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Birding with Aaron Steed

Birding with Aaron Steed

May 24, 7:00am - May 24, 2:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Birding with Aaron Steed

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.

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Memorial Day BBQ with Carolina Bluegrass Boys

Memorial Day BBQ with Carolina Bluegrass Boys

May 25, 4:00pm - May 25, 7:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Memorial Day BBQ with Carolina Bluegrass Boys
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114 interested  ·  5 going
Nature Walks with Alexandra Holland

Nature Walks with Alexandra Holland

May 28, 7:00am - May 28, 2:00pm+4May 29, 7:00am - May 29, 2:00pmMay 30, 7:00am - May 30, 2:00pmMay 31, 7:00am - May 31, 2:00pmJun 1, 7:00am - Jun 1, 2:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Nature Walks with Alexandra Holland

Alexandra Holland graduated from Duke University and earned her Master's degree in botany from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also certified as a Blue Ridge Naturalist. Alexandra teaches botany classes at the NC Arboretum in Asheville, NC and leads nature hikes for a variety of community organizations. She has volunteered with the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin, TX, helping with school groups and creating displays, and she has assisted with the preschool and school groups at the NC Arboretum. Alexandra has a passion for getting people of all ages excited about the natural world through classes, hikes, and photography.


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38 interested
Night Walking with Synchronous Fireflies and Wanda Dewaard

Night Walking with Synchronous Fireflies and Wanda Dewaard

Jun 3, 6:00pm - Jun 3, 10:00pm+5Jun 4, 6:00pm - Jun 4, 10:00pmJun 5, 6:00pm - Jun 5, 10:00pmJun 6, 6:00pm - Jun 6, 10:00pmJun 7, 6:00pm - Jun 7, 10:00pmJun 8, 6:00pm - Jun 8, 10:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Night Walking with Synchronous Fireflies and Wanda Dewaard

Come to the mountains and join outdoor educator Wanda DeWaard. She will show you around our amazing forest trails at night! Learn to be more comfortable in the forest after dark by using your senses to move safely and with awareness. These walks will begin in the evening just before dark and will discuss bioluminescence and the natural history of synchronous fireflies as the hikes lead to an area suitable for viewing these amazing creatures!

Wanda DeWaard is an outdoor educator who has shared Earth Kinship and environmental awareness with people of all ages and a wide variety of backgrounds in community groups, schools, colleges, camps, environmental centers and teacher conferences since 1974. She holds a Masters degree in Recreation and Environmental Education and has directed youth and family programs all over the United States as well as in Canada and Germany. Currently, Wanda works as an outdoor program consultant and freelance outdoor educator in the Great Smoky Mountains area. Anything and everything in the natural world brings out her enthusiasm and contagious sense of fun.


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80 interested
Encaustic Workshop with Kat Fitzpatrick

Encaustic Workshop with Kat Fitzpatrick

Jun 10, 9:00am - Jun 10, 3:00pm+5Jun 11, 9:00am - Jun 11, 3:00pmJun 12, 9:00am - Jun 12, 3:00pmJun 13, 9:00am - Jun 13, 3:00pmJun 14, 9:00am - Jun 14, 3:00pmJun 15, 9:00am - Jun 15, 3:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Encaustic Workshop with Kat Fitzpatrick

This is a workshop for the curious, the lover of color and beeswax, the artist and the beginner. Through the ancient medium of encaustic we will create small, portable works of art based on our Snowbird experience or whatever you can imagine. I will teach you collage, fusing, carving, excising, drawing into, the use of hand made stencils and transfers using your images or mine. Whether you stay a day or a week, there will be an encaustic art studio at your fingertips. I will provide all necessary materials and tools. All you need to bring is a willing and open mind and small black and white high contrast photocopies (if you want).

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.

