Winter in the Blue Ridge Mountains brings with it an untold beauty, snow capped mountains, trees laced with icicles, branches laden with snow and valleys that are softly blanketed, it's just like a being in a fairy tale.
The North Carolina Mountains feature the coldest climates and highest elevations in the South, with temperatures that drop three-to-four degrees with every thousand-foot rise in elevation.
North Carolina offers six full-service ski areas with 89 slopes for all abilities, from beginner to Black Diamond, as well as freestyle terrain parks, ice skating, tubing and more. In addition to chair lifts, most North Carolina resorts include conveyor belts and handle pulls to help newbies as they learn to navigate the slopes.
At 5,506 feet above sea level, Ski Beech at Beech Mountain is hailed as eastern North America's highest-elevation ski resort. Enjoy an 830-foot vertical drop, 15 slopes, and 10 lifts, as well as ice skating and tubing.
Sugar Mountain Resort offers the most vertical for your High Country ski dollar (1,200 feet), and the mountain's longest run stretches a good 1.5 miles. Sugar offers eight lifts and 20 slopes and trails spread over 115 skiable acres. In summer months, mountain bikers can ride the chairlift to the top for twenty miles of double and single-track.
The 4,000-foot-plus elevation of Appalachian Ski Mountain the High Country's oldest ski area, makes for frequent snow, and all of the resorts have the ability to give Old Man Winter a helping hand. Expect to ski from mid-November through March with the aid of snowmaking.
Visit the High Country of North Carolina and enjoy all that winter offers. There're so many things to do and places to visit around the ski resort areas. Ashe County is only about a 45 minute drive from the ski resorts. West Jefferson, the main town, is a quaint small town where the streets are lined with art galleries, antique shops, locally owned stores and many fine restaurants. West Jefferson is home to Ashe County Cheese, the Frescoes, and the New River. Make the drive over to West Jefferson NC and see all that we offer.
A1 Mountain Realty is located on the main street in West Jefferson. We are a full service North Carolina Real Estate company. Whether you are looking for that summer getaway or you find yourself wanting to make the North Carolina Mountains your permanent home the Ashe County Realtors here at A1 Mountain Realty will guide you through every step of the process. They are experienced in showing Boone Real Estate, Blowing Rock Real Estate, or Banner Elk Real Estate as well as Ashe County Real Estate.
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