Appalachian Ski Mtn. is Your 1st Resort For Family Fun! Skiing since 1962, the High Country’s 1st ski area is still the mountain of choice for skiers of all ages and abilities.
Appalachian is celebrating more than 50 years of great skiing and family fun. SkiNC and SkiSoutheast features more than 500 photos from Appalachian for more than 16 years. You can click the “Photo” TAB above, or scroll down this page for the “Photos from Past Seasons” link!
With 10 slopes, 3 terrain parks and a panoramic outdoor ice arena, there is an adventure waiting for every member of the family, even if your idea of adventure is shopping or dining slopeside by a roaring fire. With a season lasting from mid-November to late March, Appalachian also offers night skiing seven nights a week.
Of course App is ALWAYS adding improvements to they’re top-rated snowmaking system. They are also the top-rated. family-friendly ski resort in the region! After just ONE VISIT we know that you will quickly agree!
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The Catering Department is always available to aid you in the planning of your event. They offer many complimentary services, such as assistance in locating florists, bakers, musicians, rental equipment, and more. Appalachian also offers chairlift service for Wedding ceremonies as well as convenient on-site mountainside lodging. We know that planning an event takes a lot of time and they want to facilitate your needs in every possible way.
Night skiing has been extended this year, with the night session kicking off at 5:30!! The usual 5:30 to 10 pm hours will be extended to midnight on these special weekends. Best of all, these extended hours will be offered at no additional cost. “With challenging economic times, people looking for a good value will discover that this is the best ticket value that we offer, at a time that is actually convenient,” said Appalachian Ski Mtn. General Manager Brad Moretz.
“As the closest ski destination to significant markets within a two hour drive, such as Charlotte, Greensboro, Winston Salem, High Point, Hickory, and Gastonia, we feel that Appalachian Ski Mtn. is in the best position to offer many skiers and riders a night option that wouldn’t otherwise be possible without a longer night session.”
Appalachian is the only ski area in the Southeast region to offer late-night skiing.
Call for customized Ski-and-Stay packages, and don’t miss special events like the New Year’s Eve Fireworks Extravaganza and Closing Day Pond Skimming and Costume Contest!
Official Burton Learn to Ride Center
Burton Snowboards, the world’s leading snowboard manufacturer has selected Appalachian Ski Mtn. as the only ski resort in North Carolina and the first ski resort south of Snowshoe, WV to be named as an official Burton Learn To Ride Center.
“Appalachian Ski Mtn. will offer new riders the type of top-quality experience and excellence in instruction that Burton looks for in its Learn To Ride Centers” said Jeff Boliba, Burton Snowboards’ Global Resort Director.
Burton’s innovative Learn To Ride Program is specifically designed to accelerate learning by utilizing beginner specific equipment. The goal of the Learn To Ride (LTR) program is to give beginner snowboarders the best initial snowboarding experience possible so they return to the mountain and continue to snowboard. By using proven instruction methods and equipment created specifically for beginners, LTR helps riders enjoy their first day on a snowboard.
Appalachian Ski Mtn’s Alpine Ski Shop is an authorized Burton dealer and carries men, women, and children’s snowboard equipment, clothing, helmets, and accessories.
After adding to their snowmaking arsenal prior to the 2007 season, Appalachian was able to create a blizzard across the entire mountain every time they cranked up all of the snowmaking mechanisms! Improvements in their snowmaking plant allowed App to make snow and remain open with some of the best conditions of any year on record.
Appalachian Ski Mountain has long been acclaimed as one of the best places to ski for families, groups and beginners. They welcome skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels.
(Snowboarders should note that according to our polls, Appalachian has had the best terrain parks in North Carolina for the last couple of years.)
Appalachian Ski Mountain also boasts a beautiful ice skating rink.
You will now find eleven slopes and five lifts that include 2 quads and 1 double chair and a conveyor belt which is designed to take beginners to the top of the beginner terrain!
Appalachian Ski Mountain features a 46,000 square foot base lodge with brand new carpet that has a 200-foot long observation deck where you can relax with a cup of hot chocolate and do some people watching! The lodge has a slope-view restaurant, three dining rooms, fireplace, TV room, over 700 lockers, game room, nursery, dressing rooms, ATM and more!
Appalachian always offers the latest in ski and snowboard equipment at outstanding prices! Their Alpine Ski Shop sells top-of-the-line equipment from manufacturers like Rossignol, K2, Salomon and Nordica. They also offer the Appalachian Gift Shop, which has everything for your skiing comfort and pleasure including goggles, gloves, sunglasses and rental clothing! You’ll also find Ski-related gifts and souvenirs, too!
Appalachian is High on Customer Service! In addition to offering a great environment for families and beginners, App also carries clothing rentals in case you arrive unprepared! They offer jackets, bibs, gloves, goggles and helmets for rent.
There are several ski chalets located on and around the resort and there are several stay and ski packages. Additionally, Blowing Rock offers a huge selection of inns, motels, bed & breakfasts, and vacation cabin rentals. (See featured businesses to the right.)
Ski and Stay Packages
Prices as low as $65 to $112 per night for ski and stay packages.
Appalachian Ski Mountain has a limited number of gorgeous slopeside cabins available from $230 per night. Click here for details
Appalachian Ski Mountain offers convenient slopeside lodging. All offer fully equipped kitchens with microwave, gas fireplace, washer/dryer, phone and remote control color TV with VCR; two homes with direct access to slopes, one is two minutes walk from Appalachian Ski Mtn., one overlooks the slopes and is 1 mile from the gatehouse. Call 800-322-2373 for details and rates.
Hickory Regional Airport
About 50 minutes away
Charlotte Douglas International
About 93 miles away