Skiing in the Boone Area:
Rich History, Bright Future
Winter 2012-'13 went from Halloween to Easter in the Boone Area!
December 2012 marked Appalachian Ski Mtn.'s 50th anniversary of skiing. That rich heritage has created an exciting present and a bright future for High Country skiing.
Take it from extreme skier Glen Plake and learn to ski or board this winter. Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month event spokesperson Plake says close-to-home slopes like those in the High Country “are often working hardest for the sport."
Good News For Skiers and Boarders
How hard are High Country resorts working to make Boone Area skiing the best? The latest NC ski study says skiers find aggressive upgrades, improving quality, and continuing growth at High Country slopes.
The study said that one representative recent year, Boone Area "resort re-investment equaled 10% of revenue, a very healthy recipe for success.” 8-9% is “very good on a national level.”
The Colorado researchers say ongoing improvements at High Country resorts—especially expansions in snowmaking— “stabilize fluctuations in a weather dependent business.”
Boone Area snowmaking just keeps getting better, ski seasons keep getting longer (often from November to late-March—even April), and slope conditions stay more consistent. Even when the country has a milder winter—as seems to be the case this season—massive snowmaking firepower has covered all the slopes and great conditions are as close as a cold day...
Add the High Country’s natural snow—equal to Buffalo, New York—and you have nationally significant skiing in a spectacular setting.
Follow the links below to Boone Area slopes—the biggest cluster of ski facilities in the Middle Atlantic and South.
It's worth staying close to home for a High Country ski vacation, says the famous Mohawk-sporting skier Glen Plake. "You don't have to be an expert to have fun on the snow. But be sure to learn from a professional.”
Skiing, Snowboarding & more:
Appalachian Ski Mtn.
Beech Mountain Resort
Sugar Mountain Resort
- Hawksnest Resort
Have the Slopes to Yourself!
Great skiing is worth taking a few vacations days. Midweek skiing is full of fun on empty slopes.
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