Family Winter Specials in NC Mountains

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Winter Program for Families in the Mountains of North Carolina

Haywood County, NC (December 01, 2010) – Make some great family memories this winter in Maggie Valley and Waynesville North Carolina where “Kids Stay Free” and “Kids Ski Free”. Children 17 and under can stay overnight free at any participating Haywood County accommodations and ski free at Cataloochee Ski Area when accompanied by a paying adult. This promotion will be valid on any non-holiday Sunday through Thursday overnight stay where children will receive a dated voucher redeemable at Cataloochee Ski Area's ticket center for their complimentary lift ticket valid for skiing on any non-holiday Monday through Friday. The fun doesn’t stop on the slopes. Restaurants and merchants in Maggie Valley and Waynesville will also be offering giveaways and special deals making your family winter getaway even more affordable. For more information, including participating businesses and promotion guidelines, visit

Located a mile high in the mountains of Western North Carolina, Cataloochee Ski Area utilizes one the most advanced snowmaking systems in the Southeast and offers 100% snowmaking on 16-lighted slopes including the Cat Cage Terrain Park. With a variety of terrain for beginners to experts the Cataloochee experience offers something for everyone. Plan your skiing vacation in the Great Smokies of Maggie Valley and Waynesville, NC.

Haywood County, North Carolina is 554 scenic square miles of spectacular country, with beautiful mountains and valleys dotting the landscape. More than a dozen of its mountain peaks soar to elevations of at least 6,000 feet (more than any east of the Mississippi River), and the county is one of the highest, with a mean elevation of 3,600 feet, east of the Rockies. One of its most notable mountain peaks is Cold Mountain—the basis for the award-winning, best-selling novel by Charles Frazier and the ensuing 2003 major motion picture—at 6,030 feet. The county sits at the western edge of the state, with the Blue Ridge Parkway running along its southwestern border. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Pisgah National Forest are located in the northern section of the county. For more information including a Media Guide and Visitors Guide visit


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