Both Cataloochee Ski Resort and Wolf Ridge Ski Resort are a short distance from Asheville: You can tour Asheville attractions,, then head on over to one of these ski resorts for some skiing or snowtubing. Take ski lessons or simply watch others enjoy the snow. In winter Asheville`s mild temperatures and close proximity to the snow covered mountains, make it an ideal winter escape. Skiing is a favorite weekend getaway.
The Cataloochee Ski Resort is in Maggie Valley North Carolina, 35 miles west of Asheville. The ski area has 16 lighted slopes, 3 lifts, ski rentals and snowmaking capabilities. Take ski lessons. Go snowboarding or snowtubing too. Open November to mid March.
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort is located on Wolf Laurel Rd in Mars Hill. The ski area has night skiing, sledding, a lodge and snow making capabilities. There are 17 slopes and 4 chair lifts. Rents skis. Take ski lessons.