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2014-15 Scheduled Season NOV 20-MAR 29
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The perfect getaway for winter or summer.
Slopeside Lodgings are vacation homes owned by Appalachian Ski Mtn. These four chalets all one mile or less (and one only a two minute walk) from our lodge. Summer rentals available, too! All Slopeside Lodging homes are available with Ski&Stay packages. Call us at 1-800-322-2373.


180° view of the Blue Ridge
Our newest year-round vacation rental is a large chalet-style home with three levels, a loft and two decks with spectacular 180 views. With three bedrooms and three baths, a large kitchen and a laundry facility, this vacation home has plenty of room for up to 14 persons (rate surcharge for over 8 – see rates below). Call us at 1-800-322-2373.

SKI ESCAPE Amenities: Gas fireplace; Gas Grill, king four-poster bed, queen bed, double bed, three queen sofabeds and two twin sofabeds; complimentary Wireless Internet, two color remote control cable TVs, one w/VCR; two dvd players, fully-equipped kitchen; washer/dryer. Furnished with pots, pans, utensils, plates, blankets, bedspreads and pillows. Bed and bath linens are not provided but are available for an additional charge. Paper products and cleaning products (laundry detergent, bath soap, dish soap, paper towels, bath tissue, etc) are not provided.

Ski Season Rates: $275/day – $825/week
Holiday Ski Season Rates (Dec 21 – Jan 4): $1600/week
Off Season Rates: $230/day – $810/week – $1860 month

There is a $10/night/person and $35/week/person surcharge for more than 8 occupants. 4 night minimum stay is required from December 17 to January 1. 3 night minimums are required for Martin Luther King Jr. weekend and for President’s Day weekend. Single night rentals are subject to availability.


The perfect mountain getaway
The perfect mountain getaway. A classic chalet with a cathedral ceiling, wrap-around deck and less than a two-minute walk from the slopes. Three bedrooms, two full baths, full kitchen and laundry. Sleeps 8.
Call us at 1-800-322-2373.

SNOWBIRD CHALET Amenities: Gas fireplace; outside gas grill; two queen beds. one queen futon bed and one queen sofa sleeper; two baths; large-screen remote control cable TV with VCR; DVD Player, Complimentary Wireless Internet, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and coffeemaker; washer/dryer. Furnished with pots, pans, utensils, plates, blankets, bedspreads and pillows. Bed and bath linens are not provided but are available for an additional charge. Paper products and cleaning products (laundry detergent, bath soap, dish soap, paper towels, bath tissue, etc) are not provided.

Ski Season Rates: $230/day – $760/week
Holiday Ski Season Rates (Dec 21 – Jan 4): $1600/week
Off Season Rates: $185/day – $650/week – $1675 month

4 night minimum stay is required from December 17 to January 1. 3 night minimums are required for Martin Luther King Jr. weekend and for President’s Day weekend. Single night rentals are subject to availability.


Deck off master bedroom
A large, friendly and nicely furnished one story home located adjacent to Appalachian Ski Mtn. – you’d have to live on the slope itself to be closer. Three bedrooms, two full baths, full kitchen, living room, dining room and laundry room. Sleeps up to 14 (rate surcharge for over 8 – see rates below).

Call us at 1-800-322-2373.

SLOPESIDE RETREAT Amenities: Gas fireplace; outside gas grill; one king and one queen bed, two double beds and three queen sofabeds; color remote control cable TV with VCR; DVD player, Complimentary Wireless Internet, fully-equipped kitchen with dishwasher, microwave and coffeemaker; washer/dryer. Furnished with pots, pans, utensils, plates, blankets, bedspreads and pillows. Bed and bath linens are not provided but are available for an additional charge. Paper products and cleaning products (laundry detergent, bath soap, dish soap, paper towels, bath tissue, etc) are not provided.

Ski Season Rates:
$275/day – $825/week
Holiday Ski Season Rates (Dec 21 – Jan 4): $1600/week
Off Season Rates: $210/day – $710/week – $1810 month

There is a $10/night/person and $35/week/person surcharge for more than 8 occupants. 4 night minimum stay is required from December 17 to January 1. 3 night minimums are required for Martin Luther King Jr. weekend and for President’s Day weekend. Single night rentals are subject to availability.


Two-story alpine chalet
A very traditional ski chalet with a more-than-traditional view of the slopes at Appalachian Ski Mtn. Carry your skis out the door, walk down a short path and you are literally at the top of the Upper Big Appal run. Four bedrooms, two baths, a full kitchen, living room and a great deck. Sleeps up to eight people.
Call us at 1-800-322-2373.

