Appalachian Ski Mountain

As usual, Appalachian Ski Mountain spent most of the summer improving the resort for the 2014-15 winter season. App Ski Mtn. purchased or refurbished more than a dozen snow guns to provide a deeper and more consistent snow than ever before. This winter, patrons of the Blowing Rock resort are in for a real treat when you include improvements to the freestyle terrain park and ice skating rink and renovations to the lodges. See you on the slopes!

Winter season runs November through March
Open continuously from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily and until midnight on Friday & Saturday nights in January & February.
Night sessions have been expanded, now starting at 5:00 p.m. and continuing to 10:00 p.m.
The Super Session is the longest session in the area, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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2 Fixed-grip Quad
1 Double
2 Magic Carpets
1 Handlepull tow
3 Easiest
6 More Difficult
3 Most Difficult
3 Freestyle Terrain/Terrain Parks
15 Total Trails
Terrain Mix: 25% Easiest, 50% More Difficult, 25% Most Difficult
Peak Elevation: 4000’
Base Elevation: 3635’
Vertical Drop: 365’
Total Lift Capacity: 9,284 skiers per hour
Slopes Lighted for Night Skiing: 100%
Snowmaking: 100% Coverage
Other Activities: ice skating
Amenities: cafeteria, sports shop, full rental facility, free wireless connection, locker rentals


Appalachian Ski Mtn. offers an outdoor ice skating arena as the perfect complement to our slopes. Located in a spectacular scenic setting overlooking the ski slopes on one side, and the Blue Ridge Mountains on the other, the outdoor ice arena has a refrigerated ice floor, is fully lighted for skating under the stars seven nights a week and is North Carolina’s only Zamboni maintained ice rink. Skaters and non-skaters can watch the action and warm up by our rinkside bonfire. We offer skate rentals in traditional figure skates, as well as hockey skates. Ask about group rates and birthday packages. Individual and group lessons are also available by appointment, call 1-800-322-2373 or email for details.

Ice Skating Rates
$14 per two hour session (including skate rental if needed)

3 two hour sessions, 7 days a week, weather permitting



The best way to learn to ski or ride is to take lessons! Professional instruction at the French Swiss Ski College will accelerate your improvement. Having taught over one million skiers and snowboarders since 1969, this is the place to learn skiing and snowboarding!