North Carolina Winter Activities: Don’t Let the Cold Keep you at Home


The colder winter months can at times drag down the spirits of anyone. A yearning for the flowers of Spring and the warm, Summer sun is easy to imagine as we move through January. However, since relocating to Belmont Lake Preserve, your new home in Rocky Mount puts you in a central location to all points in NC. Thus, with some planning, there is some fun awaiting and reasons to get out from under the blanket and enjoy the winter. This can be done by planning a trip for any of the following North Carolina Winter Activities.

Many different people certainly have many different tastes when it comes to events and activities in the winter. North Carolina offers plenty for all, whether they enjoy hitting the mountains to ski, cozying up at a spa or resort, or any other “getaway.” Below, we will briefly remind you of the great options you have for North. Carolina Winter Activities.

North Carolina Winter Activities: Hitting the Slopes

Skiing is no question one of the most popular sports, especially for people to take part in themselves. The wintertime is in many cases and locations, actually the only time of year that you can ski. Whether a lifelong skier who loves a trip to the mountains to ski or an interesting first timer, who needs help and instructions, if skiing is your choice among North Carolina Winter Activities, the fun will be certainly in the forecast. Likewise, that fun awaits at each of the following spots.

Beech Mountain Ski Resort

Located at 1007 Beech Mountain Parkway in Beech Mountain, NC, this is the actual highest ski area on the east coast of America. Your veteran skiers will love the slopes at Beech Mountain, while the less experienced also have trails and options for them to enjoy, too. Don’t forget once night falls to warm up and have a few cold brews at the on-site Beech Mountain Brewing Company. Consequently, this is one of the only craft breweries nationwide that is run by a ski resort.

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort

When we talk North Carolina Winter Activities, there may be no spot on this list with more try out than at Sugar Mountain. Of course, this resort features some of the best skiing in the “Tar Heel State.” That being said, if you are only familiar with tackling the slopes on skis, there are a few other ways “down the hill” that you may find fun at Sugar Mountain. Snowboarding has become increasingly popular at this location, as has snow tubing. The onsite skating rink also gives you a chance to “lace ’em up” for a skate. There is even an area and trails for snowshoeing here at 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive in Sugar Mountain!

Appalachian Ski Mountain

A trip to Blowing Rock, NC, and the Appalachian Ski Mountain might be the most intriguing of these three for the beginner who wants to learn more about North Carolina Winter Activities. For the more experienced ski and snowboard enthusiasts, you can stay out all day on the slopes. But for those with less “mountain time” under their belts, there is professional help on-site at the French Swiss Ski College. Likewise, the Burton Learn How to Ride Center is available for lessons to those wanting to give snowboarding a try. Regardless, no matter the day’s activities, be sure during your stay at 940 Ski Mountain Road to reserve a cozy and comfy chalet at the Appalachian Ski Resort to settle in come nighttime.

Inns and Spas with North Carolina Winter Activities That “Aren’t so Cold”

Yes, many people are looking for the thrill of the slopes as part of their North Carolina Winter Activities. However, it is safe to say that there are just as many folks looking to stay warm and be pampered to some extent on their trip. What follows are several Inns and Spas that \you can enjoy in NC.

Old Edwards Inn and Spa

First up among the inns and spa-type resorts for our North Carolina Winter Activities one covering both of these. At 445 Main Street in Highlands, NC, is the perfect winter getaway, Old Edwards Inn and Spa. Bask in the awesome scenery as you sit in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. In addition to the spectacular scenery, the spa treatments at Old Edwards are amazing. Beat the cold of winter with treatments such as a vitamin-A facial or fight of illness with their immunity-boosting aromatherapy massage.

Hot Springs Resort and Spa

When many people set out on vacation for some North Carolina Winter Activities, they look for comfort and relaxation. Well, look no further than 315 Bridge Street in Hot Springs, NC. Stay while in town at the Old Edwards! The Hot Springs Resort and Spa is “relaxation central” among stops for North Carolina Winter Activities. Unwind and enjoy a mineral bath with natural mineral water directly from the NC hot springs. It is actually said in Cherokee legend that the water from these springs has healing powers. If nothing else, that’s worth testing out I’d think.

Other Stops for North Carolina Winter Activities: Some Familiar Names and Some Fast-Downhill Games

Your personality and demeanor would no question affect your decision process in the following few North Carolina Winter Activities destinations. The first two would seem a good choice for a getaway to somewhere at least somewhat familiar. They could be visited year-round actually. But something about the beauty of these places in the wintertime is almost magical. Bullet pointed below are the two stops.

  • Blowing Rock, NC
  • The Biltmore Estate

These next two may not be as well-known as those above. But for North Carolina Winter Activities that specialize in relaxation, try the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville. On the contrary, some folks want adventure and fast fun. For this, we suggest the Hawksnest Tubing Park in Seven Devils, NC. With 30 different tubing tracks and terrain lasting up to 1,000 feet long, this is your place for speed!

These North Carolina Winter Activities give you plenty of ideas to get “extreme” or get comfortable. Plus, you can really choose your level of comfort somewhere in the middle. Wherever fits you best will be a perfect way for you to drive away those winter blues and blahs. For more information on your location at Belmont Lake Preserve in regards to other attractions in NC, visit our “Lifestyle Redefined” section at