Asheville is the home to many fun activities and they definitely don’t stop when winter hits. The mild winters in North Carolina allow people to get the most out of what the area has to offer, whether it’s downhill skiing or hiking one of the beautiful mountains surrounding the city.

It’s All Downhill

Did you know that the Asheville area is home to some of the highest peaks in the eastern U.S?

Cataloochee Ski Area is a close getaway for visitors and residents of the city. Only a short drive out of Asheville, there are 18 varying-level slopes and trails awaiting you! The ski area also has a kids adventure center for those young ones looking to improve their skills.

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort is also a good bet. With 15 ski runs and four ski lifts, the resort offers a cozy place for a day of skiing and fun. There are slopes for all levels and the resort offers lessons for those who are new to the sport!

Take a Hike

A mild winter calls for adventure, and Asheville is famous for its many hiking and biking trails. Surrounded by beautiful trails like Lover’s Leap, Rattlesnake Lodge and John Rock, you can really take advantage of what the weather has to offer. You’ll see beautiful views and the crisp fresh air will stay with you all season.

Go Vertical

Ice climbing is a popular cold-weather activity in Asheville. Though it may sound a little too adventurous for many, you don’t need experience to enjoy the fun. A crew from Fox Mountain Guides will lead you through single-pitch ice routes and show you a whole new way to appreciate the ice!