Banner Elk is in
Avery County North Carolina, just by the Tennessee
state line. Banner
Elk has an enjoyable climate due to its
elevation that makes for mild summer days and
cool evenings. Banner Elk is the home to many
residents who wish for a summer home, or
vacation spot among the Blue Ridge Mountains.
During the summer months, Banner Elkís population
of 900 drastically increases to accommodate
vacationers trying to escape the summer heat.
Banner Elk also accommodates ski and
snowboarding enthusiasts during the winter
months. Vacationers travel from all over the
southeast to enjoy the four ski resorts that are
located in and near Banner Elk. Beech Mountain
is highest ski area in North Carolina,
and is one of the areas most popular resorts.
Hawksnest Resort is located in Banner Elk on 20 skiable acres. Twelve slopes and a terrain park
attract skiers and snowboarders alike. Sugar
Mountain is known for itís long trails and 115 skiable acres. Sugar Mountain offers many
activities for families including ice skating,
snowshoeing, and tubing. Appalachian Ski Mountain
is located in Boone NC, and provides a family atmosphere for beginner skiers. Appalachian is
equipped with the best man-made snowmaking
capabilities in the Southeast, and can make
nearly 3 feet in a matter of two evenings.
Banner Elk is the premier location for skiing in
the High County.
Elk is nestled in the beautiful North
County, and is centrally located to
accommodate residents with many NC
mountain attractions. Attractions that
the entire family would enjoy include
Linville Caverns, Linville Falls, and
many phenomenal golf resorts.
Banner Elk offers families a small town
feel where they are welcome to be a part of the