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Appalachian State Univ. & Western Carolina Univ.

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Are any of the NC ski resorts within close proximity to these 2 schools?

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Yes, but the more important consideration is whether Western Carolina is still in a dry county. Even though it is or was located in a dry county, Western enjoys the reputation as a bigger party school than CU-Boulder. Kids drive to bars in other towns and then drive home. Lots of nice windy roads around Cullowee. Many of my high school mates flunked out of there.
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Are any of the NC ski resorts within close proximity to these 2 schools?

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I think Sugar and Beech are the best resorts in NC and they are closer to Appalachian. In Boone you are closer to other South Eastern resorts like Winter Place and Snow Shoe in WV. Cat is closer to Western and is pretty good. Check out www.skinc.com you can find a link to ski south east there and get some info about other resorts.
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Coach ... Boone is only about 20 miles from Banner Elk ... where Sugar, Beach, Hawksnest, et al reside. Now I don't know what you envision when you think of a ski resort, but these do have a lodge, some snow and lifts, etc. On a scale of 1 - 10, I'd give these places a "3" ...
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I think Hawksnest is closed for skiing this year...or maybe permanently. There was a post about it a while back.
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I think Hawksnest is closed for skiing this year...or maybe permanently. There was a post about it a while back.
Tim, I think you're correct about Hawksnest... my point to Coach was just that Banner Elk, the location for the NC ski "resorts", is only 20 miles or so from Appalachian (Boone).
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Dorm, I like your descriptions of them. I've never made it to any of those places...yet. I do have some relatives in the area though. My uncle says it's maybe an hour drive over to that area from their house in Greeneville, TN. Is it worth the trip?
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My uncle says it's maybe an hour drive over to that area from their house in Greeneville, TN. Is it worth the trip?
Not for me Tim. I've gone there when I was desperate, but not anymore. Last time I went to Sugar (the best of the bad) the "snow" surface was pure concrete, slopes were way too crowded and the staff there could not care less about anything. Once I skied to the front in the singles line and the liftie yelled at me to, "go to the back and wait like everyone else", even though he was loading 2-3 people on a 4-person chair.

I usually go to Wintergreen or Snowshoe when I ski in this locale.
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