Winter Activities in Asheville, NC
Winter Outdoor Adventures
Adventure Center of Asheville
Located at 1 Resort Drive Asheville, NC. Enjoy expansive views of the Asheville skyline from Asheville Zipline Canopy Adventures. Head up into the trees for a challenge at Asheville Treetops Adventure Park. Jump on a mountain bike to experience Kolo Bike Park. Zip with your kids on KidZip, America’s first zipline adventure designed for kids under 10. “Climb” our TreeQuest trees. Or free fall off a 75 foot tower with our Quick Jump. For ages 4-94, we are a great place for individuals, families or groups! Phone: (877) 247-5539.
Cataloochee Ski Area
Located at 1080 Ski Lodge Road, Maggie Valley, NC. Our full service rental department offers over 4,000 sets of ski and snowboard equipment plus a state-of-the-art boot drying system. We also offer rentals at Cataloochee Ski & Sports Shop in Maggie Valley. Multiple snow tubing runs are available at Tube World in Maggie Valley. The tube park is located on Hwy 19 (Soco Road) in Maggie Valley, 4 miles from the Ski Area. Open early November – late March. Visit www.cataloochee.com or call 800-768-0285 for current conditions.
Moonshine Mountain Snow Tubing Park
Located at 5865 Willow Road in Hendersonville, NC. Offering the best and steepest snow tubing in Western North Carolina. With over 500 feet of fun & excitement for all ages, we are one of the only Snow Tubing Parks in the Southeast that allows trains. Sorry, no reservations. YES we make our own snow!! Call for conditions: (828) 696-0333. Open Friday 4pm-10 Pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, and Sunday 12pm-6pm.
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
Located at 578 Valley View Circle Mars Hill, NC 28754. Your closest resort to Asheville for winter time fun for all ages! The Wolf peaks at an elevation of 4700 feet and sits in the shadow of Big Bald Mountain. We offer 72 acres of skiable terrain, 100% snowmaking capability, 22 lighted runs with 2 double lifts, 2 quad lifts, and a surface lift. Learn to ski or snowboard with our skilled and personable Snow Sports School instructors. Once you get your balance enjoy 9 easy trails to practice on and explore. Looking for a little more adventure? The Wolf has some of the most challenging terrain in the Southeast! Test yourself on one of our 3 black diamond runs. After a day of skiing or boarding relax in a rocking chair by a roaring fire with a cup of hot cocoa. Phone: 828-689-4111.
Moving Sidewalk Tours
Located at 36 Montford Avenue Asheville, NC 28801. Enjoy the glide of Asheville’s only guided downtown Segway Tour. Starting at the Asheville Visitor Center, you will receive training followed by a 2 to 2.5 hour tour of downtown including the Grove Arcade, the Asheville Urban Trail and parts of the Montford Historic District. Phone: 828-776-8687.
Winter Indoor Activities
Asheville Art Museum
Located at 2 South Pack Square Asheville, NC 28801. Be inspired by world-class special exhibitions and the Asheville Art Museum’s outstanding collection, showcasing the very best of 20th and 21st century American art and the cultural heritage and contemporary art of Western North Carolina. The collection, containing more than 3,500 works in all media, is the only such resource in the region. This award-winning Museum annually presents 12-16 exhibitions drawing from the permanent collection and borrowed works, and offers a wide variety of public programs for adults, children, and visitors of all ages. The Museum is open free to the public the first Wednesday of every month from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Standard admission for Museum Members visiting our galleries is always free. Regular Museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Located on the first floor of the Museum, the Holden Community Gallery, Biltmore Gallery, Atrium art installations and Museum Shop are always open free of charge for visitors to enjoy. Phone: 828-253-3227.
Asheville Pinball Museum
Located at 1 Battle Square, Suite 1A Asheville, NC 28801. We are a pinball museum located in downtown Asheville, NC. We have 35 pinball machines that you can play as often as you’d like for one set price (Adults-$13/Children 10 & Under-$10)! The Asheville Pinball Museum offers snacks, sodas and beer. Open Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 2:00 – 9:00, Saturday Noon – 9:00 Sunday 1:00 – 6:00. *Please Be Advised That We Typically Are Very Crowded On The Weekends. We Do Not Take Reservations. Please Call Ahead To Check On How Crowded We Are. Phone: (828) 776-5671.
Asheville Pizza and Brewing Company
Located at 675 Merrimon Avenue Asheville, NC 28804. Asheville Pizza and Brewery, also known as the Brew ‘n View, has it all! A great pizza restaurant, $3 movie theater and an award-winning micro brewery. One side still shows movies while the other side has been converted into a game room with a giant screen television. Family friendly. Phone: (828) 254-1281 for theater showings.
Colburn Earth Science Museum
Located at 2 South Pack Square Asheville, NC 28801. An Asheville institution for more than 50 years, Colburn Earth Science Museum houses an extraordinary gem and mineral collection which has garnered world-wide acclaim. Gems and minerals from across the globe are featured along with impressive exhibits of North Carolina’s rich gem and mineral resources and mining history, meteorology, and climate change, fossils, plate tectonics, and more. Intentionally affordable stones and minerals, fossils, and jewelry are available in the gift shop. Child-friendly atmosphere, they love exploring the Museum with scavenger hunts and hands-on activities. Groups welcome. Phone: 828-254-7162.
LaZoom Comedy Tour
Ticket Booth Located at 14 Battery Park Ave Asheville, NC 28801. Tour the City With a Twist! Hop on LaZoom’s iconic purple bus and find the funny side of Asheville on our city-wide afternoon and evening City Comedy Tours – both historical and hysterical! You’ve never taken a tour like this before – it’s a show on wheels! LaZoom is a B.Y.O.B. bus tour, so grab your favorite beverage (or a local Asheville Brew) and do what the locals do… “Get on the Big Purple Bus!”. Comedy Tours depart from 90 Biltmore Ave., passengers must be 13 years to ride. Haunted Tours depart from The Thirsty Monk at 92 Patton Ave., passengers must be 17 to ride. Busses are heated. Phone: (828) 225-6932.