Welcome to Banner Elk

Banner Elk is a popular getaway near Boone in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the North Carolina High Country. It’s a place that blends small town relaxation with the amenities of a larger city.

Enjoy a richness of culture and adventure. Within 15 minutes of the town’s lone stoplight you can experience the great outdoors, fabulous dining, theater and the arts, family attractions like Grandfather Mountain, and the South’s two largest ski resorts: Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain.
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  • Banner Elk Weather Cam – Live

    Banner Elk Weather Cam, hosted by AshevilleWX.com, shows the current weather conditions in this resort town in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. The camera is perched a few hundred feet above Banner Elk, looking out at town with Grandfather Mountain in the background. Click play button to activate the live feed:
  • North Carolina COVID-Safe Skiing: Ski Well, Be Well

    The North Carolina Ski Areas Association has joined the national Ski Well, Be Well initiative to promote COVID-safe skiing during the winter of 2020-21. All six NC ski resorts will implement standardized operational best practices. In the Banner Elk area, this includes Beech Mountain Resort and Sugar Mountain Resort. Foundational protocols of the Ski Well, […]
  • Four Best Places for Snow Tubing in the North Carolina Mountains

    There’s no tubing like snow tubing, and the Banner Elk area is home to four of the best places to snow tube in the North Carolina mountains. Snow tubing is among the easiest — and most fun — winter sports because it requires little preparation, equipment or skill. Just hop on a tube and whoosh […]
  • Winter is Better Here

    North Carolina’s High Country is a welcome escape any time of year, but winter is especially magical. And when it comes to choosing a winter destination in the NC mountains, Banner Elk just might be the ideal spot. Banner Elk, located near Boone, is known for cozy lodging, romantic getaways, family fun and great restaurants. […]
  • Grandfather Mountain a Big Part of Wintertime Fun in Banner Elk

    An invigorating winter getaway awaits in the mile-high elevations surrounding Banner Elk. This town in the North Carolina mountains offers the chance to get outdoors with hiking and exploring at Grandfather Mountain, as well as snowtubing at nearby ski resorts. One of the biggest winter attractions in the area is Grandfather Mountain — known for […]
  • The High Country’s Top Culinary Destination

    Banner Elk is the culinary hot spot of the NC High Country. Whether you’re looking for an upscale meal to mark a special occasion, a hearty sandwich after a day in the great outdoors, or a steak dinner in a casual setting, this town’s thriving food scene has it all.

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