January 9 – 11 High Country Family Events

Hope everyone is staying warm! What is happening this weekend in the High Country for families? It will be a weekend to enjoy indoors. Several family events are happening in and around the High Country, including free snowshoeing at Sugar Mountain Resort. We wish you all a wonderful fun-filled family weekend!

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January 9:

1. Free Sledding at Beech Mountain – This sledding hill attracts people from all over the Southeast. We are lucky to have it in our backyard for free of charge for children 12 and under. Adults are allowed to sled with their small children. The hill is situated right beside the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce.

2. Open Play Time at The Children’s Playhouse – Come spend quality family time exploring our art activities, pretend vet clinic, climbing wall, dress-up area, ball pit and more! $5 per person admission or buy a membership for the whole family for $100 per year. Open play hours are 10-5 Tuesday-Fridays and 10-3:00 on Saturdays.

January 10:

1. Free Sledding at Beech Mountain – This sledding hill attracts people from all over the Southeast. We are lucky to have it in our backyard for free of charge for children 12 and under. Adults are allowed to sled with their small children. The hill is situated right beside the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce.

2. Free snowshoeing at Sugar Mountain Resort – The 20th annual National Winter Trails Day is back at Sugar Mountain Resort. The event offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing for FREE. Discover the fun and fitness of snowsports. Guided tours are available at 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm & 4:00pm. The program includes a forty-five minute tour and snowshoe rental. Adult tours are for 12 years or older. Children’s tours are for 8-11 years old. Sign up at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time at the Ski/Snowboard School.

3. Open Play Time at The Children’s Playhouse – Come spend quality family time exploring our art activities, pretend vet clinic, climbing wall, dress-up area, ball pit and more! $5 per person admission or buy a membership for the whole family for $100 per year. Open play hours are 10-5 Tuesday-Fridays and 10-3:00 on Saturdays.

4. Make a Stitched Felt Bag at Michael’s: 10am – 12pm Drop in. Take home a completed project. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun. Ages 3 and up

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5. Craft Time at Chick-fil-A (12:00pm – 2:00pm): Crafty Time at Chick-fil-A. Kids, join Mini Moo for a fun and free craft today!

6. Family Movie Showings:
Regal Cinemas in Boone
– Now showing: Annie, Into the Woods, and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Parkway Theater in Ashe County – Now showing: Annie

7. “How Nature Predicts Weather” – Elk Knob State Park  – Benjamin Franklin once said “Some are weatherwise, some are otherwise.” Come find out how to predict the weather by observing nature. Are some of the old wives tales about weather true? We will examine some of those to find out. This program will be held indoors. Meet at the Park Office at 1 pm. For more information or for travel conditions to and within the park, please call 828-297-7261.

January 11:

1. Free Sledding at Beech Mountain – This sledding hill attracts people from all over the Southeast. We are lucky to have it in our backyard for free of charge for children 12 and under. Adults are allowed to sled with their small children. The hill is situated right beside the Beech Mountain Chamber of Commerce.

2. Family Movie Showings:
Regal Cinemas in Boone
– Now showing: Annie, Into the Woods, and Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb
Parkway Theater in Ashe County – Now showing: Annie. (Sunday Matinee $4)