Posts Tagged ‘snow sports’

Snowshoeing The Mountains to Sea Trail

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

When there is snow in them there hills, it’s time to strap on the snowshoes and hit the Mountains to Sea Trail by our Glendale Springs NC cabins. Section 16 of the MST trail passes right by our driveway; it runs from Horse Gap to the edge of the Thurmond Chatham Wildlife Management Area south of Laurel Springs. This is a lovely trail that hops onto the Blue Ridge Parkway from time to time, where you can take in terrific views.

Hiking the MST couldn't be more convenient.

Hiking the MST couldn't be more convenient.

Unlike the enormous and often cumbersome snowshoes of the past, modern snowshoes are small and light. Many of them are adjustable, allowing you to extend them for hikes in heavy powder, or shrink them as needed. Strap them to your backpack, so they are always there if you need them. With these true friends, you can go just about anywhere.

Winter is a great time to stay at our NC cabins and tackle the MST. For starters, it’s not hot. Bare trees make for bigger views. Snow is pretty. And there is the promise of warm drinks by the fire at the end of the day – always better during the winter!

So gather together a group of friends, or tell your family to cancel all their other plans. Grab your cold weather gear, and head to our NC Blue Ridge Parkway cabins for a much needed winter break.

SugarFest ’09

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

Sugar Mountain Resort is in the Cherokee National Forest, about an hour southwest of our North Carolina cabins. Currently there is snow in them there hills, and the slopes are open.

Visit nearby Sugar Mountain while staying at our vacation cabins

Visit nearby Sugar Mountain while staying at our vacation cabins

This year Sugar Mountain is celebrating its 40th season with SugarFest ’09, and that means a host of special events at the mountain in the upcoming months.

December 12th and 13th will be full of ski, snowboard and skating clinics. Several former Olympic Medal Winners will be on hand as guest coaches, offering demonstrations and tips. After a day out in the fresh mountain air, there will be apres ski, with live music from Boss Hawg, refreshments and even fireworks. You won’t want to miss this, but you’ll be happy to head back to your peaceful Blue Ridge Parkway rental cabin.