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Experience the magic without ever leaving the Lodge. Enjoy our away-from-it-all adventures that include cultural interests, our natural wilderness environment, and world-class culinary events.

Calendar of Events

Independence Day Celebration and BBQ w/ Carolina Bluegrass Boy

Independence Day Celebration and BBQ w/ Carolina Bluegrass Boy

Jul 1, 3:00pm - Jul 1, 10:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

#SMLCulinaryEvent #SMLMusic

7 interested  ·  1 going
Painting with Nan Cunningham- July 14- 21, 2017

Painting with Nan Cunningham- July 14- 21, 2017

Jul 14, 3:00pm - Jul 21, 6:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Nan Cunningham has been teaching people to paint for over 40 years, and now she is back at Snowbird! Her workshops are fun-filled, information-packed, lively adventures into creating your own artwork. All levels welcome from true beginners to the most experienced painters. Bring your favorite materials and join in the fun of painting, collaging and printing the beauty of Snowbird. Nan Cunningham is an Auburn University graduate and a faculty member of Arrowmont School and Armory Learning Center. She is a teacher/painter in high demand for her workshops and expressive presentations. Her personal presence and uncanny ability to translate emotion through light, color, form and story give voice and feeling to her paintings and teaching. This will not be a workshop to miss! #SMLArt

3 interested
HotWax! Encaustic Art with Kit Fitzpatrick - July 22-28, 2017

HotWax! Encaustic Art with Kit Fitzpatrick - July 22-28, 2017

Jul 22, 3:00pm - Jul 28, 6:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Join Gulf Coast artist Kat Fitzpatrick, M.A.Ed. in exploring the ancient(1800 year old) medium of encaustic. Beeswax melted with damar crystals and colorful pigment produces an ideal art medium that can be painted, carved or layered, creating collage with photo transfers, cool papers, personal artifacts. Complete beginners as well as experienced artists are gently guided to find ways to create encaustic images of deep beauty and mystery. Come with a playful attitude and some small high contrast black and white photocopies...maybe you as a child, your grandchild, a favorite tree or pet? Join us for a day or a week. #SMLArt

4 interested
Music with Hannah Styles

Music with Hannah Styles

Aug 5, 6:00pm - Aug 5, 8:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

#SMLMusic

13 interested  ·  2 going
Photography with Mark Dauber- August 7-10, 2017

Photography with Mark Dauber- August 7-10, 2017

Aug 7, 4:00pm - Aug 10, 7:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

I have a great camera, have taken thousands of pictures and still can’t seem to capture the images I see. If this sounds familiar, then perhaps you should join us for this fabulous workshop. Mark Dauber has had numerous exhibits throughout the US and has led workshops across the globe. He is renowned for his easy ability to communicate and coach a wide variety of students, from beginners to professionals. Mark can show you how to capture the images you see and give you the tools necessary to shoot the images you’ve always wanted. Mark Dauber is a fine art photographer born in Birmingham, Alabama. He has had numerous exhibits throughout the United States, and his work is included in various private and institutional collections. Mark has led his own workshops in various international locations, including Guatemala. In 1991, he produced the architectural photography for the highly praised exhibit and catalogue, “Palladio In Alabama”. Mark’s work is primarily influenced by his friend and teacher, Paul Caponigro, universally regarded as one of the great maters of fine art photography. Mark has served as a teaching assistant to Mr. Caponigro both in Ireland and in Maine in the acclaimed Maine Photographic Workshops, and now is teaching workshops at The Dauber Gallery. #SMLOutdoors #SMLArt... See MoreSee Less

Wine Dinner with Nick Demos- August 12, 2017

Wine Dinner with Nick Demos- August 12, 2017

Aug 12, 4:00pm - Aug 12, 7:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Sommelier Nick Demos will join us at Snowbird for another wine dinner where he will provide guests with the perfect blend of entertainment and information. This dinner will feature a single vintner’s series of wines paired with a five-course menu from our chefs, and these special wines will be available for purchase at the conclusion of your stay. #SMLCulinaryEvent

2 interested
Salamander Hunting with Emilie Travis- August 19-25, 2017

Salamander Hunting with Emilie Travis- August 19-25, 2017

Aug 19, 4:00pm - Aug 25, 7:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

#SMLOutdoors

3 interested  ·  1 going
Carolina Bluegrass Boys/ Labor Day BBQ- September 2, 2017

