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The latest news, deals, and events from ski resorts throughout North America.

50 Years of Southern Charm at North Carolina’s Beech Mountain

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When you think of North Carolina, Tar Heels, beer and beaches are usually the first things that come to mind. Not skiing and snowboarding. But nestled high up in the Blue Ridge Mountain at 5,506 feet is the highest ski area in the eastern United States, and it’s celebrating its 50th birthday this season.

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North Carolina Ski Areas Made Economic Impact Of $197 Million Last Season

North CarolinaThe total economic impact of the North Carolina ski industry amounted to $197.2 million during the 2014-2015 winter season. The average expenditure per person during a ski/snowboard trip within the state of North Carolina was $182.84. More than half (58 percent) of visitors to North Carolina ski areas stayed overnight. 

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Six-Seater Summit Express To Debut At N.C.’s Sugar Mountain

Summit Express (Sugar Mountain Resort)North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain Resort unveils its Summit Express, a Doppelmayr six-seater, detachable, high-speed chairlift, Sat., Nov. 14. The public is invited to attend the rain or shine event beginning at 10 a.m.

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High-Speed Lift Makes Debut At Sugar Mountain This Winter

Skiing (Sugar Mountain Resort)The installation of a new Doppelmayr high-speed, detachable, six-passenger chairlift is currently underway at North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain Resort. It opens in time for the 2015-16 winter season, and enables guests to reach the 5,300-foot peak in five minutes. 

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Trip Report: Iconic Blue Ridge Parkway Should Be On Your Bucket List

Blue Ridge ParkwayIf you like road trips and have a “bucket list,” make sure the iconic Blue Ridge Parkway is high on that list. This spring I drove the parkway from beginning to end along the spine of the Appalachian Mountains.  I would do it again in a heartbeat.

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Southern Skiers Get Solid Conditions, New Discounts

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It’s not exactly the same March Madness found each spring on Tobacco Road. But some North Carolina ski and ride resorts on the other side of the state aren’t playing any games with the discounts offered in March.

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