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explore High Country Adventure Playing in the winter wonderland of the North Carolina mountains. by Waynette Goodson ★ Listen up, all you powderheads: If you only visit resorts west of the Rockies, then you're missing out on some seriously beautiful and challenging terrain in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains of The Old North State. The NC High Country is home to three ski resorts and a tubing park, where you can ski, snowboard, snow tube, and sled to your icy heart's content. beech mountain boasts the highest ski area in the East, at 5,506 feet. Appropriate for all levels - even special-needs skiers - the resort is reminiscent of a European ski lodge, featuring 13 trails and two terrain parks. Best part: A $3 million renovation to the snowmaking operation means the best conditions in the resort's 46-year history. beechmtn.com Beginners love Appalachian Ski mountain for its ski school with private and group lessons for every age. Located in Blowing Rock, this smaller resort features 12 runs at prices that won't hurt your wallet. appskimtn.com Bundle Up! With the motto "Don't hibernate . . . celebrate!" the good folks of Blowing Rock will hit the streets January 23-26 for the 16th annual Winterfest. Strip down for the Polar Plunge, indulge in WinterFeast, enter the Chili Challenge, or show off Fido at the WinterPaws Pet Show. blowingrockwinterfest.com 34 december 2013 usairwaysmag.com Hawksnest Snow Tubing in Seven Devils just upped its icy ante by installing the longest zip-line tour on the East Coast (which is perfect since it's also the largest snow tubing park on the East Coast). Choose from 20 cables - four of Snowboarder at beech mountain; (right) the Original mast General Store http://www.beechmtn.com http://www.appskimtn.com http://www.blowingrockwinterfest.com http://www.usairwaysmag.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - December 2013

Table of Contents
CEO Letter
From the Editor
Did You Know?
Making It Happen
Hot Spots: Vacation Memories
Hub Crawl: Miami International Airport
Wine & Dine: Holiday Fizz
Diversions: Going Whole Hog
Diversions: Time Travel
Style Spotlight: Holiday Bling
Adventure: North Carolina's High Country
Adventure: Arizona Story
Adventure: Sled Dog Racing
Gear Up: Stocking Stuffers
Great Escapes: Charleston Place Hotel
Great Escapes: Hotel Palomar in Washington, DC
Travel Feature: Costa Rica
US Airways: Tower Talk
Celebrate Tucson, AZ
Health Matters: Miami Foot and Ankle Surgery
Charlotte, USA
Must Read: I Got Schooled
Puzzles
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Video Entertainment
Audio Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
Window or Aisle?

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