About Banner Elk, NC

Nestled in the center of the High Country of Western North Carolina, Banner Elk is the place to BE. The richness of the land, the diverse activities, and majestic beauty bring many visitors to the area each year.  Guests find the small town atmosphere, relaxed environment, and friendly people a reason to return and make their home in Banner Elk.

Banner Elk is a bustling Resort community, and is aptly labeled the Ski Capital of the Southeast, situated between the two largest Ski Resorts in NC.  Sugar Mountain Resort and Beech Mountain Resort boast high speed chairs, a variety of terrain, and even a Sky Bar.  They operate throughout the year, offering chair lift rides, hikes, mountain biking, and events. 

Banner Elk is also home to Lees McRae, a small liberal arts school that has the highest elevation of any college campus east of the Mississippi.  LMC is well known for their outstanding Summer Theater program, and National Championship Cycling and Soccer programs.

This town has unique charm, with the annual Wolly Worm Festival.  This two day event gives prizes to those with the fastest wolly worm, whose colors determine the winter weather forecast.  In summer, stop by the town park for live music every Thursday evening for live music after the farmer’s market.


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