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High Country NC Ski Resort Comparison


High Country NC Ski Resort Comparison

Wondering which Ski Resort is right for you?  We break down the details for Appalachian Ski Resort, Sugar Mountain Resort and Beech Mountain Resort to make is easier for you to decide!  Want to know which resort is closest to Boone NC, Blowing Rock NC, Banner Elk?  We have that mapped our for you too!

Appalachian Ski Mountain Blowing Rock

Appalachian Ski Mountain
Blowing Rock, NC

App Ski Mtn is the most conveniently located ski resort to Boone and Blowing Rock.  The family-friendly resort is known for having the best ski school and largest terrain park in the area!

  • Slopes: 9 total (3 easy, 3 mid, 3 difficult)
  • Terrain Park: yes, 3
  • Lifts: 3 + 2 conveyors and 1 handpull
  • Ice Skating: yes *refridgerated & Zamboni maintained
  • Snow Tubing: no
  • Lessons: yes, French Swiss Ski School
  • Gear rental: yes, clothing and equipment
  • Ticket Details: day (8-5) and/or night (5-10)
  • Lodge: yes, restaurant 
  • Other amenities:
    • Nursery open daily for ages 1-4

 

Beech Mountain Resort NC

Beech Mountain Resort
Beech Mountain, NC

Beech Mountain Resort is located in "Eastern America's Highest Town," giving is the best weather conditions for snow!  The resort is convienently located for Banner Elk, Valle Crucis and Newland.

  • Slopes: 17 total (3 easy, 3 mid, 3 difficult)
  • Terrain Park: yes, 2
  • Lifts: 8
  • Ice Skating: yes, 7,000 sq ft rink
  • Snow Tubing: yes
  • Lessons: yes
  • Gear rental: yes, clothing and equipment
  • Ticket Details: day (9-5), twilight (1-10), half day (9-1 or 1-5) and night (5-10)
  • Lodge: yes, restaurant 
  • Other amenities:
    • Nursery open daily for ages 1-5
    • Beech Mountain Brewing Co. on site
Sugar Mountain Resort NC

Sugar Mountain Resort
Sugar Mountain, NC

Sugar Mountain Resort is known for having the fastest lifts in the region and the first to open for the season! The resort is most conveniently located to Banner Elk, Foscoe, Valle Crucis and Linville.

  • Slopes: 20 total (7 easy, 9 mid, 4 difficult)
  • Terrain Park: yes, 1
  • Lifts: 6 + 1 carpet and 1 handtow
  • Ice Skating: yes, 10,000 sq ft rink
  • Snow Tubing: yes, 700 ft lanes
  • Lessons: yes
  • Gear rental: yes, clothing and equipment
  • Ticket Details: day (9-4:30), half day (12:30-4:30) and night (6-10)
  • Lodge: yes, restaurant 
  • Other amenities:
    • Nursery open daily 
    • Snowshoeing available select days for ages 8+