Southeastern ski slopes: Your 2012-2013 guide

Southeastern ski slopes: Your 2012-2013 guide

Compiled by The Charlotte ObserverDecember 15, 2012 

Here’s the basic information about ski slopes in the Southeast. Contact them directly for weather information, rates, discounts and hours.

North Carolina

Appalachian Ski Mountain

Location: Off U.S. 321, near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Lay of the land: Slopes: 12. Base elevation: 3,635 feet. Vertical drop: 365 feet. Skiable acres: 28. Terrain: 25 percent beginner, 50 percent intermediate, 25 percent advanced. Outdoor ice skating.

Lifts: 2 quad chairs, 1 double chair, 2 conveyors, 1 handle-tow.

Children’s programs: Yes.

Details: 800-322-2373; appskimtn.com, appterrainpark.com.

Cataloochee Ski Area

Location: Off Interstate 40, in Maggie Valley.

Lay of the land: Slopes: 17. Base elevation: 4,660 feet. Vertical drop: 740 feet. Skiable acres: 50. Terrain: 25 percent beginner, 50 percent intermediate, 25 percent advanced.

Lifts: 1 quad chair, 1 triple chair, 1 double chair, 3 conveyors.

Children’s programs: Yes.

Details: 800-768-0285; cataloochee.com. Snow report: 800-768-3588.

Hawksnest Tubing

Location: Off N.C. 105, south of Boone.

Lay of the land: Base elevation: 4,095 feet. 20 tubing lanes (400 to 1,000 feet long); skiing not offered. Zipline.

Lifts: 2 moving-carpet conveyors.

Details: 800-822-4295; hawksnesttubing.com, hawksnestzipline.com.

Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center

Location: On N.C. 106 (Dillard Road), southwest of Highlands.

Lay of the land: Runs: 3. Base elevation: 3,800 feet. Vertical drop: 100 feet. No skiing; tubing and ice skating only. Lifts: 1 carpet lift.

Children’s programs: Kiddie hill.

Details: 828-526-3737; scalymountain.com.

Beech Mountain Resort

Location: Off N.C. 184, north of Banner Elk.

Lay of the land: Slopes: 15. Base elevation: 4,675 feet. Vertical drop: 830 feet. Skiable acres: 95. Terrain: 30 percent beginner, 40 percent intermediate, 30 percent advanced. Snowboarding, ice skating. Two terrain parks. Lifts: 2 quad chairs (one is high-speed; one fixed-grip), 4 double chairs, 1 J-bar.

Children’s programs: Yes.

Details: 800-438-2093; beechmountainresort.com.

Sugar Mountain Resort

Location: On N.C. 184, east of Boone.

Lay of the land: Slopes: 20. Base elevation: 4,100 feet. Vertical drop: 1,200 feet. Skiable acres: 115 (100 at night). Terrain: 40 percent beginner, 40 percent intermediate, 20 percent advanced. Lifts: 1 triple chair, 4 double chairs, 2 conveyors (1 in tubing park), 1 handle-tow (in terrain park).

Children’s programs: Yes.

Details: 800-784-2768; skisugar.com.

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Location: Off Exit 3 from Interstate 26, north of Asheville in Mars Hill.

Lay of the land: Slopes: 20, plus two tube runs nearby. Base elevation: 4,000 feet. Vertical drop: 700 feet. Skiable acres: 72. Terrain: 30 percent beginner, 50 percent intermediate, 20 percent advanced. Lifts: 2 quad chairs, 2 double chairs, 1 conveyor.

Children’s programs: Ski school.

Details: 800-817-4111; skiwolfridgenc.com.

Tennessee

Ober Gatlinburg

Location: Gatlinburg.

Lay of the land: Slopes: 9. Base elevation: 2,700 feet. Vertical drop: 600 feet. Terrain: 25 percent beginner, 50 percent intermediate, 25 percent advanced. Lifts: 2 quad chairs, 1 double chair, 1 rope-tow.

Children’s programs: Yes.

Details: 800-251-9202; obergatlinburg.com.

Virginia

Bryce Resort

Location: Off Interstate 81, in Basye, near W.Va. border (exit 273).

