Area Information

Under this heading you can find information and links to Area Weather, Web Cams and the different town websites located here in the High Country. The town websites often provide good local information and calendar of events happening in the area. While we try to put up some events on our website, these calendars will be the most fully up to date.

Boone Area Information

Boone Area Information

The Watauga County District U Tourism Development Authority (WCTDA) is a local tourism development authority authorized by state (North Carolina) and local government (Watauga County) to promote travel, tourism, and corporate travel, sponsor tourist-related events and activities, and finance tourist related capital projects in District U. District U is defined as the unincorporated areas of Watauga County, North Carolina. The revenue source of the WCTDA is derived from a 6% occupancy tax levied on short-term lodging rentals in the District U area of Watauga County. Therefore, the foremost objective of all actions of the WCTDA is to strategically market and enhance lodging opportunities in our district.
Location: Boone, North Carolina
Phone: 828-266-1345
Blowing Rock Area Information

Blowing Rock Area Information

Blowing Rock is only 3 square miles yet is home to more than 100 shops, about two dozen restaurants, and nearly 20 hotels and inns. Blowing Rock was just named "Prettiest Small Town in North Carolina" in a poll of in-state travel professionals and writers. In 2008 Blowing Rock was named a "Favorite Southern Destination" by readers of Southern Living.
Location: Blowing Rock, North Carolina
Toll Free: 877-750-INFO
Town of Beech Mountain

Town of Beech Mountain

At an elevation of 5,506 feet, Beech Mountain is the highest incorporated town east of the Rockies. The Town has a full time population of 350, but the population swells to as high as 10,000 during the winter and 5,000 in the summer. People flock to Beech Mountain in the winter to ski at SkiBeech and in the summer to take advantage of the mild climate and numerous recreational opportunities. Even though there are only 350 full time residents on Beech Mountain, there were at last count over 2,350 dwelling units on the mountain. Beech Mountain has become a popular location for vacation and second homes for many people from North Carolina to Florida.
Location: Beech Mountain, North Carolina
Phone: 828-387-4236
Area Weather

Area Weather

One of the most important bits of data that we can provide to viewers is that of accurate weather and temperature readings FROM the mountains, resorts, attractions, golf courses or ski areas that they're interested in visiting. It is fairly widely known that most all of the nationally, well-known weather resources actually display weather content that is not actually ON or in some cases all that near the actual mountain that you're interested in. In many cases due to elevations and other considerations, we've seen temperature displays on some of these national websites that are off by as much as 20 at any given time. When it comes to winter weather - the difference in rain or snow is often less than a degree or two.
Location: High Country
High Country Web Cams

High Country Web Cams

Most of our cameras offer pan, tilt and zoom-able cameras that we are able to control to bring you the best views possible. We have received thousands of emails from people all around the world telling us how much they love and appreciate our webcams and the area. Feel free to send us an email. Obviously the BEST way to see the area is to be here! However, the next best thing is to sit back and enjoy our LIVE webcams! If you are planning a visit to the mountains, the ski areas or during the Autumn colors...see the conditions before you drive up! Please note: These cameras are provided as a free service and occasionally due to internet connections, power surges and other related glitches these cameras will go offline.
Location: High Country
High Country Outdoors

High Country Outdoors

HighCountryOutdoors.com features some of the best outdoor fun and activities and things to do within the higher elevations of the southeast. We are currently featuring links to the best in biking, camping, fishing, gem mining, golf, hiking, horseback riding, snow skiing, whitewater adventures and more.
Location: High Country North Carolina
Watauga Road Conditions

Watauga Road Conditions

This is the local website providing real time road conditions in Watauga County.
Location: Boone, Blowing Rock and Banner Elk, NC