Snow Tubing Is A Hit at Hawksnest, Seven Devils Resort Packed During MLK Weekend With Perfect Weather

Published Monday, January 20, 2014 at 1:30 pm

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By Jesse Wood

Jan. 20, 2014. It’s beautiful weather – moderate temperatures and clear skies – for snow tubing at Hawksnest Resort in Seven Devils on Monday, which happens to be a federal holiday in honor of Martin Luther King.

Lenny Cottom, owner of Hawksnest, said business during the holiday weekend has been “really good” with sold-out tubing sessions throughout. See the above HCPress.com video, which was filmed on Sunday and depicts the fun and crowds.

This picture was taken in the fall before the tubing season began. Photo by Ken Ketchie

This picture was taken in the fall before the tubing season began. Photo by Ken Ketchie

The 20-lane snow tubing park features two conveyor lifts and four areas to tube. The lanes are between 400 to 1,000 feet long, and recently Hawksnest invested $200,000 to “make your snow tubing experience one to remember,” according to the company’s website. That investment included adding more lighting, new snowmaking equipment and a new lane groomer machine, Cottom said in early December

Also, don’t forget about the zipline course that runs year round and features 20 cables, four of which are super or mega zips. Two of them are more than 2,000 feet long and the other two are more than 1,500 feet long. In all, the zipline course has four miles of riding, reaching more than 200 feet in height and speeds of up to 50 mph.

Today, Hawksnest will be snow tubing on 24 lanes over four different areas. The sessions remaining today start at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Keep in mind sessions will sell out, so plan to arrive early. 

Hawksnest is located just off N.C. 105 in between Boone and Banner Elk, located atop Seven Devils.

Impacting the High Country economically, Hawksnest currently employs around 60 to 70 people, Cottom said. In addition to the snow tubing and ziplining operations, Hawksnest operates a food and drink service.  

For more information, click the links above, email [email protected] or call 800-822-4295 or 828-963-6561. 

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