Lay of the land: Slopes: 8. Base elevation: 1,250 feet. Vertical drop: 500 feet. Skiable acres: 25. Terrain: 34 percent beginner, 33 percent intermediate, 33 percent advanced. Snowboarding, snow tubing. Lifts: 2 double chairs, 5 conveyors, 1 quad.

Children’s programs: Yes.

Details: 800-821-1444; bryceresort.com.

The Homestead

Location: U.S. 220, west of Charlottesville.

Lay of the land: Slopes: 9. Base elevation: 2,500 feet. Vertical drop: 700 feet. Skiable acres: 45. Terrain: 40 percent beginner, 40 percent intermediate, 20 percent advanced. Snowboarding, tubing, skating, snowmobiling. Lifts: 1 double chair, 2 J-bars.

Children’s programs: Yes.

Details: 540-839-1766; thehomestead.com.

Massanutten

Location: Near Harrisonburg, 10 minutes from Interstate 81.

Lay of the land: Slopes: 14. Base elevation: 1,750 feet. Vertical drop: 1,110 feet. Skiable acres: 70. Terrain: 30 percent beginner, 35 percent intermediate, 35 percent advanced. Snowboarding, snow tubing, ice skating. Lifts: 3 quad chairs, 1 triple chair, 1 J-bar (at advanced terrain park), 3 conveyors (two at learning area, one at tube park).

Children’s programs: Yes.

Details: 540-289-4954; massresort.com. Snow report: 800-207-6277.

Wintergreen

Location: Off Blue Ridge Parkway, southwest of Charlottesville.

Lay of the land: Slopes: 26. Base elevation: 3,515 feet. Vertical drop: 1,003 feet. Skiable acres: 129. Terrain: 23 percent beginner, 35 percent intermediate, 42 percent advanced. Snowboarding, 2 snow tubing parks. Play area for little kids. Lifts: 1 double chair, 1 triple chair, 1 quad chair, 2 high-speed sixes, 2 surface lifts.

Children’s programs: Yes.

Details: 434-325-2100; wintergreenresort.com.

West Virginia

Canaan Valley

Location: Northeast of Elkins, at Davis.

Lay of the land: Slopes: 42. Base elevation: 3,685 feet. Vertical drop: 850 feet. Terrain: 30 percent beginner, 40 percent intermediate, 30 percent advanced. Snowboarding, tube park; air boarding on designated slopes. Lifts: 2 triple chairs, 1 quad chair; 1 magic carpet at ski and tubing park.

Children’s programs: Yes.

Details: 800-622-4121; canaanresort.com.

Snowshoe Mountain

Location: Off U.S. 219 North, 15 minutes west of Cass.

Lay of the land: Slopes: 60 slopes and trails. Base elevation: 4,848 feet. Vertical drop: 1,500 feet. Terrain: 42 percent beginner, 30 percent intermediate, 28 percent advanced. Snowboarding, snow tubing. Lifts: 7 triple chairs, 3 quad chairs, 3 high-speed quads, 4 surface lifts.

Children’s programs: Yes.

Details: 877-441-4386; snowshoemtn.com.

Timberline

Location: Off W.Va. 32, near U.S. 219 North.

Lay of the land: Slopes: 40. Base elevation: 4,268 feet. Vertical drop: 1,000 feet. Skiable acres: 100. Terrain: 34 percent beginner, 34 percent advanced, 32 percent expert. Cross-country, snowboarding. Lifts: 1 double chair, 2 triple chairs, 1 surface lift. Slope-side hotel.

Children’s programs: Yes.

Details: 800-766-9464; timberlineresort.com.

Winterplace

Location: Ghent, off Interstate 77.

Lay of the land: Slopes: 27. Base elevation: 3,600 feet. Vertical drop: 603 feet. Terrain: 37 percent beginner, 40 percent intermediate, 23 percent advanced. Snowboarding, tubing park, 2 terrain parks. Lifts: 2 quad chairs, 2 double chairs, 3 triple chairs, 2 carpet lifts.

Children’s programs: Yes.

Details: 800-607-7669; winterplace.com.

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