This winter, we stayed at Roan Mountain State Park Cabins & went to North Carolina’s Beech Mountain for Night Skiing!
We drove up to north east Tennessee on a Friday night to stay in the Roan Mountain State Park cabins, which were fully furnished, including everything you could need in the kitchen (stove, oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, coffee pot, pots, pans, dishes, silverware), as well as a dining table, 3 beds, and a massive living space with a wood-burning stove. Not to mention, all firewood and fire starters are provided. In addition, Tennessee residents receive an extra 10% off their total costs!
Roan Mountain State Park is only about 30 minutes away from Banner Elk, North Carolina, which is a small town nestled between 2 ski resort mountains: Beech Mountain Ski Resort and Sugar Mountain Ski Resort.
We headed into Banner Elk, but before we got to skiing, we stopped in the Banner Elk Cafe and had a delicious and affordable lunch (pulled pork, meatloaf, and a decent portion of fixins).
After lunch, we began our ascent up Beech Mountain, where we had planned to do the Twilight ski session (from 1-10pm for $75 on weekends), but we got there a little too late, and the lines were a little too long. So after much effort parking and waiting in lines, we decided to only pay for the Night skiing tickets (from 5-10 pm for $42 on weekends).
We pretty much only stayed on the green trails, but it was still really cool to experience at night.
After skiing, we headed back to the cabin, made dinner, and went to bed for a very restful sleep.
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