Far above it all

Behind the gates: Mountain Air

This hidden North Carolina community has a mountaintop golf course and the highest private runway east of the Mississippi.

There’s just something about the mountains. The winding roads, the abundance of nature, the cool, clean air. A private community near the charming town of Burnsville is at the height of North Carolina mountain living. It’s called Mountain Air, and situated atop Slickrock Mountain at 4,919 feet, it’s a fresh breath of air for second homeowners seeking relaxation, comfort and convenience in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Take a peek behind the gates.

Take flight
In the cool mountain air you can breathe, play, laugh, discover, connect and even fly. Mountain Air is home to the highest private runway east of the Mississippi. For pilots and their guests, there’s nothing that compares to that moment when the wheels of their plane lift off the runway.

Sweet tee
While every golf course has a scenic signature hole, Mountain Air has 18 of them, designed and routed through Slickrock Mountain. Off the course, a learning and performance center features a practice range, climate-controlled hitting bays, a training simulator and a fitting center.

It takes a village
Located at the top of the community, the Slickrock Village Green serves as the centerpiece of the club, offering a host of amenities along with the finest views in the community. Members and guests meet here, gather here, dine here and laugh here.

Close to nature
Other amenities include six parks, over six miles of trails, a nature center, a children’s activity center, a movie theater, a 24-hour fitness center, a heated pool and Spa Tohi, where you can pamper both your inner and outer self.

Have a ball
Whenever anyone visits Mountain Air, they are drawn to the outdoors: to their back decks, to the hiking trails, and certainly to the top-of-the-mountain Har-Tru tennis courts and pickleball court. Playing at 4,919 feet is a unique experience.

Join the club
Mountain Air encompasses 435 homes and condominiums over 500 acres. Membership at Mountain Air Country Club is a choice. Golf, social and non-resident memberships are offered. Learn more at mountainairnc.com.

Iconic American charm
Mountain Air is located just minutes from the quiet mountain town, Burnsville. Stroll down Main Street, visit local artists, meander through the countryside and make lasting memories in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Asheville is a 30-minute scenic drive away.

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