Skiing Near Atlanta: Guide to Where to See Snow & Go Skiing Near Atlanta

Skiing near Atlanta: Ski & Snow Atlanta

Living in Altanta finding a place for skiing near Atlanta is not easy. But one of the beauty of living in Atlanta is we are relatively in a driving distance to many great ski resorts in North Carolina and Tennessee. Your family can still find a way to enjoy snow and skiing near Atlanta with our family fun guide to where to see snow and go skiing in Atlanta.

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Snow Fun in or near Atlanta

Snow Mountain in Stone Mountain Park

An affordable and great option for families in Atlanta metro area to enjoy winter family fun in snow without the hassle of driving for hours. The Snow Mountain is the addition to Stone Mountain Park. So if you are the Stone Mountain Park member, you can get additional discount. Check out this local mom’s review and tips on her recent visit: Expedition Mom

Place: Stone Mountain Park, U.S. Highway 78 East, Exit 8, Stone Mountain, GA 30087
Website: Snow Mountain Park

Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center in North Carolina

This is the snow tubing only resort. It seems perfect for a family with no experience in skiing or who just want to enjoy snow without the expectation of skiing. With just over 2.5 hours drive from Atlanta, it’s a great option for a weekend getaway or even a day trip to enjoy snow near Atlanta.

Place: Scaly Mountain, 7420 Dillard Road, Scaly Mountain, NC 28775
Website: Scaly Mountain

Hawknest Snow Tubing in Seven Devils, NC

With 20 lanes of snow tubing, the Hawknest is recognized for having the largest Snow Tubing Park on the East Coast. Families who are not into skiing or snowboarding can skip the long line and crowd to enjoy a fun day of snow tubing here. Get more detail review from Field Trips with Sue from her experience in 2011.

Place: 2058 Skyland Drive, Seven Devils, NC 28604
Website: Hawknest Tubing

Skiing Near Atlanta

Appalachian Ski in Blowing Rock, NC

Great ski resort for beginner and family. With 10 slopes, 3 terrain parks and a panoramic outdoor ice arena, there is an adventure waiting for every member of the family. And the Appalachian Ski school is the only ski resort in the Southeast region to be an official Burton Learn To Ride Center. Go with friends and find vacation rentals to save on lodging!

Place: 940 Ski Mountain Road, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Website: Appalachian Ski Mountain

Beech Mountain Resort in Beech Mountain, NC

300x250-BannerAd-CloserThanYouThink-72dpiThis North Carolina ski resort will give you the real feel of ski resort with the Village which includes the View Haus Cafeteria, Ski Rental Shop, and more! Apart from ski and snowboard fun, family can also enjoy snow tubing and ice skating.  See our Weekend Escapes from Atlanta- Beech Mountain or get more KNOW Before You Go to Beech Mountain from Expedition Mom.

Place: 1007 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC 28604
Website: Beech Mountain Ski Resort

Cataloochee in Maggie Valley, NC

The Cataloochee Ski resort is located in the Great Smokies Mountain which makes it very convenient to visit from Atlanta. With a variety of terrain for beginners to experts alike and over 4,000 sets of snowsports equipment, the Cataloochee experience offers something for everyone.

Place: Cataloochee Ski Area, 1080 Ski Lodge Road, Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Website: Cataloochee Ski Area

Ober Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg, TN

The only ski resort in Tennessee, Ober Gatlinburg, is located in the popular family friendly destination in Gatlinburg. It makes a perfect long weekend or even a week family trip. With many things to do in Gatlinburg even the family member who is not fond of snow and ski will sure to find other fun things to do.

Place: Ober Gatlinburg, 1001 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Website: Ober Gatlinburg

Sapphire Valley in Sapphire, NC

The closest ski resort to Atlanta metro with about 2 and a half hour drive provides family with a chance to experience skiing. This is a bigger resort with skiing and snow boarding. Plus the ticket price is not bad for a weekend that comes to under $30.

Place: Sapphire Valley Ski Area 4000 HWY 64 West , Sapphire, NC 28774
Website: Sapphire Valley Ski Resort

Sugar Mountain in Sapphire, NC

The largest ski area in North Carolina is a favorite ski resort for many experience skiers who can’t fly out West or go up North. With other snow fun activities like outdoor ice skating rink and snow tubing, this resort offers varieties of winter fun for the whole family.

Place: 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive, Sugar Mountain, NC 28604
Website: Sugar Mountain Resort

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort in Marhill, NC

The new and improved Wolf Ridge Ski resort has gone through a major renovation with 15 additional acres of ski terrain, a new Quad Lift and a new Terrain Park. That 15 additional acres takes Wolf Ridge Ski Resort to 82 total acres of terrain on which to ride! It’s conveniently located just 5 miles off I-26 provided a great option for families who look for a great winter destination near Atlanta.

Place: 578 Valley View Circle, Mars Hill, NC 28754
Website: Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

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