The weather is cold enough (FINALLY) so it’s time to tear up the snow.

If you are a skier, snowboarder, like to tube or even just into watching from the warm lodge window while sipping hot cocoa; we’ve got you covered.

Beech Mountain Resort is located in Beech Mountain about two hours and forty minutes away from Charlotte. The 10 slopes are open until March 21st and prices range from $22 to $82. If you need a rental, prices range from $28 to $34. Beech Mountain also has clothing and locker rentals available. Need lessons? Check out the options here. The Lodge at River Run, Little Main Street Inn, and Courtyard by Marriott Boone are some great places to catch some much-needed z’s close by.

Appalachian Ski Mountain located in Blowing Rock is about two hours away from Charlotte and open until March 22nd, 2020. Rental rates start from$13 to $42 and Lift rates are $19 to $72. There is a lodge on-site with restaurants and more. Great places to stay nearby include the Chetola Resort Lodge, Holiday Inn Express Bowling Rock, and Highland Hills Motel and Cabins to name a few. If you are a newbie, check out their first-timers guide here.

Give me some Sugar, at the Sugar Mountain Resort that is. Located only about two hours and twenty minutes away from Charlotte, there are twentyone amazing slopes you can explore and snow tubing! Want to check out the current conditions? Watch the live webcams here. Lift tickets start at $46 and rentals are available starting at $30. If you need a discount, prices cut a significant amount starting March 2nd thanks to March Maddness. the Chetola Resort Lodge, The Lodge at River Run and Mountainaire Inn & Log Cabins are some great places to stay in the area.

Ready to ski and maybe stop for a gamble? Only 30 minutes away from the Cherokee Casino, the Cataloochee Ski Area is located in Maggie Valley about three hours from Charlotte. Rental rates start around $33 for the day and lift rates start at $32 to $86. (If you bundle you can save more!) Maybe you want to shred the snow in a tube? Well, it’s only $25. I love the drive up to Cherokee and if you want to make a nice weekend of it, some places to stay are Smokey Falls Lodge, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort or the Mountain Creek Cabin.

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