North Carolina Ski Vacations
North Carolina ski vacations are very popular in the Southeast. There are several NC ski resorts that offer all you are looking for in your winter getaway. When visiting Boone NC in the winter you are certain to enjoy a winter wonderland; what would that be without a fun filled time of skiing or snowboarding? There are several area ski mountains, all unique and guaranteed to show your family and friends a great time!
Sugar Mountain is located in Banner Elk, NC. The base elevation of Sugar Mountain is the largest North Carolina ski area with over 115 acres of skiing terrain. The summit elevation is 5,300 feet with a 1,200 foot vertical drop. The longest run is about 1 1/2 miles downhill. In addition to offering downhill skiing and snowboarding, Sugar also offers much more. If you are a more experienced skier or boarder you may want to check out their terrain park consisting of jumps, rails, boxes, and more.
If you are not a skiing or boarding enthusiast there are even more ways to enjoy Sugar. Ice skating is an addition to Sugar Mountain in the winter of 2007 and 2008. Including stores, the lodge, and the grill, Sugar has something for everyone. Snow tubing is also available with several lanes and each session lasts for 1 1/2 hours. Sugar also offers group and individual lessons and ski schools are available for the kids as well.
Beech Mountain, just minutes away from Sugar Mountain, is another local ski mountain with many features and activities for everyone. Ski Beech is the highest ski area in the eastern part of North America with its summit at 5,506 feet above sea level. The vertical drop is 830 feet long and offers easy to difficult terrain.
There is a terrain park for the more daring skiers and boarders. Be sure to check out the updated terrain park opening in the 2007/2008 winter that will offer more jumps and features than ever before. Ski Beech is the perfect place for your North Carolina ski vacation no matter how large your group may be. Ski Beech is very accommodating to all groups no matter the size. They offer discounted rentals, lessons, and even provide a meal for your group. The Village at Beech Mountain provides restaurants and stores for those who wish to stay off the slopes. There is also an ice skating rink in the Village for the kids and the kids at heart.
For many years Hawksnest Ski Resort maintained the distinction of being a local favorite for skiing and snowboarding; however after decades of providing excellent ski runs and conditions, Hawksnest has now transformed itself into being the southeast's largest Family Snow Tubing Resort. Featuring 20 Snow Tubing lanes, in four segregated Snow Tubing areas, Hawksnest Snow Tubing Resort provides thrills for the entire family, including small children, and is a great spot to visit for those that either do not know how to ski, or would rather avoid skiing and snowboarding for other reasons.
Appalachian Ski Mountain is another ski area located near Boone, NC. This mountain is widely known for their terrain park which is sponsored and built by Board Paradise. Board Paradise is a local board shop that puts the best boards under the feet of their customers all over the Southeast. Appalachian Ski Mountain's terrain park features every type of rail slide, box, and jumps to be desired by the experienced and inexperienced boarders/skiers. Many consider Appalachian to have he best terrain park in the Southeast. This North Carolina ski vacation destination is in the process of installing all new snow making equipment, pumping out over 1 million pounds of snow per hour allowing them to have mid season conditions in the early and late parts of the season.
When planning your next North Carolina ski vacation, be sure to stay in one of our Boone NC vacation rentals. With four of the Southeast's best ski mountains all within a short drive, you can't go wrong. Boone is a unique town in and of itself, and in the winter time is unmatchable. Call us for your investment property or vacation home in the Boone NC area. Want to see more great Cabins in the NC Mountains? We have great Cabins in Boone NC available for your stay, spacious Banner Elk Cabins, Sugar Mountain Rentals minutes from the slopes and Blowing Rock Vacation Rentals that rival all the others that you may find! Don't pick the wrong rental cabin company, learn more about our Guest Services and the fun Things to Do in Boone NC that are going on right now!