Winter is right around the corner, and if you are looking for a charming mountain town to celebrate the season, look no further than Highlands! Are you wondering what to do in Highlands, NC, when the snow falls? Highlands Vacation Rentals has you covered, sharing our favorite winter pastimes, from skiing to snow tubing. Plan your North Carolina winter getaway in Highlands, and read on to learn more about our winter attractions!
Visit Ski Sapphire Valley
Ski Sapphire Valley is the most popular winter attraction in the region, just 30 minutes from Highlands. The ski area offers family-oriented winter sports consisting of a 1600-foot main run,
a learning center, and a tube park. The Frozen Falls Tube Park is a favorite among families, and the Ski Sapphire Learning Facility is the perfect place for kids to learn how to ski and board.
Please fill out the ski waiver forms before your visit!
Enjoy Exhilarating Sledding and Snow Tubing
Grab your sleds and head to Hickory Street for some excellent downhill sledding! Or grab your tube and head to Highlands Outpost for even more exhilarating family fun. Take the Magic Carpet lift to the top and ride down the hill again and again. Please keep in mind that riders must be 42 inches or taller AND 4 years old. They also offer ice skating on-site!
Embark on a Winter Hike in Highlands
Enjoy mild winter temperatures and embark on a winter hike during your getaway! We recommend hiking scenic overlooks like Whiteside Mountain or Sunset Rock for the best winter views. Or head to Dry Falls to witness the beautiful ice formations of the waterfall in winter. We recommend viewing the falls from the parking area to avoid the icy rocks around the falls.
Experience Highlands Ice Skating
Visit the ice skating rink at Kelsey-Hutchinson Founders Park from November through March. The entrance fee includes ice skates. Skate with your family and then warm up with a cup of coffee or hot chocolate!
Plan Your North Carolina Winter Getaway in Highlands
Discover what to do in Highlands, NC, this winter, and choose Highlands Vacation Rentals to host your getaway. Browse over 100 Highlands vacation rentals and find the perfect basecamp for winter adventures. Make your getaway extra memorable with our guest services and save with our specials. Book your winter getaway in Highlands today!