North Carolina Ski Resorts

North Carolina Ski Resorts

Are you trying to plan a visit to the North Carolina Ski Resorts or searching for information about the different areas where you can NC Ski? You have come to the right place! is happy to provide information, stats, updated weather and ski conditions and trip reports on all of the North Carolina Ski Resorts and places where you can Ski North Carolina. Essentially, North Carolina Ski Resorts are found in two regions of the state. Read on to find out more about these regions and each different NC Ski Resort, and start planning your NC Ski trip.

The first and most widely known ski region in North Carolina is the High Country Blue Ridge Mountain NC Ski area in Blowing Rock and Banner Elk near the vacation resort area of Boone. In Blowing Rock NC you can NC Ski at Appalachian Ski Mountain. Appalachian Ski Mountain was the first NC Ski Resort in the area, opening its slopes and doors in 1962. Since then the resort’s Ski French Swiss school, ten fantastic slopes and two terrain parks have become quite famous with locals and visitors alike. Their specials and New Year’s Eve fireworks shows are not to be missed.

A bit further away, but still within the High Country area of North Carolina, is Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, located high atop a peak that rises above Banner Elk. Sugar Mountain Ski Resort is the largest and most popular of the North Carolina Ski Resorts, and the adorable village of Sugar Mountain offers plenty to do in the winter time. Visitors of all kinds come here to NC Ski, as this NC Ski Resort is quite friendly to beginners and expert skiers. A short drive away from Sugar Mountain Ski Resort is the NC Ski Resort at Beech Mountain. Beech Mountain is the highest incorporated town east of the Mississippi River and the NC Ski Resort with the highest elevation—5,506 feet! Offering great NC Ski conditions all season long, Ski Beech Ski Resort is a popular place to go Banner Elk Skiing. Lastly, Hawksnest Snow Tubing park is located in this NC Ski area.

The second NC Ski area with which most are familiar is in the westernmost part of the statem near Asheville NC and Maggie Valley. Cataloochee Ski Area is found in Maggie Valley NC and is a renowned, family-friendly NC Ski Resort. Nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, Cataloochee is a thrilling place to learn to NC Ski and a special place to hone your skills if you are not a newbie. Also a short drive from Asheville NC is Wolf Ridge Resort in the Mars Hill area. Wolf Ridge is one of the smaller North Carolina Ski Resorts; however, the breathtaking scenery and spectacular amenities are hard to miss and are one of the reasons why this resort is quite popular. Finally, the third NC Ski Resort found in this area is Sapphire Valley Ski resort, located in a 5,700-acre mountain valley. Sapphire Valley is also a small NC Ski Resort, and its snow tubing park is quickly becoming the most popular in this part of the state.

Click around to find more information on the North Carolina Ski Resorts. For almost a decade now, has been the place to go to find the best NC Ski resorts and the greatest deals on vacations and skiing and lodging packages. We update the site each day with relevant news, information, pics, videos and more, and invite you to start planning a trip to the North Carolina Ski Resorts today!

Mike is the Editor and founder of and Since September of 1996 he has written more than 3200 articles promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. While attending to the thousands of emails, photo submissions and On-Snow reports that come in all season long, Doble also owns and operates a full service web design and marketing company that has more than 900 clients in 40+ states and several countries.He shares that it was his passion for all things snow that prompted him to start the ski network and since that time the website has gained popularity through it's webcam and weather content as well.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid snow and water skier, football freak of his alma mater (the University of South Carolina) and hearty promoter of all that is Western North Carolina to West Virginia and Maryland. Mike spends his off time with his family, playing golf, tennis and boating on Watauga Lake with his family and friends, coaching local soccer teams and oh yes...Snow Skiing!