NC High Country Area Information

High Country Host

high-country-host Formed in 1980 as a cooperative marketing organization to promote the High Country area, the Host has won many prestigious awards and has become a model for several other host organizations throughout North Carolina and beyond. The High Country Host maintains a Visitor Information Center in Boone, NC and produces a popular guide called the Mountain Vacation Planner. The Host has free materials available for visitors at their information center to make your trip to the High Country easier to plan and enjoy.

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Ski North Carolina

ski-nc-chairliftSki North Carolina is a privately owned and operated website that promotes tourism for the ski resorts in the High Country area. Visitors can find out the most current conditions on the slopes and which resort is right for them. Visit Ski North Carolina to start planning your perfect skiing getaway. Visitors will also enjoy the message board available on the site so you can get unbiased opinions on area resorts as well as get many of your questions answered by fellow visitors like yourself!

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Virtual Blue Ridge

virtual-blue-ridgeThe Premiere Online Resource for the Blue Ridge Parkway Virtual Blue Ridge is the premiere online resource for information about the Blue Ridge Parkway with an extensive travel planner aimed at taking the effort out of your travel plans and putting the fun back in! also provides information on surronding area cities and towns including Places to Stay, Places to Eat and Things to Do while visiting the Blue Ridge Parkway. Their goal is to share everything this extraordinary national park has to offer while benefiting the local communities that provide the spirit, culture and history of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Ray’s Weather

raysweatherRay’s Weather began as a hobby of a local professor at Appalachian State University and has grown into a massive resource for the most current weather conditions and forecasts for the area. No matter what area you plan on visiting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, you’re sure to find a forecast to aid your travel plans. Visitors can even check out historical weather archives and real-time weather stats at dozens of weather stations in the area. With over a dozen counties to choose from, find out where it’s going to rain and where the sun will shine before you head out the door.

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Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce

banner-elk-chamberThe Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce serves the business community in our small village town through promotions, directories and functions. Visitors and residents alike look to the chamber as a source for area information and services. Next time you plan to visit the area, be sure to drop by the chamber for a wealth of information to make your stay a memorable one.

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