Skiing, Snowboarding (and staying) at Cataloochee has never been easier.

When winter comes to these mountains, can winter fun be far behind? And could there be a more perfect place than the Ranch to relax and recharge for another day on the slopes or a winter hike? A hearty dinner, a warming glass of wine by the fireplace, a cozy room or cabin to call your own they're all part of a winter experience at the Ranch. And we offer snow packages which include lift tickets, ski and snowboard rentals, and group lessons at Cataloochee Ski Area, located less than a mile from the Ranch. Undoubtably, we have the most convenient location and the best package deals available.

With our snow packages, you make all your arrangements directly with us and pay for everything, including additional ski days, in one place, on a daily basis. This way, you can decide as you go. The process couldn't be much simpler than that. And life couldn't be much better.

Book an Exclusive No-Hassle Winter Vacation today. Go to our online reservation tool or call (800)868-1401.

To get warmed up for winter fun, watch a ski area video here.

Winter Hikes at the Ranch

These are a few of our favorite winter scenes.

Winter landscape photography © Bill Harbin

When it's cold outside,
there's no warmer place than the Ranch.

A blazing fire in the fireplace. Heaping breakfast platters and buffet-style dinners. A long soak in the Jacuzzi after a long day on the slopes or the hiking trails. Could winter get any warmer?

Ski season is November through March, depending on weather conditions. Please call (828)926-1401 or (800)868-1401 for information about snow packages and special winter rates.

Ski Area Operating Hours

9:00am - 4:30pm   Monday - Friday, non-holiday
8:30am - 4:30pm   Saturday, Sunday & holidays

Morning Half Day
9:00am - 12:30pm   Monday - Friday, non-holidays
8:30am - 12:30pm   Saturday, Sunday & holidays

Afternoon Half Day
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Twilight Skiing
1:00pm - 10:00pm

The Cataloochee Ski Area offers great North Carolina ski vacations for skiers at every level.
Click here to go to the Ski Area website.

Slopes & Trails

1. Upper Omigosh
2. Lower Omigosh
3. Over Easy
4. Rock Island Run
5. Alley Cat
6. Rabbit Hill
7. Wolf Creek Hollow
8. Beginner’s Luck
9. Easy Way
10. Cat Cage Terrain Park
11. Upper Snowbird
12. Lower Snowbird
13. Short ’n Sweet
14. Turkey Trot
15. Upper Turkey Trot
16. Upper Over Easy

Check out a live picture of today's weather conditions from Hemphill Bald.