Beech Mountain has the only quad chair lift to get skiers up the mountain fast.
What: Ski North Carolina, Compare High Country Ski Resorts
Where: Appalacian Ski Mtn., Sugar Mtn. and Beech Mtn.
When: November – March
Cost: Ranges for youth and adult Lift Tickets $20 – $68
Recently I was invited by the North Carolina High Country on a press tour of the ski resorts located in the area. Each has its own unique qualities and offer skiers a little something different. All the resorts have invested in large snow guns, so as long as nights are below 32 degrees, they can create a winter wonderland on the slopes. Here’s what you can expect at Appalachian Ski Mountain, Beech Mountain Resort and Sugar Mountain Resort.
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Appalachian Ski Mountain is a compact slope, so it’s easy for parents to keep track of kids.
What: Ski North Carolina: Appalachian Ski Mtn.
Where: 940 Ski Mountain Rd., Blowing Rock, NC 28605 | 828-295-7828
When: November – March (Call for conditions)
Cost: Lift tickets are $20 – $65 for adults | $16 – $65 12 and under or 60+ | Complete rental set with helmet: $25 | Group Ski Lesson: $18 for one hour
For Southerners, it’s an easy drive to ski North Carolina vs. flying out west. Appalachian Ski Mtn. near Boone, NC is perfect for families who are learning to ski. It’s compact and easy to keep an eye on kids, even if they aren’t standing right next to you. There are nine runs, three freestyle terrain parks, four chair lifts and two conveyors. The lodge is located at the base of the mountain and it’s easy to see all the runs, perfect for parents who want to give their kids a little more freedom. The lodge also has wi-fi, so if parents aren’t skiers, they can let the kids go, and get some work done. Plus, the French-Swiss Ski College is a very well respected and successful ski school program. Here’s what else you need to know about App Ski Mtn. before you go.
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