Ski Areas > US Mid Atlantic > Hawksnest, North Carolina




  Hawks nest was the best in the world. Says Elizabeth Belisle.

Hawksnest is a nice place to go skiing, I recommend it. Says George.

Biggest waste of time & money! $33 per person for 1 hour 45 minutes. We went down two hills! We spent $244 to ride two times. The lines aren't roped off so everybody pushes in front of you and they have no problem knocking your children down. It is extremely unsafe, they were running their snow plow/lane smoother
    while we tubed! This thing has metal caterpillar tracks and the lanes are separated by 6 inch berms...and numerous tubers crossed into other lanes! Talked to the manager, swears it's safe and that if you or your child gets hurt ''I
don't care, that's your problem''. Says Stacie Fri, 1 Jan 2010.

Hawksnest has a much lower than average fraction of tough runs and a much higher than average ratio of blue and green ski runs. All of the 4 different ski lifts are well kept up and managed by friendly folks. Hawksnest has a comparatively small range of ski runs and few ski lifts. With a skiable territory of 20 acres, it makes for a peaceful skiing experience. Hawksnest has lower than average
snow each season. The 619 foot drop from top to bottom is unsurprisingly not that much to boast about, but all the other delightful characteristics of Hawksnest make up for it. Hawksnest is a tremendous place for everybody with plenty of intermediate or beginner ski runs. You'll stumble upon lots of skiers from Boone here. The 12 ski slopes at this ski hill are lovely. The annual snowfall of 6 feet keeps the slopes well covered throughout the ski season. Hawksnest is a small-size ski resort boasting a roughly average elevation difference if compared to other mid Atlantic ski hills. The winter in North Carolina is truly a glorious time of year for snowboarding or skiing. Some people prefer skiing and some snowboarding, either way, this is an area with a load of spots for that. There are loads of delightful lodgings to pick from, but if you donít have reservations, you may end up sleeping in your automobile. Perfect exercise and just being on the ski trails for a while will have you coming back for more. The skiing and the snowboarding in this region is a lot of fun through the winter season.

Hawksnest ski area Management Says:
We are not offering skiing or snowboarding this winter. Hawksnest is now the largest snow tubing park on the east coast with over 20 lanes of tubing fun.

Special features: currently tubing only



Hotels Near Hawksnest ski area, North Carolina

Banner Elk Winery And Villa, Banner Elk
2.3 miles away
BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge At Banner Elk, Banner Elk
2.4 miles away
Blue Ridge Village, Banner Elk
3.3 miles away
Beech Mountain Inns, Banner Elk
3.5 miles away
Jackalope's Mountain Lodge, Banner Elk
5.2 miles away
Highland Hills Cabins - A Master Hosts Resort, Boone
9.5 miles away
Super 8 Boone NC, Boone
9.8 miles away
Ridgeway Inn, Blowing Rock
10.3 miles away
Meadowbrook Inn And Suites, Blowing Rock
10.5 miles away
Hillwinds Inn, Blowing Rock
10.7 miles away
The Village Inn, Blowing Rock
10.8 miles away
Holiday Inn Express BLOWING ROCK SOUTH, Blowing Rock
10.8 miles away
Comfort Suites Boone, Boone
11.2 miles away
InnPlace Hotel Boone, Boone
11.3 miles away
Baymont Inn & Suites Boone South, Boone
11.3 miles away
* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.

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 Ski Areas Near Hawksnest ski area:
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina , 2 miles away
   1200 foot drop, 8 lifts, 20 runs
   15% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   35% Beginner
Ski Beech, North Carolina , 5 miles away
   830 foot drop, 10 lifts, 15 runs
   30% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   30% Beginner
Appalachian Mountain, North Carolina , 11 miles away
   365 foot drop, 5 lifts, 9 runs
   35% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Wolf Ridge, North Carolina , 48 miles away
   700 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
   20% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   30% Beginner
Cataloochee, North Carolina , 93 miles away
   740 foot drop, 4 lifts, 10 runs
   25% Expert & Adv.
   50% Intermediate
   25% Beginner
Winterplace, West Virginia , 95 miles away
   603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
   15% Expert & Adv.
   44% Intermediate
   41% Beginner
 Whitewater Near Hawksnest ski area:
Whitewater Outfitter - High Mountain Expeditions, Avery County , 1 miles away, Whitewater outfitter
Watauga River, Watauga County , 6 miles away, Class II-IV - 2 miles long (SR 1557 to North Carolina 105)
Wilson Creek, Avery / Caldwell County , 6 miles away, Class IV - 5 miles long (Upper Wilson)
 Trails Near Hawksnest ski area:
Daniel Boone Scout Trail, Caldwell , 2 miles away
Yancey Ridge Trail, Avery , 7 miles away
Laurel Fork Trail, Carter , 18 miles away
 National Parks Near Hawksnest ski area:
Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville - NC , 59 miles away
 Golf Courses Near Hawksnest ski area:
Hawksnest Ski Resort, Seven Devils , 0 miles away
Diamond Creek, Banner Elk , 2 miles away
Sugar Mountain Golf Club, Sugar Mountain , 2 miles away

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