Winter Wonderland Views in the Blue Ridge Mountains
“It’s a Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas
There’s a peace in the air
It’s our favorite time of the year”
The serene signs of winter’s arrival in the Blue Ridge Mountains entice residents of our community to step outside. Beyond the cozy comfort of mountain homes, the magic of the season envelops our region, from the tiniest details—catching a glimpse of the White-Breasted Nuthatch behind a snowy branch—to views into the Tennessee mountains from Robbins Sunset Park. For those ready to immerse themselves in the splendor of the holidays, our region is the perfect mountain escape. In today’s post, we’re sharing a handful of ideas as you set out for the High Country’s most idyllic winter wonderland views.
Panoramas at Robbins Sunset Park
Robbins Sunset Park is a favorite destination year-round for Elk River Club residents. In the warmer months, live musical performances and events take place on the sizable deck. Sunny afternoons mean picnic gatherings, and evenings set the stage for a romantic toast. In the fall and winter months, the grand views at the park—stretching into Tennessee—continue to beckon. Don’t miss the custom mountain map to assist in identifying the many peaks in the distance.
The Sweetness of Sugar Mountain
Just a short drive from Elk River Club, Sugar Mountain Ski Resort keeps adventure seekers busy, especially in the winter months. Beginning in November and typically running through March, activities include skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing. Soak in the winter wonderland views from their summit at 5,300 ft.; catch a sneak peek on their Mountain cams (notice there are views of neighboring Grandfather Mountain).
Beech Mountain Ski Resort is yet another winter treat, known for its skiing, snowboarding and spectacular views. Peak elevation on the mountain is 5,506 ft., and adventurers love every bit of the mountain’s 830 ft. vertical rise. Take in grand views of the Blue Ridge Mountains into North Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia as you enjoy a beverage of your choice at their skybar, 5506’. You’ll find a massive deck, picnic tables and chairs, a glass roundhouse and more. Check out their webcam for a glimpse at what’s in store.
The Mile High Swinging Bridge at Grandfather Mountain is pure delight for all ages; experience the panoramic views from America’s highest swinging bridge. From the bridge, make your way to Linville Peak (elevation 5,305 ft.). Trail options include family-friendly hikes and those for the more experienced, such as the climb to Calloway Peak at 5,946 ft., where portions are hand-over-hand.
Conjure up the perfect winter wonderland scene, knowing the Banner Elk region likely has a near-exact match.
Elk River Club is a private mountain golf community in Western North Carolina with the first Signature Jack Nicklaus golf course in the state. Residents and guests enjoy surrounding views of Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain and Grandfather Mountain. Amenities include an Equestrian Center, a private, on-premise airport, Har-Tru tennis courts, a pool complex, spa services, Clubhouse, casual and fine dining, fishing, events and more.