Upcoming Events!

Take a look at this category to see some of the upcoming events that can be enjoyed at different times of the year. While there are hundreds of events, big and small, throughout the High Country throughout the year, we try to make note of some of the bigger or special events here. We try to keep the next events at the top, but you may need to scroll down just a bit for the period you want to come. We hope this helps your planning!

Skiing in the High Country! (Winter 2016- 2017)

Skiing in the High Country! (Winter 2016- 2017)

While the opening dates of each ski resort will vary, and are dependent on weather, each year, there is a hope and plan to open for the Thanksgiving period. We look forward to another great ski season, and hope you will enjoy one of our beautiful properties to enjoy your ski vacation.

Keep updated on the ski area's web site to see when they expect to open this year.

Beech Mountain Resort: www.beechmountainresort.com

Sugar Mountain www.skisugar.com

Appalachian Ski Mountain www.appskimtn.com

Location: Beech Mountain, Banner Elk, Boone, Blowing Rock
Blowing Rock Winterfest (Jan 26 - 29, 2017)

Blowing Rock Winterfest (Jan 26 - 29, 2017)

Don't hibernate... celebrate! Join us for the annual winter-fun celebration with the Polar Plunge, Chili Challenge, music, hayrides, auctions, and more. And no winter celebration would be complete without hot chocolate- lots of it! Many free events, some ticketed.
Location: Blowing Rock
Jessica Lang Dance (Feb 8, 2017)

Jessica Lang Dance (Feb 8, 2017)

TIMES: Starting: 7:00 PM PRICE: $25 / $20 / $10 Founded in 2011, New York-based Jessica Lang Dance is known for repertoire rich with stunning movement and dynamic visuals that transforms classical ballet into emotionally engaging contemporary work. Hailed "a master of visual coposition" by Dance Magazine, the Bessie Award-winning Jessica Lang choreographs to enrich and inspire audiences by immersing them in the beauty of movement and music.
Location: Boone NC
Phone: 800-841-2787
February Old Time Dance (Feb 10, 2017)

February Old Time Dance (Feb 10, 2017)

TIMES: From: 07:30 pm - 10:30 pm Come in out of the winter and shake a leg with the fun and comradery of old-time dance: circles, squares, and lines! Absolutely NO experience is necessary and people of all ages are welcome. Dance instructions will be given by experienced callers and live music will be provided by Cecil Gurganus and friends. Admission is $5 per person, free for children 12 and under.
Location: Blowing Rock
President`s Day Family Weekend at Appalachian Ski Mountain (Feb 17 - 20, 2017)

President`s Day Family Weekend at Appalachian Ski Mountain (Feb 17 - 20, 2017)

Weve Scheduled some family time for you! Its a four day weekend of family fun at Appalachian Ski Mtn. Fireworks, special hours, 2-for-1 ticket deals, fun food and a more!
Location: Blowing Rock
Totally Retro 80`s Weekend at Beech Mountain (Feb 23 - 26, 2017)

Totally Retro 80`s Weekend at Beech Mountain (Feb 23 - 26, 2017)

80s Ski Weekend at Beech Mountain Resort Each February, the town of Beech Mountain and Beech Mountain Resort come together to create a righteously rad celebration of all things 1980s. This unparalleled experience takes place Feb. 23-26 and includes live 80s music nightly, retro skiing daily, and plenty of throwback activities in between. Hop in our ski slope time machine to revisit the New Wave era of big hair, leg warmers, bandanas and Members Only jackets. Oh yeah dont forget ski suits with shoulder pads! Now in its sixth year, the weekend has become so epic we added a day. You can now bend the space-time continuum for four days: Thurs., Feb. 23, through Sun., Feb. 26, 2017. Come experience a weekend voted Best of the Blue Ridge by readers of Blue Ridge Outdoors magazine!
Location: Beech Mountain
Wounded Warrior Event at Appalachian Ski Mountain (Mar 4, 2017)

Wounded Warrior Event at Appalachian Ski Mountain (Mar 4, 2017)

The Appalachian Ski Patrol and App Ski Mtn. will proudly host the 5th Annual Wounded Warrior Event on Saturday March 4th. This is a one day event to honor, show support, and raise awareness for our Militarys Wounded Warriors.
Location: Blowing Rock
Phone: (828) 295-0789
Meltdown Games at Appalachian Ski Mountain (Mar 25 - 26, 2017)

Meltdown Games at Appalachian Ski Mountain (Mar 25 - 26, 2017)

Winter isnt over until we say it is. Come enjoy Appalachians classic end of the winter celebration on Saturday March 26 and Sunday March 27. A full weekend of crazy events you wont see any other time of the year, with lots of snow, sun, and skin.
Location: Blowing Rock