Best Ski Resorts in North Carolina

This list represents the most popular ski resorts in North Carolina. Use this list to plan your next North Carolina ski resorts trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

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#1. Beech Mountain Ski Resort


North Carolina’s biggest alpine resort sits 5,505 feet above sea level on a windy knob of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina. Beech’s towering altitude affords striking views into both…
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#2. Appalachian Ski Mountain Resort


Appalachian is located a few miles from Boone and is equidistant from nearby alpine giants Beech and Sugar Mountains. The resort was designed with families and large groups in mind, and caters to all…
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#3. Cataloochee Ski Area


North Carolina’s oldest ski area began operating in 1961 when Cataloochee Ranch owner Tom Alexander converted his isolated, mile-high pasture-land peak into a small alpine facility on Moody Top Mounta…
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Maggie Valley, NC - Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Resorts
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#4. Sapphire Valley Ski Resort


Just five miles from the South Carolina and Georgia borders lies this four-seasons’ retreat situated nearly one mile high in a secluded valley wedge of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Jackson County’s Sapph…
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#5. Sugar Mountain Ski Area


Sugar Mountain couples with nearby Beech Mountain to form the two major players in the limited scheme of downhill skiing below West Virginia. A few years after its inception in 1969 as a four-seasons…
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Banner Elk, NC - Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Resorts
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#6. Wolf Laurel Ski Area


Just over the eastern tip of Tennessee and directly off the Appalachian Trail lies Wolf Laurel—a mom-and-pop ski area serving nearby Asheville; Knoxville, Tennessee; and surrounding locales. The newes…
From the guidebook "Ski & Snowboard America: Mid-Atlantic"
Mars Hill, NC - Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Resorts
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