Skiing in NC

If you’re planning a winter weekend or extended sojourn in Western North Carolina, don’t miss the accommodations of Leatherwood Mountains. We’re a charming resort that offers an array of vacation rentals affording privacy and yet accessibility to many of the region’s attractions. For those who want to play where all the action is but stay away from it all, Leatherwood delivers this ideal situation. Look no further for your charming place to retreat to after a day of snow tubing or skiing in NC.

The High Country features three ski resorts and an additional snow tubing resort. The closest for skiing is Appalachian Ski Resort, located in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, about 50 minutes away. The other two, Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain are situated in their respective namesake towns, just over an hour away. Last but not least, Hawks Nest, the snow tubing resort, is nestled in the middle of these hotspots, about an hour away. The drive is easy and will be one to enjoy as it shows off the beautiful countryside of NC.

Boone NC skiing is beloved by many. People from all over the country (and beyond) come to our area to delight in the winter wonderland that abounds here. When you stay at Leatherwood Resort, you get both an insider view and a broader view of the whole picture of a ski getaway. Rest and rejuvenate at one of our enchanting cottages and then make your way to the slopes for your daily adventure. You’ll like your slightly longer trip back to the cabin, rather than staying slope side, where you can take in the scenery, see more of the sights, and reflect on the fun.

Whether you have been skiing or snow tubing in NC before or are about to plan your first time, you’ll love the vacation even more with Leatherwood as your home base. Come during any part of the season and we’ll make your time one to remember. Check out our numerous lodging options to find the perfect fit for you, and reserve one when you’re ready to hit the slopes.

Hit the Slopes

HIT THE SLOPES!! SKIING, TUBING & ICE SKATING Leatherwood Mountains is ideally situated for guests that are interested in venturing out for a day on the slopes. The North Carolina High country towns of Boone, Blowing Rock & Banner Elk are a short drive. Be sure you have a 4-wheel drive during the winter months because the roads to the slopes are pretty curvy and steep!

40 minutes from Leatherwood Mountains – Appalachian Ski Mountain has long been acclaimed as one of the best places to ski for families, groups and beginners. They welcome skiers and snowboarders of all skill levels. They also have a ice skating rink.

1 hour and 10 minutes from Leatherwood Mountains – Sugar Mountain is the largest ski area in North Carolina with over 115 acres of skiable terrain. Sugar also offers snow shoeing, a snowboarding park that is closed to skiers, and a 700 foot long tubing park that is fun for the whole family.

1 hour and 30 minutes from Leatherwood Mountains – Beech Mountain is the highest Ski town in Eastern North America at 5506 ft above sea level. It has the only high speed quad in North Carolina. There is a wonderful 7,000 square foot ice skating rink in the the village of Beach.

1 hour from Leatherwood Mountains –Hawksnest offers snow tubing for the whole family! They have a 20 lane snow tubing park with runs that are 400 – 100 feet in length

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