▶ Winter Activities

Appalachian Ski Mountain

Phone: 828-295-7828
Address: 940 Ski Mountain Rd, Blowing Rock, NC
Website: www.appskimtn.com

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!

HOURS OF OPERATION
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.

Beech Mountain Resort

Phone: 828-387-2011
Address: 1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy, Beech Mountain, NC 28604
Website: www.beechmountainresort.com

The highest ski resort on the East Coast, Beech Mountain Resort continued the trend of summertime upgrades. With six additional snow guns this winter, Beech Mountain’s snowmaking capability hasn’t been better. Throw in a revamped lighting system for nighttime skiing, renovations to the View Haus, free lessons and a brand new fleet of gear, this year is expected to be the resort’s finest.

Currently, Beech Mountain is installing two new chairlifts for this winter season. This upgrade will make the ride to the top a lot smoother while the spectacular view will remain the same!

HOURS OF OPERATION
Winter season runs November through March
WEEKDAY HOURS
Day Session: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Half-Day Session: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
or 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Twilight Session: 1:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Night Session: 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.
WEEKEND HOURS/HOLIDAYS
Day Session & Half-Day Session: same as above
Twilight Session: 1:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Night Session: 5:00 to 10:00 p.m.

Sugar Mountain Resort

Phone: 828-898-4521
Address: 1009 Sugar Mountain Dr, Sugar Mountain, NC
Website: www.skisugar.com

Whether you are returning or new to Sugar Mountain Resort, expect to be impressed this winter. Gunther's Way, the newly constructed slope on the mountain, is 2,900-feet long and boasts a 700-foot vertical drop that alternates between a swooping descent and challenging plummet. The resort, which has four tubing runs and a 10,000-square-foot ice-skating rink, also added more in snowmaking improvements.

HOURS OF OPERATION
Winter season runs November through March
Day Session: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Half-Day Session: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Twilight Session: 12:30 to 10:00 p.m.
(closed from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m.)
Night Session: 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Tubing: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Ice Skating: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Child Care: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Hawksnest Snow Tubing & Zipline Park

Phone: 828-963-6561
Address: 2058 Skyland Dr, Seven Devils, NC
Website: hawksnestzipline.com

With the addition of a few new tubing lanes, Hawknest Resort begins the 2014-15 winter season with the most lanes ever open in its history. That along with new grooming machines, guests can expect an improved tubing experience at the resort that already touts lanes up to 1,000-foot long. Don’t forget that Hawksnest offers 20 ziplining cables spanning four miles, which are open in the winter months, too.

TUBING SESSIONS
Tubing sessions are one hour and 45 minutes long and are offered at:
Monday - Thursday 10am, 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm
Friday, Saturday and Holidays 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm & 6pm
Sunday 10am, 12pm & 2pm

ZIPLINE SESSIONS
Customers can choose either the Hawk Tour or the Eagle Tour. The Hawk Tour is an 11-cable tour covering 1.5 miles of cable-riding and 2 swinging bridges, available for adults and children 5 and older.
The Eagle Tour is a more extreme experience with greater speeds and heights. This 9-cable tour is over 2.5 miles of cable riding with swinging bridge. Children must be at least 10 years old for the Eagle Tour.
Tours leave hourly from 10am to 3pm.
Reservations are required.
4-cable Snowbird Tour available daily during winter season.