3 of the Best Places for Ice Skating in Western NC

Cold weather ushers in an exciting array of outdoor activities. If you’re looking to transform your date night into a winter wonderland scene, consider going ice skating in Western NC! Is there anything more romantic than skating around with your sweetheart while snowy mountain landscapes serve as a backdrop? Bundle up in your coziest winter jackets and scarves and celebrate the season on the ice.
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3 Destinations for Ice Skating Near Us in Western NC

1. Sugar Mountain Ski Resort 

Distance from The Orchard Inn: 94.1 miles | 2 hours

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort offers more than just skiing for winter enthusiasts. You can also go ice skating! Their 10,000 square-foot ice skating rink sets the scene for lots of fun and loads of laughter. Afterward, grab a cup of hot chocolate from their restaurant. 

2. Appalachian Ski Mountain 

Distance from The Orchard Inn: 100 miles | 2 hours and 10 minutes 

With ski slopes to one side and the Blue Ridge Mountains on the other, the skating rink at Appalachian Ski Mountain affords gorgeous views. This rink is fully lighted, making it possible to enjoy skating under the stars in the evening. 

3. Beech Mountain Resort 

Distance from The Orchard Inn: 101 miles | 2 hours and 20 minutes 

Show off your skating skills on the 7,000 square-foot ice skating rink at Beech Mountain Resort. Beautiful mountain views adorn the horizon making for a delightful experience. For more winter fun, consider tubing or enjoying a refreshing beer at the Beech Mountain Brewing Co. 


More Winter Fun in Western North Carolina

Discover an exciting array of winter sports, adventures, and activities in the mountains of WNC. Here are a few of our favorite things to do this time of year: 


Stay Warm in Our Cozy Accommodations at The Orchard Inn in Saluda, NC

Ice skating in Western NC is just one of the many great activities to enjoy in the winter. We also recommend treating yourself to some of the best views in the region. Perched on top of a mountain, our beautiful inn offers breathtaking views, cozy accommodations, delicious food, and luxurious features. Breathe in the crisp mountain air as you take in the jaw-dropping natural scenery that surrounds you. Our thoughtful innkeepers and staff go above and beyond to offer you the experience of a lifetime. 

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