The Avery Chamber of Commerce
Avery County, The Balcony of the Blue Ridge • Avery County, recognized as the premier Ski destination of the South and Frasier Fir Christmas tree capital of the world, have you planned your trip yet?
“Come play and stay in Avery County, the South’s premier destination for skiing and winter activities. Check out Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain and our skiing pages! We make your stay easy, so see you soon!”
Need more to do? Take a ride on a zipline at Hawksnest, open all year long, or embrace the beauty of the High Country on the many horseback trails, or how about cross country skiing along the Blue Ridge Parkway! Love art? Visit the many art galleries and museums.
Visit the storied peaks of Grandfather Mountain. View the majestic vistas from Sugar Mountain, Seven Devils, and Beech Mountain – known as some of the High South’s most popular playgrounds! Stop by Banner Elk, the quaint one red light town and home of the World Famous Woolly Worm Festival, and Art Festivals. Visit our wineries and the many shops along the way, hike the Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Gorge and Elk River Falls.
With the highest county seat in North Carolina (Newland, elevation 3,589 feet) and the highest incorporated town east of the Rockies (Beech Mountain, elevation 5,506 feet), Avery County is the place to come to clear your head, connect with family and friends and get above the rush of daily life.