Planning a Ski Trip to Blowing Rock | High Country Visitor Guide

Planning a Ski Trip to Blowing Rock

Planning a Ski Trip to Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock ski trip

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Spend Some Time on the Slopes in Blowing Rock

Blowing Rock is a fantastic place to travel year-round. In winter, the area offers plenty of opportunities for some fun on the slopes. Ski season in Blowing Rock is perfect for the whole family, from skiing and snowboarding to snowtubing.

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Tips for Planning a Ski Trip to Blowing Rock

Before you hit the slopes, here are some tips on how to plan a family ski trip to Blowing Rock.

Ski Season in Blowing Rock

Ski season typically begins in late November or early December. Conditions for skiing in Blowing Rock are typically best from January through March when the snowpack is thicker and firmer. This is a great time of year to bring the whole family for a ski trip in Blowing Rock. Schools are out for winter break, along with Martin Luther King Jr. Day and President’s Day.

These are peak times of year to go skiing, but don’t rule out off-peak times. Off-peak times, right after the New Year or before spring break, offer discounted rates on accommodations near the ski resorts.

Ski Resorts near Blowing Rock

Located in Blowing Rock is Appalachian Ski Mountain. The family-owned and operated ski resort has been a popular destination for winter sports for over 50 years. The ski resort features 12 slopes, three terrain parks and an outdoor ice skating rink. The slopes range from easy to most difficult, including three black diamond slopes. The slopes are also are fully lighted for nighttime skiing. 

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Book Early

Be sure to make all of your travel arrangements in advance. Flights, rental cars and accommodations should be booked at least two months in advanced, so you have time to compare prices and get the best deal before they sell out. Consider staying in a hotel or cabin outside of the ski resort to save money.

Don’t Forget the Extras

After you book your travel arrangements, start researching everything else you’ll need for your ski trip. Skiers can buy mountain passes, lift tickets and rent equipment through many online resources, often at a discounted price.

If you’re new to skiing or snowboarding, consider taking a lesson offered at the ski resort. Perfect for both kids and adults, these lessons are taught by skilled and friendly instructors. Lessons at the ski schools are often a separate fee that you’ll want to book up to two weeks early.