12/22/2011 - Asheville-area Outdoors Calendar
by Asheville Citizen Times
Professional kayaker Andrew Holcombe gives a paddling exhibition last week in the new Wave Shaper feature in the Nantahala River, the site of the 2013 ICF Kayak Freestyle World Championships. / Erin Brethauerfirstname.lastname@example.org
WNC SKI AREAS and WINTER SPORTS
Appalachian Ski Mountain: Blowing Rock. Open for skiing and ice skating. Call 800-322-2373 or visit http://appskimtn.com for details.
Skiing with Santa: Santa hits the slopes 1-4 p.m. Saturday.
Beech Mountain Resort: Beech Mountain. Call 800-438-2093 or visit www.skibeech.com for skiing conditions.
N.C. State Championship Snowshoe Race: Inaugural race, hosted by the Town of Beech Mountain's Parks and Recreation Department, at 1 p.m. Jan. 7. Register at www.prerace.com.
Cataloochee Ski Area: Maggie Valley. Open for skiing and snow tubing at Tube World. Call 800-768-3588 or visitwww.cataloochee.com for rates.
Hawksnest: Tubing park on N.C. 105 South between Boone and Banner Elk. Now open for snow tubing. Call 800-822-4295 for updates or visit www.hawksnest-resort.com.
Sapphire Valley: U.S. 64 West between Brevard and Cashiers. Not yet open. Call 800-722-3956 or 800-533-8268 or visitwww.skisapphire.com.
Sugar Mountain: Open for skiing and outdoor ice skating. Call 800-SUGARMT or visit www.skisugar.com.
Wolf Ridge: Madison County. Not yet open. Call 800-817-4111. Visitwww.skiwolfridgenc.com.
RUNNING - RACES
RUN IN 2012 5K RUN AND WALK: Race starts at 11 a.m. Jan. 1 at Jackson County Recreation Park, 88 Cullowhee Mountain Road. Entry fees are $20 by Dec. 30, $25 on race day. First 80 runners receive a long sleeve technical T-shirt. Call 293-3053. Register atwww.imathlete.com.
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