December 27, 2023

❄ Hit the Slopes Near Winston-Salem

The Go-To Winston-Salem

December 27, 2023

Winter Activities

It’s the perfect time of year to hit the slopes! Check out these 5 spots to ski, snowboard, or snow tube down the mountain.

Where to Ski, Snowboard, and Snow Tube Near Winston-Salem

Photo courtesy of Hawksnest Snow Tubing and Zipline

Lift tickets start at $27+ and $13+ for ice skating | Blowing Rock, NC | ~ 2 hours from Winston-Salem | Skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating

Lift tickets start at $30+ and $34+ for snow tubing | Beech Mountain, NC | ~ 2.5 hours from Winston-Salem | Skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing

Lift tickets start at $24+, $36+ for snow tubing, and $25+ for ice skating | Sugar Mountain, NC | ~ 2 hours from Winston-Salem | Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing, ice skating, and snowshoeing

Lift tickets start at $49+ and $35+ for snowtubing | Ghent, WV | ~ 2.5 hours from Winston-Salem | Skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing

Prices start at $35+ | Seven Devils, NC | ~ 1 hour and 45 minutes from Winston-Salem | Snow tubing

Flywheel Coworking

💻 Watch your 2024 vision and goals come to fruition at Flywheel Coworking.

~ Community
~ Work-life balance
~ Networking
~ Productivity

Check out their flexible and affordable membership plans to find community, connection, and balance this year.*


Friday, December 29

  • Free Ride - Join Cyclebar Winston-Salem for a free community ride. Visit their website to make an account and click on Friday, December 29th to sign up. 5:30 PM*

  • Comedy and BrewPub Tour - Climb aboard a trolley for a hilarious trip around town featuring an onboard comedy show and a tasting at a local brewpub. 7 PM

  • New Year's Eve Eve Eve Party - The party starts a few days early at Real World Ballroom. Enjoy dance lessons, party favors, and a cash bar! 8 PM

  • Vision Board - Create your personalized vision board at Pink Moon Café. Materials provided. 6-8 PM

Saturday, December 30

  • Hockey Game - Cheer on the Carolina Thunderbirds as they take on the Columbus River Dragons at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds. 6:05 PM*

  • Interactive Play - Bring the kids to watch Bremen Town Musicians at Bookmarks. Tickets are free, but registration is required. 11 AM

  • Basketball Game - Wake Forest takes on Virginia Tech at LJVM Coliseum. 2 PM

  • Noon Year's Eve Party - Celebrate the new year while it’s still light outside at Salem Lake Marina! There will be food, music, dancing, and crafts. 11 AM

Sunday, December 31

  • New Year’s Eve - Check out our roundup of 20+ events in Winston-Salem, including family-friendly, free, and ticketed events.

  • Cocktail Class - Join Easytalk at the bar to learn how to make champagne cocktails. 4 PM

Monday, January 1

  • Yoga Class - Start 2024 with the Yoga(mmunity) Tribe at Radar Brewing. Donation-based all-levels yoga class followed by community and connection. 11 AM

  • Mimosa Mile - Join Washington Park CrossFit at Happy Hill Park for their first annual “Mimosa Mile” - run a lap, drink a mimosa, and repeat. 10 AM

Greater Winston-Salem Inc.’s year-in-review recap

⏪ Check out Greater Winston-Salem Inc.’s year-in-review recap of economic wins, talent + workforce development, and the business climate. Here are a few highlights:

~ 83 new members
~ $223K awarded in Minority Business Enterprise Grant Program grant funding
~ 78 active economic development projects in the pipeline*

Other News

  • Light Shows: Team member Christy recently found a Facebook group dedicated to sharing 2023 Forsyth County Christmas Light Displays. Popular mentions include 7606 Glenn Ferry Road in Pfafftown, 1776 Bradley Road in Pinnacle, Harpers Grove Lane in Clemmons, and 2432 Maplewood Avenue in Winston-Salem.

  • Dodgeball: Greater Stonewall Sports League is bringing an adult dodgeball league to the Hanes Hosiery Community Center. Registration closes after January 14, and the first game is on January 21.

  • Save the Date: The 46 Miles of HOPE Run takes place on January 20. Participants can run a 1-mile, 5K, 10K, or the full 46 miles. All proceeds benefit HOPE of Winston Salem.

  • Reopening: Fulton Family YMCA reopens on January 1. The space features a pool with lap lanes, areas for racquetball and basketball, a gym, and an indoor track.

  • Looking Back: There have been several key developments in Innovation Quarter in 2023. These developments include a new head of life sciences and ecosystem development, Phase 2 infrastructure work kicking off, and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist announcing Innovation Quarter as the location of its upcoming Eye Institute.


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Upcoming Events

  • Ask a Recruiter - Join Greater Winston-Salem as they welcome top recruiters from the area to offer job search and career tips to local job seekers on January 18.

  • Free Coworking - Enjoy a day of coworking, lunch, productivity, and networking with Flywheel Coworking's Community Day on January 24. Register today!

  • Spark - Discover the power of intrapreneurship through engaging talks, interactive workshops, and networking opportunities hosted by Intrapreneurs Forum on January 31.


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