Ski Season in the High Country is Only a Few Months Away

Sep 24, 2023

Are you ready to hit the slopes? The ski season in the high country is only a few months away, and it's time to start planning your winter getaway. Whether you're a seasoned skier or a beginner, there's something for everyone in the snowy mountains.

When it comes to skiing, the high country is the place to be. With its breathtaking mountain views and pristine slopes, it's no wonder that skiers from all over the world flock to this region every year. From the adrenaline rush of downhill skiing to the tranquility of cross-country trails, there are endless opportunities to enjoy the winter wonderland.

Choosing the Right Resort

With so many ski resorts to choose from, it can be overwhelming to decide where to go. Each resort offers its own unique experience, so it's important to consider what you're looking for. Do you want a family-friendly resort with plenty of beginner slopes? Or are you a thrill-seeker searching for challenging terrain and off-piste adventures?

The ski resorts in the High Country include Appalachian Ski Mountain in Boone, Sugar Mountain in Banner Elk, and Beech Mountain. These resorts offer a wide range of amenities, including ski schools, rental shops, and après-ski activities. Take the time to research each resort and find the one that best suits your needs.

I always recommend tubing and ice skating for those not interested in skiing. Tubing is offered at Beech Mountain as well as Sugar Mountain, and of course the former ski resort turned adventure park Hawksnest. Hawksnest is a favorite of ours for tubing. 

It's always cool to participate in ice skating at Appalachian as well as Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain Resorts. 

Preparing for Your Trip

Before you hit the slopes, it's important to make sure you're prepared. Start by checking your gear and making any necessary repairs or replacements. If you don't own your own equipment, most resorts offer rental options. Make sure to reserve your gear in advance to ensure availability.

It's also a good idea to brush up on your skiing skills before your trip. Take a lesson or two at your local ski center to refresh your memory and build confidence. This will make your experience on the mountain much more enjoyable.

It's also a great idea to budget weather or not you want to have meals on the mountains. We offer meal packages delivered to all of your mountain destinations so you don't have to leave to dine out or settle for less than satisfactory meals offered on site. 

What to Pack

Packing for a ski trip can be tricky, but with a little planning, you can ensure you have everything you need. Here are some essentials to include in your suitcase:

  • Warm, waterproof clothing
  • Thermal base layers
  • Ski socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Hat or beanie
  • Goggles or sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Snacks and water

Don't forget to pack some après-ski attire as well. After a long day on the slopes, you'll want to relax and unwind in comfort.

Make the Most of Your Ski Trip

Once you arrive at your chosen resort, it's time to make the most of your ski trip. Take advantage of the various slopes and trails available, and don't be afraid to challenge yourself. If you're a beginner, start with the easier runs and gradually work your way up.

Remember to take breaks and stay hydrated throughout the day. It's important to listen to your body and rest when needed. And of course, don't forget to capture the memories! Take plenty of photos and videos to document your ski adventure.

As the ski season in the high country approaches, now is the time to start planning your trip. Whether you're a seasoned skier or a first-timer, the mountains are calling. So grab your gear, pack your bags, and get ready for an unforgettable winter getaway.

Packages are available for Private Chef sessions for an entire weeks stay or even a long weekend in our beautiful mountains participating in all the great Winter activities we have to offer. Who knows ...  Chef Chuck might even ski to your destination with your food. Contact us for further details! We will definitely see ya on the slopes!