Winter in Asheville, NC

Asheville’s seasonal appeal isn’t limited to the warmer months. Our surprisingly mild winters offer visitors an opportunity to experience Asheville with fewer crowds and better travel deals than any other time of year, without losing access to any of the charms that make this town tick. Whether you come to western North Carolina for a cozy romantic getaway, the best long-range views of the year, or one of the numerous winter festivals, you’ll find that being in Asheville makes the chill a little less noticeable.

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Moore Cove in Winter
5 Great Hikes to Warm Up Your Winter

by Mark File
Taking a winter hike offers many rewards! First of all, you’ll appreciate the refreshing…

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Snowboarding at Cataloochee Ski Area
It’s All Downhill: Easy Ways to Enjoy Winter Sports in…

by Lindsey Grossman
Asheville might not be the first place you think of when planning your ski vacation , but the…

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8 Places to See Holiday Lights in Asheville, N.C.

by Jason Tarr

Few experiences embody the excitement of the holidays like enjoying a display of bright, twinkling Christmas lights and meticulously-designed decorations. Visitors to Asheville, N.C. can enjoy these dazzling, family-friendly light shows that are sure … read more

Winter Lights 2015

North Carolina Arboretum's Winter Lights Bring Holidays to Life

by Asheville Insider

A new tradition is lighting up the holidays in Asheville. The North Carolina Arboretum’s annual Winter Lights , which began in 2014, features 500,000 bright, energy-efficient LED lights throughout the nationally-known gardens. The lights … read more

Ski Lesson at Cataloochee Ski Area

12 Ways to Spend Your Winter Days With the Fam in Asheville

by Lindsey Grossman

Avoid the crowds (and prices) that come with fall , spring and summer , and enjoy Asheville with your family at the coolest time of the year. Indoors With more than 30 pinball machines and over a dozen classic video games in the “Arcave,” … read more

Snowboarding at Cataloochee Ski Area

It’s All Downhill: Easy Ways to Enjoy Winter Sports in Asheville

by Lindsey Grossman

Asheville might not be the first place you think of when planning your ski vacation , but the Western North Carolina mountain town happens to cozy up to the highest peaks in the eastern United States. Whether you’re a beginning snowboarder or … read more

Moore Cove in Winter

5 Great Hikes to Warm Up Your Winter

by Mark File

Taking a winter hike offers many rewards! First of all, you’ll appreciate the refreshing temperatures as you climb a mountainside. Often, you’ll have the trail all to yourself since there are fewer fellow hikers. In addition, see the best … read more

Get Edgy With the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival

Fringe Arts Festival: Winter Whimsy in Asheville

by Cat Kessler

During the depths of winter, the Asheville Fringe Arts Festival brings a burst of artistic color to downtown , with innovative theater, dance, spoken word and performance arts at venues all around town. Wonder what Fringe is all about? This edgy … read more