Carolina Bluegrass Boys/ Labor Day BBQ- September 2, 2017

Sep 2, 4:00pm - Sep 2, 7:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

#SMLMusic #SMLCuinaryEvent

1 going
Wine Dinner with Nick Demos- September 9, 2017

Wine Dinner with Nick Demos- September 9, 2017

Sep 9, 4:00pm - Sep 9, 7:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Sommelier Nick Demos will join us at Snowbird for another wine dinner where he will provide guests with the perfect blend of entertainment and information. This dinner will feature a single vintner’s series of wines paired with a five-course menu from our chefs, and these special wines will be available for purchase at the conclusion of your stay. #SMLCulinary

1 interested
Nature Walks with Nancy and John Rennie- September 18-22, 2017

Nature Walks with Nancy and John Rennie- September 18-22, 2017

Sep 18, 4:00pm - Sep 22, 7:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Nancy and John Rennie return this spring and fall for another season of leading hikes. Longtime Snowbird guests, they bring a professional interest in nature and much experience in hiking. Nancy studied botany and horticulture at the University of Tennessee before starting her own business, Natural Designs, a native-plant based landscape design company. She has been a leader with the Gatlinburg Wildflower Pilgrimage since the late 1960's and has extensive knowledge of the local flora. John is retired from the University of Tennessee where he taught forestry for more than 30 years. They particularly enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of nature on hikes to many locations near Snowbird. Their evening slide presentations include programs on their travels in the US and abroad, and on various aspects of nature in the southern Appalachians. Please join us for this delightful week of hiking and exploring nature at Snowbird. #SMLOutdoors... See MoreSee Less

1 going
Birding with Aaron Steed - September 23- 29,, 2017

Birding with Aaron Steed - September 23- 29,, 2017

Sep 23, 4:00pm - Sep 29, 7:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Aaron Steed has been interested in birds and natural history his entire life. Originally from Wilmington, NC, Aaron received his B.S. in General Biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2010. He has been birding and hiking all over the southeastern US as well as New Mexico, Colorado and Texas. He has worked with Audubon NC, searching for Piping Plover nesting sites, and with Texas A&M mapping the territories of Golden-cheeked Warblers and Black-capped Vireos on Fort Hood in central Texas. He has also spent several seasons with Southern Appalachian Raptor Research (SARR), learning the art of banding songbirds and migratory hawk-counting at Big Bald Banding Station in Mars Hill, NC. Though he loves traveling and birding new places, he'll always be drawn back to the Asheville area by the splendid beauty and biodiversity of the Southern Appalachians. #SMLOutdoors

Hiking with Kathy and Joel Zachary - November 4-10, 2017

Hiking with Kathy and Joel Zachary - November 4-10, 2017

Nov 4, 4:00pm - Nov 10, 6:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

The Zachrys continue to entertain and enlighten Snowbird’s guests on informative and enjoyable hikes in our area. Having completed the 2,175 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 2005, Joel and Kathy return eager to share their experiences by leading investigative walks and narrative hikes through local mountain scenery. Joel is a retired college biology professor and Kathy is a retired medical company executive who brings to Snowbird more than 50 years of collective outdoor experience.

Joel and Kathy are program managers and the longest-serving naturalist couple for the award-winning Smoky Mountain Field School. They also lead backcountry trips to Alaska through their Great Outdoors! Adventure Travel company. The Zachrys are also the authors of Bears We’ve Met, short stories of close encounters, available at the Lodge gift shop. #SMLOutdoors

Wine Dinners with John McCune- November 10 and 11, 2017

Wine Dinners with John McCune- November 10 and 11, 2017

Nov 10, 3:00pm - Nov 11, 6:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

There is no event at Snowbird that is more fun than when our friend and Sommelier John McCune is here celebrating with awesome wines and stories from around the globe! His extensive travels through California, New Zealand, France, South Africa and Argentina have given him access to some of the finest wines in the world. Make plans now to hear, see, taste, learn and laugh with John. #SMLCulinary

Thanksgiving at Snowbird Mountain Lodge- November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving at Snowbird Mountain Lodge- November 23, 2017

Nov 23, 3:00pm - Nov 23, 6:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

#SMLCulinary

2 interested