ALPEN HAUS Amenities: Gas fireplace; outside gas grill; one king bed, two double beds and two twin beds; remote control color cable TV w/VCR; DVD Player, Complimentary Wireless Internet, fully-equipped kitchen with microwave; dishwasher; Washer/Dryer; coffeemaker. Furnished with pots, pans, utensils, plates, blankets, bedspreads and pillows. Bed and bath linens are not provided but are available for an additional charge. Paper products and cleaning products (laundry detergent, bath soap, dish soap, paper towels, bath tissue, etc) are not provided.

Ski Season Rates: $250/day – $815/week
Holiday Ski Season Rates (Dec 21 – Jan 4): $1600/week
Off Season Rates: $210/day – $710/week – $1760 month

4 night minimum stay is required from December 17 to January 1. 3 night minimums are required for Martin Luther King Jr. weekend and for President’s Day weekend. Single night rentals are subject to availability.


Reservations

Advance Deposit and Balance Due – Reservations must be made through the Reservations Office at App Ski Mtn. An advance rent deposit of 50% of the total rent is due within 2 weeks of booking to hold your dates. The balance, cleaning fee and damage deposit are due at our office no later than 2 weeks prior to check-in.

Other Fees and Deposits – All reservations require a $65 cleaning fee and a $200 damage deposit held by a credit card. The cleaning fee covers maid service after check-out. The damage deposit will be returned two weeks after check-out providing that there is no damage.

Cancellation – The advance rent deposit is non-refundable. The balance will be refunded minus 10% of the total rent only if the house is re-rented for those dates. Damage deposits and cleaning fees are fully refundable if the unit is not used. No refunds are given in the event of an early departure.

Check In & Out – You may pick up your key at the App Ski Mtn. Reservation Office (lower level of the Lodge) between 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm unless other arrangements have been made. You must bring the key back to the same office by 11:00 am on your final day to check out.

General – No smoking is allowed inside the houses. Pets are not allowed on the properties. The phones are blocked for direct-dial long distance usage, but credit card, third-party and collect calls may be made. There are two smoke detectors in each house. It is the responsibility of the renters to check them and notify the office if they are not working. These homes are for family use only – no house parties. They will be rented only to families, married couples and groups of mature, responsible adults over the age of 25. The person whose name is on the rental contract is responsible for the entire party complying with these policies and will be responsible to pay for any damage to the property.

The French Swiss Ski College at Appalachian Ski Mtn. has taught over 1 million people to ski & ride.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. was the first ski area south of the Potomac to offer night skiing (1964).

Appalachian Ski Mtn. has the greatest snowmaking capacity per acre in the Southeast region.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. strives to avoid snowmaking during skiing hours as much as possible.

ASM has skied through its scheduled closing day for the last 10 consecutive years. (The earliest scheduled closing has been the 4th Sunday in March.)

Appalachian Ski Mtn. can convert almost 49 million pounds of water to snow in a 24 hour period in outstanding snowmaking weather.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. has the only Burton Progression Park south of Maryland.

ASM is one of 15 ski areas throughout North America, Europe, and Asia selected by Burton Snowboards to offer a Burton Progression Park.

Burton is the leading snowboard manufacturer in the world, with more than double the market share of any other snowboard manufacturer.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. has a 2500 sq ft clothing rental center with jacket, bib, glove, goggle, and helmet rentals.

Midnight Blast Weekends are offered every Friday and Saturday night from January 3rd through March 1st.

Appalachian Ski Mtn.'s Midnight Blast Weekends are the only late-night skiing sessions in the Southeast region.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. is the only resort in North Carolina that offers an all nights-only season pass.

In 2008-09, Appalachian Ski Mtn. had both terrain parks open by its 3rd day of skiing.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. will start making snow the first substantial cold spell after October 31st.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. has opened during the week prior to Thanksgiving for seven of the last eight years.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. has reinvested over 3 million dollars in snowmaking and other improvements over the last 3 years.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. is the closest ski area in the Southeast to Charlotte, NC. (79 linear miles according to Google Earth).

Appalachian Ski Mtn. usually grooms all of its slopes every day.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. rebuilds one of its terrain parks at least every other week.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. is the only ski area in the Southeast that has automatic load gates on each of its chairlifts.

The Appalachian Ski Patrol requires a volunteer commitment of 12 days per patroller per season.

In 2008, Appalachian Ski Patrol Director Joe Donadio was the National Ski Patrol Representative of the Year.

In 2008, Appalachian Ski Patroller Chris Martin was the National Pro Patroller of the Year.

French Swiss Ski College President Jim Cottrell has been the director of the ski school since the first Nixon administration (1969).

General Manager Brad Moretz learned to ski at ASM on wooden skis with screwed-in metal edges, cable bindings, and lace-up boots on a rope-tow.

Appalachian Ski Mtn.'s switchboard is answered by a live person 24 hours a day during ski season.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. employs approximately 300 people during ski season. The French Swiss Ski College employs an additional 90 people.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. has been owned and managed by the Moretz family for the past 25 years.

