Year-round activities abound in the High Country- hiking, canoeing or boating, mountain biking, road cycling, ziplining, rock climbing and bouldering – are just a few adventures visitors of all ages can enjoy! Paddling and hiking in the summer are wonderful,as you explore the scenery and enjoy some of the most pleasantly mild weather in the SE United States. Whether you’re camping for a weekend, or just enjoying a quick stroll along a leg-stretching trail on the Blue Ridge Parkway, it is hard to imagine a better way to experience this glorious mountain region than immersing yourself in outdoor activities. Don’t forget to bring your camera to capture quick pictures of wildlife along the trail and expansive vistas from the mountaintops.
Beech Mountain Sledding Hill
Sled at the highest town on the East Coast, Beech Mountain NC! Free sledding for children 12 and under.
Open Mid-November-Late March with on-site snow making. Sleds are not provided.
Appalachian Ski Mtn., Inc.
Appalachian Ski Mtn is your Family's First Resort For FUN in Blowing Rock NC! Skiing since 1962. 12 slopes including 3 Terrain Parks. 2 Quad chairlifts, 1 double chairlift, 2 conveyor lifts, & handle pull lift. Open 7 days a week starting the Friday before Thanksgiving to late March/early April. Night skiing beginning the night after Thanksgiving. Refrigerated Outdoor Ice Arena with 3 sessions daily. Ski, snowboard, clothing and helmet rentals. Group and private lessons and SKIwee Children's program. Bavarian-style base lodge includes restaurant, ski shop, gift shop and more. For specials and group rates, see their website.