Atlanta isn’t known as an ideal spot for a winter getaway. In fact, Atlantans consider themselves lucky if they get even one snow day in the entire year, and they get even more excited if it sticks. Atlanta is better known for its diverse blend of culture, hip nightlife, one-of-a-kind restaurants, and of course, Coca-Cola. But if you’re craving the chance to build snowmen, drink hot cocoa, and watch the snow peacefully fall, you don’t have to travel too far from Atlanta to see real snow for yourself.

Skiers and snowboarders enjoying a ski trip with wine.

Luckily, Atlanta is conveniently located near some great ski spots to make your wintery dream vacation a reality. Atlanta may be known for its heat and humidity, but it’s easy to get a group together, rent a charter bus, and plan an unforgettable ski trip in the South.

National Charter Bus makes planning a group trip easier than ever with 24/7 service, experienced drivers, and a simple bus rental process. Our services are available nationwide to make traveling across the country with a group fast and reliable. Call us today at (404) 400-1914 to get started!

Group Travel to Ski Resorts

Planning to hit the slopes with a group? Don’t separate group members between different vehicles. Instead, keep everyone together, organized, and on time with a charter bus rental. National Charter Bus is your one-stop shop for every kind of bus rental, including minibus rentals and full-sized motorcoaches, to help you create the perfect fleet. No matter what kind of trip you’re planning, from corporate gatherings and wedding parties to personal trips and sports tournaments, we’re here to help you with seamless group transportation.  

Group transportation is a breeze with your own private bus rental. With plenty of storage space available below the bus and in overhead bins, your group can pack all their ski equipment, luggage, and souvenirs with ease. While your group sits back in reclining seats enjoying the beautiful mountain views, your driver will take care of the rest. Just plan your itinerary, set up drop-off and pick-up locations, secure parking, and you’re good to go!

Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort

Address: 721 Co Rd 614, Mentone, AL 35984

Phone: (256) 634-4344

Distance from Atlanta: 2 hours

Located on Lookout Mountain, the Cloudmont Ski & Golf Resort boasts over 800 acres of breathtaking mountain top views only about two hours from Atlanta. Whether your group consists of beginner or advanced skiers, this ski resort includes two 1,000-square-foot beginner-intermediate slopes with two lifts that take riders up to 1,800 feet in the air. 

The resort is open daily during the season, which lasts from December 15-March 15. While snow occurs when temperatures hit 28 degrees and below, machine-made snow provides a base to hold the snow through warmer days so the fun never has to stop. 

Planning a longer trip? This hidden gem is known for its well-maintained chalets and cabins that range from $75-$80 a night. You can also take advantage of ski packages, group lessons, guided horseback rides, and equipment rental.

Sapphire Valley Ski Resort

Address: 127 Cherokee Trail, Sapphire, NC 28774

Phone: 828-743-7663

Distance from Atlanta: 2 hours and 45 minutes

a woman smiles before heading onto a ski slope

Located in Sapphire, North Carolina, the Sapphire Valley Ski Area is a family-oriented destination that offers a fun array of activities, like skiing, boarding, and tubing down the hills. If you’re not into winter activities, this resort is the perfect place to just unwind by the fire pit and take in the beautiful views. Even better? You’ll only have to drive about 2 hours and 45 minutes from Atlanta. 

With a live ski cam, luxury dining experiences, family-friendly events, the Vordach Zip Line, and more, Sapphire Valley proves you don’t have to go very far to get the ultimate ski vacation. It combines the beauty of natural snow with man-made snow to optimize the winter activities. It also has a rental shop where rates range from $21-$65 depending on your age and chosen activity. Plus, you can plan to stay as long as you want with plenty of beautiful lodging options. You’ll be fully prepared for a trip of wintery, family fun when you visit!

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort 

Address: 578 Valley View Cir, Mars Hill, NC 28754

Phone: (828) 689-4111

Distance from Atlanta: 4 hours

Just 20 miles from Asheville and four hours from Atlanta, the Wolf Ridge Ski Resort includes 15 trails, four ski lifts, a terrain park, and the Wolf Ridge Tube Run for an impressive, family-friendly getawayplus, you’ll get to enjoy a beautiful, comfortable ride with unprecedented North Carolina views along the way. 

Expect to pay around $24-$65 for a ticket; however, if you have a group of 15 or more, you can receive a special discount that includes lift tickets, rentals, ski and snowboard lessons, discounted group meals, and accommodations. Make sure to plan in advance, especially on holiday weekends, to save your spot!

Ober Gatlinburg

Ski slopes and ski lift at sunset

Address: 1339 Ski Mountain Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Phone: (865) 436-5423

Distance from Atlanta: 4 hours

Don’t feel like traveling too far, but still craving glittering snow and mountaintop fun? Ober Gatlinburg is one of the closest ski destinations to Atlanta you can find within a four-hour drive. Not only does it offer a place to ski, snowboard, and tube, but Ober also doubles as an amusement park with rides, wildlife encounters, and mini-golf for year-round fun. So if you’re not visiting during ski season (between mid-December and early March), you can still find something for the entire family. Plus, with plenty of nearby lodging options, you can stay to make sure you do it all.

Prices vary based on age and activities, but you can get a premium wristband that includes access to a majority of the activities for an affordable rate. Your bus can park directly at the resort for $8 per vehicle, except on weekends and holidays. However, the parking price has to be paid with each visit, so it might be better to have your bus wait at your lodging area or hotel.

Plan a Ski Trip with National Charter Bus

Don’t let Atlanta’s warmer weather deter you from exploring a winter wonderland. National Charter Bus is here to help your group plan the trip of your dreams with easy group transportation for everyone. Ready to learn more? Call our 24/7 team at (404) 400-1914 for a free bus rental quote.