Best Cross-Country Skiing in North Carolina

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

  • #1 Linville Falls Trail

    28 Reviews

    Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

    Linville Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Burke County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 3,182 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is ...
    •  0.9 miles

    Linville Falls Trail is a hiking trail in Burke County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 0.9 miles ...

  • #2 Beech Mountain Ski Resort

    2 Reviews

    Beech Mountain, NC

    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 ...
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    North Carolina’s biggest alpine resort sits 5,505 feet above sea level on a windy knob of the Blue Ridge Mountains in western ...

  • #3 Roan Mountain

    4 Reviews

    Bakersville, NC

    Roan Mountain has two major summits, both just under 6,290 feet, but the massive ridge that extends to the northeast comprises a massif known as the Roan Highlands. Roan Mountain State Park, ...
    •  1-7.5 miles
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    Roan Mountain has two major summits, both just under 6,290 feet, but the massive ridge that extends to the northeast comprises ...

  • #4 Appalachian Ski Mountain Resort

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    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 ...
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    Appalachian is located a few miles from Boone and is equidistant from nearby alpine giants Beech and Sugar Mountains. The ...

  • #5 Julian Price Memorial Park

    2 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    Julian Price Memorial Park is one of the scenic high points of the Blue Ridge Park-way. Its 4,200 acres contain a golden 47-acre lake, the Parkway’s second-largest picnic area, and its largest ...
    •  1.4-4.9 miles
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    Julian Price Memorial Park is one of the scenic high points of the Blue Ridge Park-way. Its 4,200 acres contain a golden ...

  • #6 Moses Cone Memorial Park

    1 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    More than 25 miles of road-width carriage paths wander lightly on the land, creating easy avenues for carefree strolls. At times, they corkscrew mysteriously—one section is called The Maze. These ...
    •  0.8-6.6 miles
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    More than 25 miles of road-width carriage paths wander lightly on the land, creating easy avenues for carefree strolls. At ...

  • #7 Cataloochee Ski Area

    1 Reviews

    Maggie Valley, NC

    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 ...
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    North Carolina’s oldest ski area began operating in 1961 when Cataloochee Ranch owner Tom Alexander converted his isolated, ...

  • #8 Sugar Mountain Ski Area

    0 Reviews

    Banner Elk, NC

    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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    Sugar Mountain couples with nearby Beech Mountain to form the two major players in the limited scheme of downhill skiing ...

  • #9 Wolf Laurel Ski Area

    0 Reviews

    Mars Hill, NC

    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. ...
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    Just over the eastern tip of Tennessee and directly off the Appalachian Trail lies Wolf Laurel—a mom-and-pop ski area serving ...

  • #10 Julian Price Memorial Park-Mileposts 295.9-297.2

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    Julian Price Memorial Park is one of the scenic high points of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Its 4,200 acres contain a golden 47-acre lake, the Parkway’s second-largest picnic area, and its largest ...
    •  2.1-4.9 miles
    •  Guide

    Julian Price Memorial Park is one of the scenic high points of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Its 4,200 acres contain a golden 47-acre ...

  • #11 Flat Rock Trail

    1 Reviews

    Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

    Flat Rock Trail is a hiking trail in Avery County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 0.6 miles long and begins at 3,983 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.3 miles ...
    •  0.6 miles

    Flat Rock Trail is a hiking trail in Avery County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 0.6 miles long ...

  • #12 Hagen-Stone Park: Chatfield Trail Loop

    0 Reviews

    Pleasant Garden, NC

    The Chatfield Trail loops around the entirety of Hagan- Stone Park. It begins as a lakeside singletrack path then travels along a babbling stream before making higher ground. It descends to cross ...
    •  3.4 miles
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    The Chatfield Trail loops around the entirety of Hagan- Stone Park. It begins as a lakeside singletrack path then travels ...

  • #13 Price Lake Trail (Milepost 297.2)

    0 Reviews

    Blowing Rock, NC

    A great lakeside loop circles the Parkway’s largest body of water. An out-and-back walk here is Price Park’s second TRACK Trail for hikers (the other is nearby at the start of the Boone Fork ...
    •  2.5 miles
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    A great lakeside loop circles the Parkway’s largest body of water. An out-and-back walk here is Price Park’s second TRACK ...

  • #14 Trout Lake Road

    0 Reviews

    Blue Ridge Parkway, NC

    Trout Lake Road is a hiking and horse trail in Watauga County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 1.9 miles long and begins at 3,790 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail ...
    •  1.9 miles

    Trout Lake Road is a hiking and horse trail in Watauga County, North Carolina. It is within Blue Ridge Parkway. It is 1.9 ...