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Nature Walks with Leon Bates

Nature Walks with Leon Bates

Jun 17, 7:00am - Jun 23, 2:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Nature Walks with Leon Bates
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3 interested
Country Blues with Heidi Holton

Country Blues with Heidi Holton

Jun 29, 6:00pm - Jun 29, 9:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Country Blues with Heidi Holton
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1 interested
Painting with Nan Cunningham

Painting with Nan Cunningham

Jul 13, 3:00pm - Jul 18, 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... See MoreSee Less

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Country Blues with Heidi Holton

Country Blues with Heidi Holton

Jul 27, 6:00pm - Jul 27, 9:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Country Blues with Heidi Holton
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3 interested
Carolina Bluegrass Boys

Carolina Bluegrass Boys

Aug 3, 5:00pm - Aug 3, 8:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Carolina Bluegrass Boys
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1 interested
Photography with Mark Dauber

Photography with Mark Dauber

Aug 5, 12:00pm - Aug 8, 3:00pm

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

Wine Dinner with Nick Demos

Aug 10, 5:00pm - Aug 10, 8:00pm

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

3 interested  ·  1 going
Music with Hannah Styles

Music with Hannah Styles

Aug 24, 6:00pm - Aug 24, 8:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

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3 interested  ·  1 going
Labor Day BBQ and Carolina Bluegrass Boys

Labor Day BBQ and Carolina Bluegrass Boys

Aug 31, 4:00pm - Aug 31, 9:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Labor Day BBQ and Carolina Bluegrass Boys
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3 interested
Wine Dinner with Nick Demos

Wine Dinner with Nick Demos

Sep 14, 5:00pm - Sep 14, 8:00pm

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
Birding with Simon Thompson

Birding with Simon Thompson

Sep 21, 11:00am - Sep 27, 2:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Nationally recognized ornithologist Simon Thompson joins us during the spring migration to help us locate and identify the birds that surround the Lodge. Simon has led trips throughout the world for birders and naturalists, and is very active in conservation and birding organizations in Western North Carolina.

Simon Thompson owns and operates his own bird watching and natural history tour company, Ventures, Inc., based in Asheville, NC. The company leads small groups of naturalists and birders both within North America and to many locations throughout the world.

In western North Carolina, he is also the ornithologist at Chimney Rock Park and is active with both the Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society and the Henderson County Bird Club. Since moving permanently to the US in 1987, Simon has been the ornithologist and nature director at the Foothills Equestrian Nature Center (FENCE) in Tryon, NC. He has been active in various conservations activities, is a member of the American Birding Association and the Carolina Bird Club, and plans many bird watching talks and programs throughout western NC.

Simon and his partner, Chris, own the Asheville, NC Wild Birds Unlimited Store. As well as selling a great line of top quality bird seed and feeders, they also stock an excellent selection of bird houses, books, binoculars and a unique line of North Carolina nature gifts. #SMLOutdoors
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Hiking with Joel and Kathy Zachry

Hiking with Joel and Kathy Zachry

Nov 2, 7:00am - Nov 2, 2:00pm+5Nov 3, 7:00am - Nov 3, 2:00pmNov 4, 7:00am - Nov 4, 2:00pmNov 5, 7:00am - Nov 5, 2:00pmNov 6, 7:00am - Nov 6, 2:00pmNov 7, 7:00am - Nov 7, 2:00pm

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.
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Wine Dinner with John McCune

Wine Dinner with John McCune

Nov 15, 6:00pm - Nov 15, 9:00pm+1Nov 16, 6:00pm - Nov 16, 9:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Wine Dinner with John McCune
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6 interested
Thanksgiving Celebration at Snowbird Mountain Lodge

Thanksgiving Celebration at Snowbird Mountain Lodge

Nov 28, 11:00am - Nov 28, 7:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

2019 Thanksgiving Celebration at Snowbird Lodge
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3 interested
2019 Season Closing Day

2019 Season Closing Day

Nov 30, 11:00am - Nov 30, 12:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

2019 Season Closing Day at Snowbird Mountain Lodge

1 interested