7 places to ski, snowboard, and tube near Raleigh

Where to hit the slopes within five hours of the City of Oaks.

Ski lifts at Sugar Mountain.

Ski the slopes of Sugar Mountain.

Photo by Maddie S.

You may already be aware that the City of Oaks is not exactly the city of slopes. But a winter sports trip may not be as far from home as you think. We’ve rounded up seven ski resorts within five hours of Raleigh to inspire your next snowy adventure.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. | 940 Ski Mountain Rd., Blowing Rock, NC | ~3 hours from downtown | Season: November-March | Skiing (12 trails), snowboarding, ice skating

Sugar Mountain Resort | 1009 Sugar Mountain Dr., Sugar Mountain, NC | ~3.5 hours from downtown | Season: November-March | Skiing (20 trails), snowboarding, tubing, ice skating, snowshoeing

Wintergreen Resort | 39 Mountain Inn Loop, Nellysford, VA | ~3.5 hours from downtown | Season: December-March | Skiing (26 trails), snowboarding, tubing

Beech Mountain Resort | 1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy., Beech Mountain, NC | ~3.5 hours from downtown | Season: November-March | Skiing (17 trails), snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing, sledding

Winterplace | 100 Old Flat Top Mt. Rd., Ghent, WV | ~3 hours 45 minutes from downtown | Season: December-March | Skiing (27 trails), snowboarding, terrain park, tubing

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort | 578 Valley View Cir., Mars Hill, NC | ~4 hours 15 minutes from downtown | Season: December-March | Skiing (15 trails), snowboarding, tubing

Cataloochee Ski Area | 1080 Ski Lodge Rd., Maggie Valley, NC | ~4.5 hours from downtown | Season: November-March | Skiing (18 trails), snowboarding, terrain park, tubing

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