Ski and stay. And give your budget
a winter break, too.

When winter comes to these mountains, can winter fun be far behind? And could there be a more perfect place than Cataloochee Ranch to relax and recharge for another day on the slopes? A winter hike on a mountain trail, a warming glass of wine by the fireplace, a cozy room or cabin to call your own they're all part of the winter experience at the Ranch. And, with our lower rates for winter, there's never been a better time to enjoy them all.

To make a simple winter pleasure even simpler, we offer Ski & Stay packages which include marathon lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals, and a group lesson at Cataloochee Ski Area for just $80 per person a savings of $50 per person, per day. You can make all your arrangements directly with us and pay for everything, including additional ski days, in one place on a daily basis. And the Ranch is the most convenient location to the Ski Area, which is less than a mile away.

Things couldn't be much simpler than that. And your winter getaway couldn't be much better.

You can pay a virtual visit to the Ski Area with this online video. For reservations, use our online reservation tool or call us at (800) 868-1401.

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 every morning, and bountiful dinners on weekend nights. 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 our new, lower winter rates and Ski & Stay packages.

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.