Every Appalachian Ski Mtn. staff member is interviewed and individually selected by one of the owners.

55 to 65 percent of Appalachian Ski Mtn.'s staff returns each season.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. has 10 to 15 applicants for each new staff member hired.

Every staff member at Appalachian Ski Mtn. is paid more than the federal minimum wage.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. offers a high performance twin-tip rental.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. is the only ski area in the Southeast region that offers terrain park instruction.

Appalachian Ski Mtn.'s base lodge has free wireless internet.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. is within a 10 mile drive to over 50 restaurants, more than any other ski area in the Eastern United States.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. opened as Blowing Rock Ski Lodge in 1962.

In 1962, only one motel in Blowing Rock stayed open during the winter.

The Appalachian Ski Mtn. grooming staff has a combined 71 years of experience.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. has held a closing day pond skimming and costume contest since 2003.

On a night with excellent snowmaking conditions, ASM's snowmaking staff can make 3 to 6 feet of snow.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. has 22 RV electrical hookups in its public parking area.

French Swiss Ski College instructors must go through 50 hours of training before teaching their first lesson.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. once had a t-bar where the #2 Chairlift is located.

Appalachian Ski Mtn.'s double chairlift is used for wedding ceremonies during the off-season.

Most of Appalachian Ski Mtn.'s terrain park features are custom fabricated on-site.

On a busy day, 22 staff members will expedite guests through the equipment rental process.

Appalachian's Alpine Ski Shop buys more inventory from Burton Snowboards than any other ski industry manufacturer.

In 2005, after 44 years in the ski business, ASM President Grady Moretz was the North American recipient of the NSAA Lifetime Achievement Award.

The lift operations staff builds a real wood fire in the dining room fireplace almost every morning.

On New Year's Eve, Appalachian Ski Mtn.'s restaurant serves filet mignon.

For the 2013-14 ski season, Appalachian Ski Mtn. will offer over 50 unique terrain park features.

In an average year, Appalachian Ski Mtn. will make snow approximately 500 hours. (Most of this is during non-skiing hours).

Appalachian Ski Mtn.'s snowmaking system converts an estimated 75 million gallons of water to snow during a ski season.

The Alpine Ski Shop at Appalachian Ski Mtn. is the oldest ski shop in North Carolina.

In 1999, Appalachian Ski Mtn.'s first terrain park feature was an 8' long double barrel rail made from PVC pipe.

3-time Olympic Gold Medalist Jean Claude Killy made three promotional appearances at Appalachian Ski Mtn. during the 1970's.

All of Appalachian Ski Mtn.'s chairlifts have pads on the chair seats and backs.

Appalachian Ski Mtn.'s original base lodge was 12,000 square feet. The base lodge today is over 47,000 square feet.

The Appal Jam Terrain Park was named by Monty Dunlap in an internet naming contest in the summer of 2006.

The slope names have an apple/Appal(achian) theme as the property was an apple orchard prior to becoming a ski area.

Local professor Eric DeGroat suggested the name "Appalachian" due to the association of this region. The mountain was already referred to by the locals as "Ski Mtn."

Appalachian Ski Mtn. has several ski-in/ski-out slopeside rental chalets which are rented to vacationers year-round.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. is the only North Carolina ski area that books customized packages with local lodging facilities.

Appalachian Ski Mtn.'s reservations staff personally visits each room type in the 12 facilities offered in ski & stay packages.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. has the only snowboard-width stonegrinder and wet belt sander at a North Carolina ski resort.

All of the walkways (350') around the perimeter of Appalachian Ski Mtn.'s base lodge are heated with hot water radiant-heat piping.

The music on the slopes and in Appalachian Ski Mtn.'s base lodge is provided by Sirius Satellite Radio.

The snowmaking reservoir at Appalachian Ski Mtn. is 40 feet deep.

The Restaurant at Appalachian Ski Mtn. has a homemade desert special every day.

There are two sets of automatic doors at the main entrance to the Appalachian Ski Mtn. base lodge.

The Appalachian Ski Mtn. entrance road is a state road maintained by the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. is six miles from Boone and two miles from Blowing Rock.

The second-story deck, facing the slopes on Appalachian Ski Mtn's base lodge, has 19 picnic tables which will seat 152 people.

In 2007, Appalachian Ski Mtn. installed the largest snowmaking pumping station constructed in America that year.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. is the only ski area in North Carolina with a zamboni to cut the ice floor on its ice skating rink.

Anyone renting our Burton LTR snowboard equipment can purchase a group lesson with a low 4:1 student to instructor ratio.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. is the only North Carolina Ski Area that offers a Flex Ticket that begins when you buy it.

Appalachian Ski Mtn. is the only resort in the North Carolina High Country with 2 conveyor lifts.

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