Located high in the mountains of Western North Carolina, is the home of "Great Skiing in the Great Smokies!" One of the first areas to open each season, Cataloochee is committed to making your skiing experience the best it can be. Utilizing one of the most advanced snowmaking systems in the Southeast on 17 lighted slopes, three aerial lifts, two carpet lifts, and over 4,000 sets of snow sports equipment, Cataloochee offers something for everyone. A PSIA & AASI member Snowsports School for all ages and abilities, and Children's Learning Center for kids ages 4-12. Groups of fifteen or more receive FREE beginner lessons when renting equipment. A cozy fireplace, restaurant and lounge as well as The Shop at Cataloochee, featuring signature gifts await you in the lodge. Tube World, six lanes of snowtubing fun is located in Maggie Valley! Easy four lane access; 40 minutes from Asheville with great midweek packages makes economical winter fun closer than you think!