Find yourself surrounded by birdcalls and wildflowers as you welcome the season with a walk in the woods — through old-growth forests, along mountain summits, and past clear, cold creeks.
A Chance of Flurries
Dancing, floating, falling from the sky: When snowflakes grace us with their presence, they inspire creativity, showing us familiar landscapes in a whole new light.
The Snowmakers of Sugar Mountain Ski Resort
The white stuff that blankets North Carolina’s slopes during ski season may not be nature-made, but, as one writer discovers, it’s as real and beautiful as the flakes that fall in front yards across the state.
Our State Knows Best: Skiing
Find out what three experts have to say about falling in love with the slopes, taking lessons, essential gear, and what makes North Carolina ski resorts so special.
5 Outdoor Ice-Skating Rinks to Glide Around
This season, lace up your skates and take a spin in a winter wonderland.
Frosty Fun in the Ski Capital of the South
Whether you prefer skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing, we know four places to hit the slopes during your next winter trip to Boone — plus, where to go for après-ski dinner and drinks.
Retro Mountain Magic: A Photo Essay
Two classic theme parks — Land of Oz in Beech Mountain and Tweetsie Railroad in Blowing Rock — hold fond memories of growing up in North Carolina.