Cataloochee Ski Area
The Cataloochee Ski area is 6.5 miles away. Most of which is uphill.
Try Setting your GPS to 1080 Ski Lodge Rd, Maggie Valley, NC 28751.
Basically you will:
- Go down our hill
- Turn LEFT on Soco Road (US-19)
- Look for Ghost Town on the RIGHT (about 2 miles)
- Turn RIGHT just past thier parking lot
- Go UP, File Top Road, about 3 miles
Here's an essay from Cataloochee about getting here. There are LOTS of red, bold DO NOT's. You may wish to take a look. Here's their phone number in case you get lost.
Google Maps has it correct. Many other services do not.
Elevation: 4,600 base, 5,400 peek
Wolf Ridge Resort
I've never been here but it may serve as another option for some snow.
Wolf Ridge is about 1 hour or 60 miles North East from Maggie Valley and is located about 30 miles North of Asheville.
Elevation: 4,600 at peek
Here's a map
Beech Mountain is 2.5 hours away and 112 miles.
Beech is at a slightly higer elevation than Cataloochee, but only by 94 feet.
Beech does have more trails and does seem to hold snow a bit longer than Cataloochee and it may be worth the drive, but consider that it's 4 hours of driving round trip. Elevation is what makes for better snow conditions. When it's warm out, both Cataloochee and Beech will both have lots of grass…
Here's a link to Beech Mt. base webcam
Here's a link to Beech Mt. summit cam
Link to Beech Mountain Resort
If you just want to "see snow", you might consider adding Beech to a trip to Asheville, but note that 60 of the 80 miles will be climbing mountains.
Beech Mountain is also near Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, which sits at a lower elevation (5,236 feet at the peek) They tend to run out of snow early.
Here's a link to Sugar Mt. webcam
Here's a map to Beech Mountain Ski Resort