.00 for two runs. You must be 7 years of age or older to participate. Registration begins at 12 noon with racing from 1:30pm until 3pm and race awards at 4pm so dust off those racing skills and test your luck. The Cat is where its at on Sunday afternoon’s Recreational Race Series.http://cataloochee.com/

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Skating at Appalachian Ski Mountain

North Carolina's only Zamboni maintained ice rink. Appalachian Ski Mtn. offers an outdoor ice skating arena as the perfect complement to the slopes. Located in a spectacular scenic setting overlooking the ski slopes on one side, and the Blue Ridge Mountains on the other, Appalachian's outdoor ice arena has a refrigerated ice floor, and is fully lighted for skating under the stars seven nights a week. Skaters and non-skaters can watch the action and warm up by our rinkside bonfire. Skate rentals are offered in traditional figure skates, as well as hockey skates. Skating is offered during three sessions from November 22 to March 23 weather permitting. http://www.appskimtn.com

Friday, January 8, 2010

Cataloochee Ski Area Update

Jan 8, Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley North Carolina. Friday ski conditions: skiing on 100% of the mountain on 16 out of 16 slopes with three aerial lifts and two conveyor lifts operating on a base of 65- 107” and a machine worked surface.Three sessions of skiing are offered:  day skiing from 9am until 4:30pm, twilight skiing from 1pm until 10pm and night skiing from 6pm until 10pm with a morning or afternoon half day rate available. http://cataloochee.com/

Thursday, January 7, 2010

13th Annual National Winter Trails Day - Winter Feels Good

Jan 9, Sugar Mountain Resort, Banner Elk NC. The Trails Day is back event offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing for FREE. Discover the fun and fitness of snow sports. Snowshoe rental and guided tours are free. Guided tours are available at 9am, 11am, 1pm and 3pm. The program includes a 1 hour tour and snowshoe rental. Adult tours are for 12 years or older. Children's tours are for 8-11 year olds. Sign up at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time at the Ski/Snowboard School. http://www.skisugar.com

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Winterfest this Weekend on Beech Mountain

January 8-10,  BEECH MOUNTAIN NC. Extreme Sports demos, figure skating exhibition, live music, bathing beauty, big air contest, village rail jam, cardboard box derby, food cookouts, demos, ski beech sports sale and more. http://www.skibeech.com

Monday, January 4, 2010

Too Much of a Good Thing?

Jan 4, Hawksnest, 2058 Skyland Dr, Seven Devils NC. Storm Closing Info: The good news is it's snowing and there is more on the way. The bad news is that this winter storm has high winds that are too strong to snow tube in safely and the forecast is for the wind to intensify.  In addition, wind chill factors at times are hovering below -20 degrees, not a good environment in which to enjoy snow tubing .Closed today and tomorrow but plan to open Wednesday, 1/6, on a normal schedule. http://www.hawksnest-resort.com/

Learn a Snow Sport in January

January is "Learn a Snowsport Month". FREE Intro to Skiing or Riding lesson at Cataloochee Ski Area with ANY Cataloochee ski or snowboard rental, any non-holiday Monday through Thursday. Appalachian Ski Mountain offers a "Learn to Ski or Snowboard Package" (includes lesson, equipment and ski ticket) for individuals and groups. At the Beech Mountain Snow Sports Learning Center instructors teach contemporary techniques to provide the quickest results. The Sugar Bear Ski School at Sugar Mountain  Resort is designed to teach skiing to children ages 5-10. Wolf Ridge Ski Resort provides a top rated Snow Sports School that provides lessons for beginners to intermediate in skiing, telemark skiing, and snowboarding. At Sapphire Valley Ski Area beginners will be taught the FUN-damentals of skiing or snowboarding from our excellent instructors and you will receive personal attention in a structured environment. Read more...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cataloochee SKi Update

Jan 2, Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley NC. Depth of base is 60"-90", 16 trails and 5 lifts. Skiing on 100% of the mountain on 16 out of 16 slopes with three aerial lifts and two conveyor lifts operating. Three sessions of skiing, day skiing from 8:30am until 4:30pm, twilight skiing from 1pm until 10pm and night skiing from 6pm until 10pm with a morning or afternoon half day rate also available.http://cataloochee.com/