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5 Things to do this Winter at Lookout Mountain, AL

While we think any time of year is a great time to visit, winter at Lookout Mountain offers some unique activities, perfect for your next mountain getaway. No need to sing those winter-time blues with so many things to do this winter on Lookout Mountain, AL.

Cloudmont Ski Resort

Yes, that’s right, Mentone, AL is home to America’s southernmost ski resort! Once temperatures get cold enough Cloudmont Ski Resort works to create snow for visitors to enjoy multiple winter activities such as skiing and sledding. This is a great place for beginners and intermediate skiers to hone in on their skiing skills. Two “pony lifts” take skiers to the top of the slopes, which sit at 1,800 feet for a fun ride back down.

Collinsville Trade Days

Come out and experience the largest outdoor market in the south this winter at Lookout Mountain. While the Collinsville Trade Days can be enjoyed year-round it is nice to visit in the winter with fewer crowds. Open every Saturday shoppers can pick from antiques, collectibles, clothes, furniture, and various seasonal foods.     


Join True Adventure Sports for their Extreme Night Hike and enjoy a night of walking amongst the stars. Winter offers optimal viewing for stargazing due to the fact cooler air cannot hold as much moisture as warm air can. The sky in winter tends to bring a richer, deeper, and darker shade of blue, making those twinkling constellations shine even brighter.

First-day hike with DeSoto State Park

On the first day of the year, DeSoto State Park hosts a hike amongst Alabama’s serene landscape. Join DeSoto State Park, Little River Canyon Preserve, and the JSU field school staff on a beautiful outdoor hike along the West Fork of Little River on the rugged DeSoto Scout Trail. Can you think of a better way to ring in the New Year?

Stay at Mentone Cabins

One of the best ways you can experience winter at Lookout Mountain is by booking a cabin with Mentone Cabins. We offer 30 different cabins sprinkled throughout the Alabama Appalachian foothills and Lookout Mountain, all of which can be enjoyed year-round. Some of our cabins come equipped with a hot tub and fireplaces, perfect for warming up on a cold winter’s day.

Our Mountain Edge cabins offer great views of Lookout Mountain for a quiet getaway, every season of the year.

Mountain Edge cabins:

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Make some mountain memories in our Get-A-Away cabins. Offering unique accommodations to help experience all that Mentone has to offer.

Get-A-Away cabins:

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