What to Expect:
Winter in the Blue Ridge Mountains begins just after Thanksgiving and with any luck, we will shortly have some snow! In December, the weather isn't really cold yet but expect some days below freezing. On the other hand, temperatures in the 50s are not unknown.
January is our coldest month with short but generally sunny days. If you're hardy, this can be a great month for skiing.
February brings warmer days and our heaviest snowfalls providing great conditions for all winter sports enthusiasts. March is fun - enough snow to keep us going till the end of the month and longer warmer days in which to enjoy the outdoors. Most ski resorts close at the end of March.
• Go Skiing, SnowBoarding, or Tubing at one of our local resorts here in Blowing Rock or Banner Elk
• Visit the Historic Mast General Store
• Hang out in front of the fire with a movie or good book and cup of hot chocolate
• Cross Country Ski on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Seasonal Specials & Packages:
Choose & Cut Christmas Trees - Kicking off Thanksgiving Weekend, this area is one of the top growing areas of Frasier Firs and other holiday greenery. The members of the Watauga County Nurserymen's Association grow first-quality trees and ornamentals. Browse their website for all of your Christmas tree and landscaping needs. Visit their website here
Christmas in the Village - This Norman Rockwell town seems to have leapt off the pages of the old Saturday Evening Post as you explore the wonders of the Village decorated as a winter wonderland. Browsing the unique shops to find that one of a kind gift, the magic will take you back to your happiest holiday memories. Learn more Here
Winterfest - The Southeast Tourism Society has confirmed what we already knew: Blowing Rock Winterfest is "THE" place to be January. Winterfest has been selected as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast for the month of January. From the Wine Auction, Dog Sledding and Live Bluegrass, to the Chili Cook-Off, Kids' Activities and the Polar Plunge in a frozen Lake, there's something for everyone!
Skiing and Snow Tubing - Two night packages which will save you money on lift-tickets. Dinner generally included.
New Year's Eve - Two night packages including dinner reservations and champagne.
Valentine's Day - Everything you could want to spoil your loved one. Two nights accommodation with dinner, champagne, flowers or chocolates.