I skied here as a kid, in college for a 1 hour PE Credit and most recently this past weekend. I expected it to be crowded and it was since it was a holiday weekend. What I didn't expect was to spend almost $400 for a family of 5 to ski for 1 day. We checked the rates online and the rental packages, but it seemed like we got peppered with add-ons.
We had a great time, but will likely venture to other NC Ski Slopes next time. Some advice: Rent your equipment elsewhere and just buy the lift ticket only at Appalachian Ski Mountain. Equipment is less expensive and likely better. There's also a ticket counter dedicated to lift tickets only so you won't have to wait in line nearly as long.
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