12 Best Winter Activities to Do in North Carolina!

The holidays in North Carolina mean crisp, cold weather. Whether you're looking to go skiing or sledding, you'll find plenty of winter activities to enjoy in the Tar Heel State. Here are 12 ways to make the most of your winter in North Carolina.

Dry Falls, Highlands, NC

Dry Falls is a sight to behold in the winter months. With majestic icicles lining the rocks and a frozen waterfall cascading down its face, the natural beauty of this scenery is sure to take your breath away. Spend the day taking in the stunning views of this frozen spectacle.

Valle Crucis LogCabins, Valle Crucis, NC

Valle Crucis Log Cabin Rentals offers an opportunity to travel back in time while visiting the beautiful High Country. With over 55 vacation rental properties, from authentic log cabins to luxurious mountain-style homes, there's something for all interests. Step into a magical world of rustic elegance.

Black Bear Snow Tubing, Hendersonville, NC

Black Bear Snow Tubing is where the fun never ends. Located on family-owned land, you'll find a tubing slope over 600 feet long and covered with real snow, thanks to modern snow-making equipment. Enjoy the thrills and chills of tubing down Black Bear's snow-covered hills.

Blue Bear Mountain Camp, Todd, NC

Unlock the natural beauty of Blue Bear Mountain Camp. Whatever your outdoor pleasure, this year-round camp offers something for everyone. Brave the hikes for a taste of true adventure, pitch a tent, park your RV, and relax in the great outdoors. Try one of the cozy Stargazer Domes or cabin rentals for a remarkable rustic venture.

Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley, NC

Cataloochee Ski Area, nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains, is the place to take your winter escape up a notch. With some of the earliest ski season openings in the region and an innovative snowmaking system, this is the dream destination for skiers and snowboarders.

Gingerbread House Competition, Asheville, NC

The 30th Annual National Gingerbread House Competition is coming to the historic Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville. This exciting event will bring together a host of talented bakers, each battling it out to create the most mouth-watering creations. Prepare your sweet tooth for a celebration of design, innovation, and good old-fashioned tradition.

Polar Ice Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

Polar Ice Raleigh is the spot to have a winter wonderland of ice skating. Whether you're looking to learn, take a leisurely spin on the rink, or get an adrenaline rush on the ice hockey field, they've got it all. Try out one of the Olympic-sized rinks and discover why Polar Ice Raleigh is the premier place for two-footed fun.

Blowing Rock Winterfest, Blowing Rock, NC

Celebrate the 25th Annual WinterFest at Blowing Rock, a festive four-day event with various chilly activities. Enjoy a Polar Plunge, warm up with chili and beer, marvel at ice carvings, and learn to curl with the Charlotte Curling Association. Escape the chill of winter and enjoy the quaint mountain town of Blowing Rock in all its festive glory.

Beech Mountain Town Sledding Hill, Beech Mountain, NC

Take your family to Beech Mountain for the winter escapade. With no charge for using the sledding hill and two dedicated snow guns to help enhance the snow, you can be sure of an adventurous time. Once your day of sledding on the mountain is complete, warm up at the Visitor Center and enjoy a mouthwatering meal at one of the town's restaurants, all within walking distance.

Hawksnest Zipline, Seven Devils, NC

Fly through the North Carolina mountains with the Hawksnest Zipline. Get ready for ziplining over 4 miles of thrilling fun, including 20 zip lines and two amazing MEGA ZIPS over 1500 feet long with heights over 200 feet and speeds up to 40 mph. Plus, see the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains soaring through the treetops and over creeks and lakes.

Travel back in time at Winston-Salem

Winston-Salem is the place to be in the winter holiday season. From its incredible annual events and festivals to special affairs that will make you want to return again and again, Winston-Salem will leave you feeling merry and bright. So don't miss your chance to partake in the magic of Winston-Salem this winter.

Catch a Carolina Hurricanes game

PNC Arena is home to the Carolina Hurricanes, who have earned a dedicated fan base in the state and beyond. Catch star players in all their glory this season with each electrifying match. 

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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