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Appalachian Ski Mountain

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

Appalachian Ski Mountain was built in 1962 by M.E. Thalheimer and was called Blowing Rock Ski Lodge. Six years later, it was purchased by Grady Moretz and four partners and turned into Appalachian Ski Mountain. It now has twelve slopes, including two terrain parks. In 2014, the Appalachian Ski Mountain purchased/refurbished more than twelve snow guns to provide deeper and more consistent snow. See you on the slope!

2018 Season opens November 16th. Winter season runs November through March.
Daily: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday and Saturday: 9 a.m. - Midnight (January & February)
Night sessions: 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.
The Super Session is the longest session in the area, from 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.


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!