Visit Grandfather Mountain and cross the famous Mile High Swinging Bridge, photograph native wildlife in natural habitats and hike some of the South’s finest alpine trails. US 221 two miles north of Linville and one mile south of the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 305, 15 miles south of Blowing Rock. Open all year, weather permitting in winter. 1 (800) 468-7325 or 1 828-733-2013
Home of the French Swiss Ski College, the Southeast’s largest independent Ski School, offering daily group and private lessons & the SKIwee Childrens Program. Facilities include: 46,000 sq ft Bavarian-style base lodge is smoke-free w/ wireless internet, Restaurant, Ski Shop, Gift Shop, Nursery for Ages 1 to 4, Lockers, Video Game Room, Meeting Rooms, & 200 foot observation deck. Off season wedding receptions. Slopeside lodging and ski-and-stay packages available. Special rates for groups. Early and late season rates.