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Calendar of Events

Hiking with Joel and Kathy Zachry

Hiking with Joel and Kathy Zachry

Mar 30, 7:00am - Mar 30, 10:00am+4Mar 31, 7:00am - Mar 31, 10:00amApr 1, 7:00am - Apr 1, 10:00amApr 2, 7:00am - Apr 2, 10:00amApr 3, 7:00am - Apr 3, 10:00am

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... See MoreSee Less

54 interested
Dulcimer Workshop with Paul & Dee Andry

Dulcimer Workshop with Paul & Dee Andry

Apr 8, 9:00am - Apr 8, 3:00pm+3Apr 9, 9:00am - Apr 9, 3:00pmApr 10, 9:00am - Apr 10, 3:00pmApr 11, 9:00am - Apr 11, 3:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

For over twenty years, Paul Andry has been teaching our mountain dulcimer workshop. Daily classes will consist of beginner’s workshops, followed by group classes for more experienced players. Paul will also offer one-on-one lessons geared to the individual’s interests; new and loaner instruments will be available for first time attendees. Guests are invited to participate in evening “jam” sessions. Paul is Louisiana’s premier mountain dulcimer player and has done much for the dulcimer’s presence in his home state. His lyrical touch on the dulcimer enables him to interpret a diversity of styles of music: Mardi Gras, ragtime, classical, Celtic, pop and traditional American folk music his introduction to the dulcimer was on vacation in Mountain View, AR. He later won and placed in several dulcimer contests there, culminating in the 1994 Texas State Championship. He founded the Bayou Dulcimer Club and is credited as the creator of the highly successful Mardi Gras Dulcimer Festival in Covington, LA. An author of three dulcimer books and a CD entitled “Dixieland Dulcimer Favorites,” Paul teaches and performs at festivals throughout the South. #SMLMusic... See MoreSee Less

82 interested
Hiking with Scott Dean

Hiking with Scott Dean

Apr 13, 7:00am - Apr 13, 2:00pm+6Apr 14, 7:00am - Apr 14, 2:00pmApr 15, 7:00am - Apr 15, 2:00pmApr 16, 7:00am - Apr 16, 2:00pmApr 17, 7:00am - Apr 17, 2:00pmApr 18, 7:00am - Apr 18, 2:00pmApr 19, 7:00am - Apr 19, 2:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Scott joins the Snowbird family once again for wildlife and wildflower walks in the areas surrounding the Lodge. Scott was born and raised in the mountains of southern Appalachia, specifically the coalfields of West Virginia and southwestern Virginia. Western North Carolina has been his home since 1992. After retiring from the military, he attended UNC-Asheville, earning a degree in biology, with a focus on the flora, fauna and geology of the southern Appalachians. He was a walk leader and featured speaker for the UNC-Asheville Wildflower Pilgrimage from 1995 until 2015. Scott has led wildlife and wildflower walks at the Western North Carolina Nature Center, where he worked for a year building the cougar and bobcat habitats, and has served as First Vice President of the Friends of the Nature Center as well as serving on the Town of Weaverville Tree Board. He developed curricula, and teaches field classes for the Blue Ridge Naturalist program now offered at the N. C. Arboretum. With his photography he was a featured speaker at the Great Smoky Mountains Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in 2011. He lives in the Hazelwood district of Waynesville, NC and in Balsam, NC with his wife Laurey-Faye, Loretta, the new wonder dog, and Zeb, the 2nd wonder dog. When not leading natural history programs in the region, he enjoys gardening, hiking, backpacking, and playing around with various stringed, wind, and percussion instruments. Visit Scott at WNC, Naturally #SMLOutdoors... See MoreSee Less

142 interested
Hiking with Keith Watson and Ruth Barber

Hiking with Keith Watson and Ruth Barber

Apr 20, 9:00am - Apr 20, 2:00pm+6Apr 21, 9:00am - Apr 21, 2:00pmApr 22, 9:00am - Apr 22, 2:00pmApr 23, 9:00am - Apr 23, 2:00pmApr 24, 9:00am - Apr 24, 2:00pmApr 25, 9:00am - Apr 25, 2:00pmApr 26, 9:00am - Apr 26, 2:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Ruth Barber and Keith Watson are from the mountains of Eastern Tennessee. They are husband and wife, and together they perform Old-time Mountain Music as Boogertown Gap. Their musical performance includes stories and history of the music, ballads, fiddle tunes, dance tunes and spirituals performed in traditional style and on traditional instruments: fiddle, guitar, claw-hammer banjo, pennywhistle, spoons, washboard, washtub bass and Native American flute.... See MoreSee Less

4 interested
Country Blues with Heidi Holton

Country Blues with Heidi Holton

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

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Country Blues with Heidi Holton #SMLMusic

4 interested
Nature Walks with John & Nancy Rennie

Nature Walks with John & Nancy Rennie

Apr 29, 7:00am - Apr 29, 2:00pm+4Apr 30, 7:00am - Apr 30, 2:00pmMay 1, 7:00am - May 1, 2:00pmMay 2, 7:00am - May 2, 2:00pmMay 3, 7:00am - May 3, 2:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Nature Walks with John and Nancy Rennie 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

4 interested
Birding with Emilie Travis

Birding with Emilie Travis

May 4, 7:00am - May 4, 2:00pm+6May 5, 7:00am - May 5, 2:00pmMay 6, 7:00am - May 6, 2:00pmMay 7, 7:00am - May 7, 2:00pmMay 8, 7:00am - May 8, 2:00pmMay 9, 7:00am - May 9, 2:00pmMay 10, 7:00am - May 10, 2:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Birding with Emilie Travis #SMLOutdoors

11 interested
Birding with Aaron Steed

Birding with Aaron Steed

May 18, 7:00am - May 18, 2:00pm+6May 19, 7:00am - May 19, 2:00pmMay 20, 7:00am - May 20, 2:00pmMay 21, 7:00am - May 21, 2:00pmMay 22, 7:00am - May 22, 2:00pmMay 23, 7:00am - May 23, 2:00pmMay 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. #SMLOutdoors... See MoreSee Less

4 interested
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 #SMLCulinary #SMLMusic

5 interested  ·  1 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. #SMLOutdoors... See MoreSee Less

29 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. #SMLOutdoors... See MoreSee Less

62 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. #SMLArt... See MoreSee Less

1 interested
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 #SMLOutdoors

2 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 #SMLMusic

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

3 interested  ·  1 going
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 #SMLMusic

2 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 #SMLMusic

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

#SMLMusic

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 #SMLCulinary #SMLMusic

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... See MoreSee Less

1 interested
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. #SMLOutdoors... See MoreSee Less

2 interested
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 #SMLCulinary

5 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 #SMLCulinary

2 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