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Banner Elk, N.C.

Todd Bush photo

Sandwiched between Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain along the Elk River in North Carolina’s High Country, the tiny burg of Banner Elk rises as a destination for all seasons. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Outposts

Beech Mountain Resort

Kristian Jackson photo

Sevierville, Tennessee, native Matthew Ayers stood on top of a groomed slope of dirt in Pigeon Forge and provided his vision for the future. more

Dec 1, 2017 12:00 AM Features

Winter Pinnacle

Cataloochee Ski Area

Few things bring out the child within like a blanket of white and some good old-fashioned fun in the snow. more

Dec 1, 2016 12:00 AM Mountain Explorer

Blue Ridge Parkway in the snow

Micah McClure photo

When I moved to North Carolina, I’d brought my cross-country skis with me, but I’d been skeptical they’d get any use so far south. As each snowflake fell, those narrow strips of fiberglass seemed more and more unfit to stay in the closet. more

Nov 1, 2014 12:00 AM Mountain Explorer

Sugar Mountain biking

Courtesy of www.bushphoto.com

This summer speed your way down narrow dirt trails on a mountain bike or increase your heart rate and improve overall physical fitness while climbing Sugar’s 1,200-foot vertical rise. Bikers and hikers alike may use the trail system. more

Jun 1, 2013 12:00 AM Mountain Explorer

Night skiing at Cataloochee

Michael Meissner photo

Western North Carolina’s ski resorts are constantly looking for new ways to attract the non-traditional skier and include the entire family. These days, there are all kinds of snow activities to choose, from tubing and snowboarding to cross-country. more

Dec 1, 2008 12:00 AM Mountain Explorer