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Slope”n in the South: A Go-To Source for Ski Sport Resorts

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Thinking about hitting the slopes this winter? Before you pack your bags for Colorado or Utah, check out what close-by North Carolina has to offer. There are a number of ski and snow sports resorts in North Carolina that are perfect for family getaways.

Appalachian Ski Mountain
Blowing Rock, NC
www.appskimtn.com

Appalachian Ski Mountain is a great place for skiing, snowboarding and even ice skating. After the ski season begins, you”re almost guaranteed to have fresh powder on the slopes because Appalachian Ski Mountain now has the greatest snowmaking capacity per acre in the Southeast.

Cataloochee Ski Area
Maggie Valley, NC
www.cataloochee.com

The Cataloochee Ski Area is located in the Great Smoky Mountains and is the oldest winter area in North Carolina. The ski area offers skiing, snowboarding, airboarding and tubing for visitors. Airboarding is an exciting activity where visitors ride the slopes on an inflatable board with runners on the bottom.

Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zip Line Course
Seven Devils, NC
www.hawksnesttubing.com

At Hawksnest, families can have fun on and off the ground. The facility has the biggest snow tubing operation on the East Coast with 20 lanes that are 400 – 1000 feet long. Hawksnest also has the country”s longest zip line course at 1.5 miles long.

Sapphire Ski Valley Resort and Frozen Falls Tube Park
Sapphire, NC
www.sapphirevalleyresort.com

Sapphire Ski Resort is a four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Families can enjoy skiing, snowboarding and a snow tubing park.

Ski Beech at Beech Mountain
Beech Mountain, NC
www.skibeech.com

Ski Beech Mountain offers tons of family fun with skiing, snowboarding, ice skating and a tubing park. Plus, a second terrain park will be unveiled this winter with a fully functional lift that will access a multi-featured park with rails, boxes and jumps for intermediate to advanced freestyle riders.

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