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Appalachian Ski Mountain

Blowing Rock, NC
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dont waste your time

this place is staffed by burn-outs who are only there to collect a check. they definitely don't... read more

Reviewed 16 April 2017
Charlotte, North Carolina
via mobile

We planned a family vacation to the Appalachian Ski Mountain resort which young children. The Ski... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2017
via mobile
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  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

this place is staffed by burn-outs who are only there to collect a check. they definitely don't want to be there and it shows. this place is poorly organized - rent your skis on one side of the lodge and then walk to the opposite...More

Thank hapathy
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

We planned a family vacation to the Appalachian Ski Mountain resort which young children. The Ski Mountain in itself was enjoyable and our children liked it. However we rented the Snowbird Cabin and it has been the worst experience ever. The cabin had the following...More

Thank EGQG
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The NC ski resorts took a beating this year due to the mild winter. I applaud Appalachian for keeping their resort open thru nearly the end of March; I made the short trip over from my place at another close by resort that had already...More

Thank Lorie W
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Great place for beginners, good service. Great staff! We really enjoy the time at Appalachian. We really recommend to take the class if you never ski before you going to need it!

Thank Jsnow06
Reviewed 25 March 2017

One of our favorite spots to ski. Prices are fair and the value is good. Season extends into late March and is less crowded then. But even in the busy season it is a great place to ski. They have a restaurant onsite, put also...More

Thank dms0578
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We traveled all the way from Nashville and stayed in Banner Elk; looking to ski at Sugar Mtn, but they had NO SNOW! It was about to be the WORST trip ever, until we were told about Appalachian Ski Mountain. They have their OWN Lake...More

Thank Kevin F
Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Older ski resort, yet very, very clean and well maintained. Kids had a blast. Jesse our instructor was awesome. If you don't want to ski, stay indoors by the fire. Either way, you can't go wrong. We'll be back.

Thank Heather S
Reviewed 6 March 2017

my first time skiing ever and this place was amazing!! we went during the week so it wouldnt be packed and it was great it did pick up later in the day and night becuase they had classes but overall great! the food was not...More

Thank Cheyenne H
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We chose to test our kids interest with skiing by signing them up for the skiwee school. The website noted ski school began at 9:00am and when I called to reserve space for the kids they confirmed it started at 9:00am. We arrived an hour...More

Thank michela w
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Great family fun for the money! The staff is wonderful and our instructor was fabulous. At no time did we feel rushed or pressured. We sprung for the private lessons. Worth every cent!

Thank kevin t
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I was planning a trip for the week of Thanksgiving - stupid question but we are from the carribbean so will there be snow for tubing that time of year and how far is Hawksnest from Blowing Rock?
8 March 2017|
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Response from Jacob B | Reviewed this property |
I would not expect snow that early, it really depends on the temp if they can make it or not. I would look further north like Snowshoe Mtn or anywhere in the Poconos for snow that early...And I would say about 15 miles and... More
Dave G
Snow board rental prices
31 January 2017|
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Response from Jacob B | Reviewed this property |
Rent the equip from them, they have better stuff than the places in town. Prices are prolly comparable, but I don't have the exact price.
Me and my wife are about 40 years and have never skiied in our life (we come from tropics and we see snow in the televisions :)!!!... so we want to take some lessons to learn... 1) Do they teach adults at all? 2) Which skii resort would you recommend?
11 December 2016|
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Response from wmatthews329 |
We took the family last year. I am 46 and hadn't skied in 20+ years. My husband 48 had never skied. He took a 1:1 lesson while the kids were in a group lesson and it worked out great.