Where to Ski & Snowboard in North Carolina

With affordable lift tickets and modern snowmaking, North Carolina is not to be overlooked when selecting your winter destination. But, knowing where to travel on your ski trip to North Carolina isn’t easy.

So, we’ve done the hard work for you. With thousands of acres of skiable terrain to explore, these are the destinations you need to visit on your ski and snowboard trip to North Carolina.

Most Popular Ski & Snowboard Resorts in North Carolina

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort

While some resorts in North Carolina can’t compete with those out west, Sugar Mountain is certainly the closest rival. It’s the biggest ski resort in North Carolina and offers more than 1,200 feet of vertical drops. As the resort continues to improve upon its snowmaking capabilities, you can enjoy a wide variety of terrain and runs across its 125 acres.

Beech Mountain Ski Resort

Beech Mountain Ski Resort

With a peak at more than 5,500 feet, Beech Mountain is the highest resort in the eastern region of the U.S. With 95 acres of skiable terrain and 17 ski trails, the fun is endless at Beech Mountain. The resort also boasts a Bavarian-style lodge, ice skating, tubing, and four restaurants.

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Considering its close proximity to Asheville, Wolf Ridge is highly regarded as North Carolina’s most accessible ski resort. Although the resort is smaller than others, it’s much more affordable and oftentimes much less crowded. Wolf Ridge features 15 ski runs along with lit trails for night skiing.

Appalachian Ski Mountain

Appalachian Ski Mountain

Affordable prices and a family-friendly atmosphere are just a few reasons so many skiers are drawn to Appalachian Ski Mountain. The resort is also located near Winston-Salem and Charlotte, North Carolina allowing for easy access to the slopes. Its three terrain parks, groomed runs, and beginner trails make Appalachian a perfect stop on your ski trip to North Carolina.

Cataloochee Ski Area

Cataloochee Ski Area

While Cataloochee offers some incredible skiing conditions, many skiers flock to the slopes for the incredible views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Cataloochee can be crowded considering its close proximity to cities in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee, but its 18 runs remain lit past sundown for extended fun on the snow.

FAQs About Winter Vacations in North Carolina

Are ski resorts in North Carolina open?

Yes! Some ski resorts in North Carolina are open and ready to welcome you. Others remain closed with the intent to reopen soon. We recommend contacting your intended destination to remain informed of any mandates or COVID-related regulations. For added safety, ship your skis, snowboard, and snow boots directly to the slopes with our no-contact pickups and deliveries.

Can you ski in North Carolina?

Yes! You can typically ski in North Carolina from November through early April.

How to ship skis on your ski trip to North Carolina?

Tired of dragging your skis and snowboard through the airport? We understand. Simply pack up your skis, attach your provided shipping label, and Ship Skis will collect your skis from your home, business, resort, or lodge. Arrive at your destination to find your skis and snowboard waiting! Ship Skis will send your skis back home at the end of your ski trip to North Carolina, too.

Why ship your skis on your ski trip to North Carolina?

We know you love skiing and snowboarding at venues all over the globe. That’s why Ship Skis is dedicated to ensuring your skis and snowboard arrive safely and on-time on your ski trip to North Carolina. With an on-time guarantee, complimentary insurance on every shipment, and access to real-time tracking 24/7, Ship Skis is the best way to ship your skis and snowboard on your ski trip to North Carolina.

How much does it cost to ship skis on a ski trip to North Carolina?

You can ship your skis and snowboard within the continental U.S. for as little as $49.99 for a small ski or snowboard bag (under 25 lbs.) Pricing may increase and transit times will vary depending on the exact location that you are shipping from/to and your selected service level. International shipping may also increase prices.

Customer Support

As a company of active skiers, we have experienced the hassles of traveling with your gear and understand how important these items are to you. Our team is available 7 days a week ready to help answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Get in Touch
  • Phone(855) 867-9915
  • Emailcustomersupport@shipskis.com
  • Schedule

    Mon-Fri: 8AM - 8PM EST

  • Sat: 8AM - 5PM EST

  • Sun: 9AM - 8PM EST

Trust Pilot Icon