When you think about the Western North Carolina mountains in the winter, there are so many images that come to mind. For many of us, it’s the quiet stillness of the snow and the beauty of the mountains that can just take our breath away. We at Orchard Inn are so fortunate to live here and love sharing our area with our guests. One of the top requests we get is places to go skiing near Asheville NC. Since our area has some of the highest peaks on the East Coast, it’s easy to assume that it would also have some amazing slopes. Let’s check out 3 amazing places to go skiing near Asheville NC!
For years, people who have been looking for places to go skiing near Asheville NC have enjoyed going to Beech Mountain. Located close to the North Carolina/Tennessee border, Beech Mountain is the highest town in Eastern America and because of that can boast great snowfall perfect for skiing. Not only can you go skiing at Beech Mountain but you can go snowboarding, ice skating, and tubing. They offer fantastic on-site rentals for any activity that you would like to do as well as packages for lift tickets too. If you need some help adjusting to skis be sure to check out their lessons. Just a few hours with an instructor and you will be ready to go. Before you go, be sure to check out their events page as they have some great ones coming up this season!
Cataloochee Ski Area
Located in Maggie Valley and just a little over an hour away from us at Orchard Inn is Cataloochee Ski Area. You can choose from skiing, snowboarding or tubing at Cataloochee. They have 18 trails to choose from, each named so you can easily identify them. They have 3 expert trails, 7 intermediate trails, and 8 beginners trails. They also have a varying system of lifts to get you where you want to be. Cataloochee offers plenty of rentals in their long November to March ski season. One activity that they whole family will love is Tube World. It is a great place to ride down on tubes, race, and more. Be sure to check out their amazing lift packages as they offer multiple days lift tickets at great prices.
If you are looking to find the closest place to go skiing near Asheville NC, then your best bet is Wolf Ridge. They offer 15 ski runs for you to choose from, 4 Green, 8 Blue, and 3 Black Diamond. What makes them so convenient is that they are located right off of 1-26 which connects us at Orchard Inn to Asheville and beyond. They have 3 ski lifts so going through the line should be a breeze and before you know it you will be on the mountain. As with the other ski resorts we have mentioned, this one also has a great ski school and a fun tube run that everyone will enjoy. Be sure to have a look at their webcams so you can see the mountain any time you like!
As you can see, when you think about going skiing near Asheville NC, you have plenty of places to choose from. When you do think about coming to the mountains during ski season, we hope you will consider staying with us at Orchard Inn. Our beautiful B&B is the perfect place to relax after a long and fun day on the slopes. We have rooms as well as cottages for you to choose from. Fall asleep fast when you choose your own pillow from our Pillow Menu. Greet each day with an amazing view of the mountains from our dining room as you have a hearty and delicious breakfast made by our chefs. Contact us today and start planning your next ski trip to one of this resorts near Asheville!