Named after the famous tourist attraction, “The Blowing Rock”, the Quaint Village of Blowing Rock, North Carolina is a popular east coast mountain tourist destination for all seasons. Featured in Jan Karon’s Mitford Book Series, Blowing Rock, North Carolina is a cool summer refuge for many South Florida Retirees. With its fly fishing springs, cool summer breezes, colorful fall leaves and snow ski winters, Blowing Rock NC has something for everyone. Located in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Blue Ridge Mountains, just south of Boone NC, Blowing Rock sits on the Blue Ridge Parkway National Park, with its many Lakes, Mountain Streams, Scenic Overlooks and Hiking Trails. Blowing Rock is also home to the Appalachian Mountain Ski Resort and Tweetsie Railway Theme Park.
Winter is Ski Season here in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, with so many skiiers coming up to Appalachian Ski Mountain. There is something for every skiier at the North Carolina High Country Ski Resorts and Ski Areas. Blowing Rock’s WinterFest begins January 26 – 29 with the Polar Plunge at Chetola Resort at 10 AM on Saturday, January 28, 2017.
Most Winter Ski Resort visitors to Blowing Rock North Carolina are from the Deep South, and are not used to driving in deep snow and ice, in severe cold temperatures with 60 m.p.h. wind gusts. Our Western North Carolina Winter Driving Tips might be handy for you, especially if you are driving up to Blowing Rock from South Carolina, Georgia or Florida.