Make Your MLK Weekend Plans Now and Visit the Southeastern Ski Areas

We know, we know! We can hardly believe it either, but the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday weekend is almost here! Usually referred to as MLK Weekend, the holiday always falls on Monday and provides a nice, extended break to those of us that need a little breather. Many take this holiday and time away from work as an opportunity to get out with their friends and loved ones and enjoy some winter fun. Many of the resorts—including the North Carolina Ski Resorts, Virginia Ski Resorts, WV Ski Resorts, and Wisp Ski Resort in Maryland—offer numerous MLK Weekend ski trip packages that allow you to get specials on lodging, lift passes, and rentals if you plan your trip for this holiday weekend. Here, we have detailed a bit about what’s going on at all of the great resorts; click to plan your MLK Vacation getaway today!

North Carolina Ski Resorts:

Appalachian Ski Mountain
Appalachian Ski Mountain will definitely have its snow guns ready for the crowds and fun all MLK Weekend long. Many area Blowing Rock Lodging spots are offering deals for the weekend, and most of the Blowing Rock Cabins and Blue Ridge Mountain Rentals are expecting to fill up fast as Blowing Rock NC has experienced more than 46 days now with natural snow still on the ground. We hope that it keeps falling and expect to see lots of App Ski Mtn fans out on the slopes and terrain park.

Ski Beech NC
Ski Beech Resort sits atop a 5,506 foot mountain and is known for being the highest ski resort in the Eastern United States. This coming weekend, plan a getaway and click to get deals on Beech Mountain Rentals and Beech Mountain Lodging. Also, we include helpful trip planning information on the best restaurants, shopping and Banner Elk Ski Shops located near Beech Mountain North Carolina. Click to find more information.

Ski Sugar Resort
Sugar Ski Resort located on Sugar Mountain North Carolina will probably be the most crowded of the North Carolina Ski Resorts in the High Country area during MLK Weekend. Ski Sugar NC is by far, almost every tourist’s favorite resort and you can expect record crowds over this MLK Weekend with all of the natural Banner Elk Snowfall and fresh powder with which the area has been inundated. Browse our Trip Planner to find the very best Sugar Mountain Rentals and Cabins for Rent in Sugar Mountain; we also provide helpful Sugar Mountain NC trip planning information with advertising and links to your favorite places to dine and shop near Sugar Mountain Ski Resort.

Cataloochee Ski Area
The Cat, also known as Cataloochee Ski Resort  is offering holiday rates from 1/15/10 to 1/18/10, and with the extra cash, you get plenty for your MLK Holiday Weekend in Maggie Valley North Carolina. In addition to the regular twilight and night skiing schedule Tuesday through Saturday evenings, twilight and night skiing will also be available on Sunday, January 17th, sincemany people are visiting the region and staying the entire extended weekend. Find deals on Maggie Valley Cabins and other types of Maggie Valley Lodging—they are mere clicks away!

Ski Wolf Ridge
Thinking of taking the family to Ski Wolf Ridge this weekend? Book your trip now and find Marshall NC Cabins, Asheville NC Cabins, other lodging, and more near Wolf Ridge Ski Resort. We are sure there will be something fun going on at this up-and-coming resort that has made a lot of changes over the last few years!

Sapphire Valley Ski
Get the kids together and head over to Sapphire Valley Ski this weekend and enjoy the great conditions that this resort in Western North Carolina is experiencing now. Perfect for a getaway, the ski area and Frozen Falls Tube Park has recently been pounded with lots of natural snow!

TN Ski Resort:

Ober Gatlinburg Ski
Visit the Great Smokies over the MLK holiday and spend some time at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, located above the village and vacation Mecca of Gatlinburg TN. Gatlinburg TN and nearby Pigeon Forge are filled with fun attractions for the whole family and are great spots to visit over the Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend. Check out information on Gatlinburg TN Cabin Rentals, and all types of Lodging in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge by clicking around our site; we also have other great trip-planning resources for this area.

Virginia Ski Resorts:

Bryce Resort
Those of you that reside right outside of D.C. should enjoy this holiday weekend and make the short trip over to Bryce Resort VA to enjoy the VA Skiing at this resort in the Shenandoah Valley VA. In 2008, it received OnTheSnow.com’s Visitor’s Choice award—and for good reason. Check out information on trip planning for Bryce Resort and find specials on Shenandoah Valley Cabins and much more!

The Homestead VA
The Homestead VA is a historic, four-season resort and a great spot to take a large group! Book your trip now for this weekend before it’s too late!

Massanutten Resort VA
Heading up to Massanutten Mountain this weekend? We have everything you need to plan your MLK holiday trip. Check out Virginia Mountain Cabins and other types of lodging and dining near Massanutten Ski Resort.

West Virginia Ski Resorts:

Timberline Ski Resort
Timberline Ski Resort offers extended hours at Timberline Lodge, including early morning breakfast served in the Timberhaus Cafeteria from 6:00 AM until 2:00 AM when the Timbers Pub closes. All weekend long, expect record crowds and live entertainment at all of the resort’s dining facilities. Reserve your Timberline Accommodations by clicking to more information on Davis WV Accommodations and Davis WV Lodging.

Wintergreen Ski Resort
Wintergreen Resort is offering fantastic deals this weekend on lodging and anyone heading up to Wintergreen VA should be sure to check out the Wintergreen Resort Rentals that we recommend. Wintergreen VA is a fantastic area and a great VA Ski Resort at which to spend your MLK Holiday time!

Canaan Valley Resort
Canaan Valley Resort is a favored place to enjoy WV Skiing and West Virginia Snowboarding. Visit the resort this coming weekend and enjoy its wonderful amenities. We have a wealth of trip planning information for Canaan Valley Ski Resort. Use our Trip Planner to check out Canaan Valley WV Cabins and more!

Winterplace Ski WV
If you cannot pass up a great deal, head over to Winterplace Ski Resort in Ghent WV. Over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Winterplace Resort is offering a fantastic deal, and here’s how you can take part: Purchase a 2-day Lift Ticket and a 3-Day Equipment Rental (from Winterplace Ski Resort) for Saturday and Sunday (the 16th & 17th) and you can SKI FREE (with a free lift ticket) on Monday, January 18th!

Snowshoe Resort
Snowshoe’s plans for MLK Weekend include deals, deals and more DEALS! Friday, January 16th, from 7:00-10:00 PM, you can receive 10% off an All-Access Pass at the Big Top (which offers Eurobungy, a climbing wall, mechanical bull, an Orbitron, sky bikes, and inflatables like a bounce house, bounce slide, and Velcro wall.) Other deals and lodging specials can be found by clicking to more information on Snowshoe Resort.

Ski Resort in Maryland:

Wisp Resort MD
Wisp Resort MD is located near Deep Creek Lake and is one of the best spots for skiing in the Southeast. Head up to Wisp and enjoy a phenomenal extended weekend filled with skiing and snowboarding. Find deals on Wisp Resort MD Rentals and begin planning your trip to Wisp Ski Resort today!

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Mike Doble
Mike is the Editor and founder of SkiSoutheast.com, SkiNC.com and ResortCams.com. Since September 1996 he has posted more than 13,000 posts, articles, photos and videos promoting all of the ski areas of North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland.Mike is the father of four daughters, is an avid skier and enjoys golf, tennis, kayaking and hiking in the mountains. Winter snowsports and Summer boating on Watauga Lake are among his favorite pastimes.