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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Sugar Mountain offers lots ot do on and off the slopes. (photo credit: Sugar Mtn. Resort, NC)
What: Ski Sugar Mountain
Where: 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive, Sugar Mountain, NC | 1-800-784-2768
When: November – March (Call for conditions)
Cost: Lift tickets are $25 – $68 for adults | $20 – $45 Under 12
Midweek Learn to Ski Package includes rentals and lessons starting at $62
Complete rental set: $16 – $28 Adults | $10 -$28 Kids | Snowboard equipment is $25 and $36
Group Ski Lesson: $22
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When most Southerners think of snow skiing, North Carolina probably isn’t the first place they think about, but it’s a great, drivable option for those that want to learn to ski, or to get their snow fix close to home. Sugar Mountain, near Banner Elk, NC offers 115 acres of skiable terrain and 20 slopes for ski levels from beginner green trails to the states only double black diamond advanced run. If you are thinking about bringing the family to Sugar Mountain to ski, here are a few things you need to know.
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Fred and Margie Phofl own Fred’s Mercantile. Stop by the backside deli for a hearty breakfast.
Although I stay at different places when I go to Beech Mountain, I tend to eat at the same restaurants. Maybe that means I’ve already discovered the best locations, or maybe it just means I’m a creature of habit. Either way, here’s the places I return to again and again when I’m vacationing at Beech Mountain.
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The views from Grandfather Mountain are beautiful.
What: Hiking NC
Where: Grandfather Mountain, 2050 Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC 28646 | 828-733-4337
When: Between 8 am and 7 pm depending on the season, check the website before your visit
Cost: $18 Adults 13 – 59, $15 Seniors 60+, $8 Children 4-12, Under 4 Free
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A short drive from Beech Mountain in Linville, NC is Grandfather Mountain, home to the Mile High Swinging (or Singing) Bridge. As you enter, you are given a CD that tells you about the mountain and what you are seeing. It’s a terrific guided tour and sets the stage for a day of exploring. Continue reading Grandfather Mountain NC offers hiking and more
Beanstalk Journey has a series of ropes elements to get you up to the zip lines. The rope tunnel is your first obstacle.
What: Beanstalk Journey zip line NC
Where: Catawba Meadows Park, 701 Sanford Dr., Morganton, NC 28655 | 828-430-3440
When: Call for specific times during each season
Fall Season hours are: Wednesday – Sunday 10 – 5 pm
Monday and Tuesday Beanstalk Journey is closed
Zip Line Tours start at 11 am and 2 pm.
Climbing Tower sessions are on the hour from 11 – 4 pm
Cost: $69 for the zip line (save $10 with a reservation)
$19 per hour for the climbing wall
Discounts apply for groups
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Beanstalk Journey is about an hour and a half from Beech Mountain and located within the Catawba Meadows public park. It’s a great location with ball fields on one side, picnic pavilions and unique playground on the other, so it’s easy to make a day of it. Here’s a few things to consider before heading out to zip line in North Carolina. Continue reading Zip Line NC: Beanstalk Journey
What: Skiing Near Atlanta at Beech Mountain, NC
Where: Beech Mountain North Carolina
When: Ski Season is officially
Cost: Varies by activity
Last year, my family took a vacation to Beech Mountain Resort. It was the first time my boys had ever been skiing and they loved it. Beech is a great place for kids and adults to try out skiing or get themselves ready for a vacation out west. Here is a guide to a fun filled family ski vacation at Beech Mountain, NC, including plenty of time away from the slopes.
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Boy it was tough to get up this morning for the Field Trips with Sue segment on Better Mornings Atlanta. I’d gotten used to sleeping in a bit over the holidays. If you didn’t get up early enough to watch, here’s what we talked about.
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What: Atlanta Braves Community Caravan When: Jan. 30 – Feb. 13 Where: Across the Southeast Cost: FREE
As a special thank you to fans, the Atlanta Braves are hitting the road and coming to a location near you. Presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors, the Caravan will make more than 25 stops in Georgia [...]