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.

The 12 runs at this ski mountain are lovely. This ski mountain has a much lower than average fraction of red and black runs and a much higher than average fraction of beginner and intermediate ski trails. This is a relaxed ski resort with an average drop from top to bottom if compared to other mid Atlantic ski mountains. There are 4 different ski lifts here, and they are skillfully looked after
and run by friendly people. With a skiing area of 20 acres, it's exceptionally nice and small-size. This ski area has a somewhat small assortment of ski trails and a rather modest number of ski lifts. The annual snowfall is lower than average at this ski mountain. The annual snowfall of 6 feet keeps the ski trails well covered throughout the winter season. A 619 foot vertical drop is unsurprisingly not that much, but all the other fine qualities of Hawksnest compensate for it. Getting a little great exercise and spending some quality time in the wilderness will make you delighted you came. Whether you're skiing or snowboarding, this is an area with a lot of locations for that. There are several tremendous hotel rooms near the bottom of the hill, and if you make reservations prior to departure, you're all set. You'll stumble upon loads of skiers from Boone here. The winter months in North Carolina is truly a great time of year for snowboarding and skiing. The skiing and the snowboarding in North Carolina is lots of fun every day of 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

Blue Ridge Village, Banner Elk
1.5 miles away
Best Western Mountain Lodge At Banner Elk, Banner Elk
2.4 miles away
Banner Haven Bed And Breakfast, Banner Elk
3.3 miles away
Jackalope's Mountain Lodge, Banner Elk
5.2 miles away
Highland Hills Cabins, Boone
9.6 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 Near App State, Boone
11.3 miles away
Heavenly Mountain Bed And Breakfast And Health Spa, Boone
11.3 miles away
* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.

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These outdoors activities are available near Hawksnest ski area.
 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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