Winter in Asheville

Winter Getaway Itineraries, Last-Minute Trips and Fun Travel Ideas

Who says a winter vacation has to be dreary and cold? Come to Asheville to warm up for winter with gourmet and organic comfort foods followed by steamy coffee or cocoa. You can hit the slopes by day for some snow tubing, then warm up in your own room with a fireplace and hot tub. Better yet, check out the sizzling winter nightlife.

These are two things that are splendid activities in Asheville, and both are more accessible and less crowded yet still just as enjoyable in the wintertime. Shopping in Asheville is amazingly diverse for a city of this size, whether you want the typical malls and big box stores or you seek out unique, locally-owned shops like those found downtown and in Historic Biltmore Village.

  • Over-The-Top Romance

    Some like it hot-even in the middle of winter! Fan a spark into a glowing flame with a romantic getaway that includes a cozy room complete with a fireplace and hot tub, or book an indulgent spa vacation for two. End the day with a taste of our sizzling nightlife.
  • Winter Sports

    Asheville's winter weather is mild, but we're just minutes away from top slopes where the higher elevations translate to snow. Test your skills and have unlimited fun with ziplining, snowboarding, skiing and tubing.
  • Weekly Ski Report

    A winter stay in Asheville puts skiers, snowboarders and snow tubers about 30 minutes away from the closest slopes, and just over an hour from some of the highest ski peaks east of the Mississippi River, with elevations over 5,500 feet.