Winter in the Smoky Mountains is a Winter Wonderland
The Smokies are a year-round playground, and winter in the Smoky Mountains is no exception. Smaller crowds mean plenty of room on the slopes for skiing and snowboarding for enthusiasts of all skill levels. The white-capped, foliage-free mountains make for expansive, one-of-a-kind views whether you're gazing from the powdery hiking trails or your cozy log cabin windows. Winter in the Smoky Mountains also means it’s time for seasonal, family friendly festivities like the Polar Express Train Ride. Then come on inside for hot cocoa by the fire. For the truly adventurous and curious families, winter in the Smoky Mountains is also a great time to get out your field guides and identify animals tracks in the snow!
Cataloochee Snow Report
SNOW REPORT for Wednesday, March 26, 2013
The time is 8am, the temperature is 16 degrees and we have received a total of 7.5” of snow from this storm. On Wednesday, we will be skiing on 16 out of 17 slopes, from the top of the mountain down, with two aerial lifts and one conveyor lift operating on a base of 45”-65” and a packed powder surface. Please note that some of our terrain features will be available for you to ride on Over Easy, right down from the Snack Shack, accessed by the Easy Way Triple Chairlift. Cataloochee will be closing for the season after 148 days of skiing and riding on Friday, March 29 at the end of the day skiing session.
On Wednesday, we will offer one session of skiing, day skiing only from 9am – 4:30pm. There are no half day rates available. Remember there is no night skiing for the rest of this season.
Cataloochee is now offering our “One Run, We’ll Refund” now until the end of the season. Guests unhappy with conditions will receive a full refund after one run within a reasonable time period. Refunds will not be given after that. Also for those of you who have season passes to other areas, we also offer $10 off a Cataloochee lift ticket, anytime all year long!
Please remember, Cataloochee will be closing for the season after 148 days of skiing and riding on Friday, March 29 at the end of the day skiing session. Tube World located in Maggie Valley, across from Ghost Town in the Sky, four miles from the ski area now closed after a wonderful run for the 2012/2013 tubing season.
Season passes are at their lowest price of this year and next. You will be able to ski for the rest of this season and next on the pass you purchase now. Also, seasonal ski and snowboard rentals are available for order now. Contact the ski area for more information.
We remind you to be aware of changing ski conditions and use caution. Natural and manmade obstacles exist and snowmaking and grooming activities are routinely in progress. Please use control and ski or ride only on designated slopes and trails and please call this number anytime for current skiing conditions.
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Cataloochee Ski Area
Experience the Magic of Winter
Nantahala River Lodge Invites You to Experience the Magic of Winter
We love the four unique seasons the area offers. We really enjoy being in the mountains in winter. We chose a location and designed our Nantahala River Lodge to provide easy access and comfort during winter weather. We get out and explore the area during the winter months and our hope is that everyone will have the opportunity to experience the magic of winter. It is fun to be the first to leave tracks in the snow.
Mickey's grandparents came to Nantahala for their honeymoon in 1921. Since then it has been a long standing tradition for our family to enjoy and care for this area. We've been making memories and friends here for three generations and truly enjoy helping our guests make the most of their mountain vacation during every season.
Some of our favorite encounters and experiences during Western North Carolina winters include:
For more information or to make reservations, please contact:
Nantahala River Lodge
Category: Winter in North Carolina
Snow Far, Snow Good
You can still hike or golf in the valleys, but if you head a few thousand feet higher you'll find that great white powder on the snowy slopes at Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley.
December through February, depending on the weather, you can choose to go downhill skiing, cross-country skiing, snowboarding or tubing.
Scaly Mountain Outdoor Park offers year-round tubing and activities to entertain the whole family.
So if you enjoy tubing down a bumpy hill or swishing down snow-covered slopes, the Great Smoky Mountains have an adventure waiting for you.
Cataloochee Ski Area
1080 Ski Lodge Rd
Scaly Mountain Outdoor Park
7420 Dillard Road
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