☀ Anyone else have that itch to get outside?

Join us for the first paddling event of the year -- the Glacier Breaker kicks off the Nantahala season February 25th - 26th, 2017.

Not competing, but ready to get outside? Come on out, watch the fun and gear up for a local hike on the AT or a mountain bike ride in the smokies.

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NRC Glacier Breaker | Feb 25th - 26th @ NOC

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NOC Instructor Curtis checking in from the Trancura river in Pucón, Chile. Even in the "off season" you can find our staff guiding rivers around the World.

Curtis began as a river guide with NOC on the Nolichucky years ago. Today we are proud to call him a Master Guide, Paddling Instructor and friend.

Looking for an exciting outdoor recreation job? Check out our openings at:
Looking for a scenic winter road trip?

We are excited to be featured as 1 of the 5 scenic drives in our region from our friends at GreatSmokies.com.

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Nantahala Outdoor Center

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NOC’s Premier Raft Guide School has taught thousands of potential guides the beginner skills of navigating whitewater and for many led to their first job in the outdoor industry.

"If you want a life changing experience, take a week and go do raft guide school. It will change your life. Best medicine ever."
— J David S.

Spring break in the outdoors, what could be better?

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Raft Guide School - Nantahala Outdoor Center Careers

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From our NOC family to yours, we wish you a wonderful Holiday season and a New Year filled with fun and outdoor adventure!
Trying to find that perfect gift for your outdoor enthusiast? NOC's gift cards can be used toward purchasing a rafting adventure, a North Face jacket, a boat or bike, a kayaking lesson, a wilderness medicine class, Guide School* and everything in between! To purchase visit: noc.com/gift-cards

*Guide School is a unique gift for any college student who loves the outdoors! NOC offers Guide...
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The NOC Great Outpost in Gatlinburg started welcoming Guest back to the store this past Friday, and your outpouring of support has been tremendous!

We have so much to be thankful for this Holiday season! We want to once again thank the US Forest Service, Fire and Rescue units that came from all over to Gatlinburg, TN and to our campus in Wesser, NC, Police and other first responders as well...
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Are you considering a career in Emergency Medical Services? Or maybe you are looking to build your medical knowledge for expeditions, wilderness guide positions or search & rescue teams? Join NOC's Wilderness Medicine professionals for our next SOLO Wilderness EMT Intensive or WEMT that begins February 12. To find out more visit our course page below, give us a call at 828-488-7243 or email...
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Wilderness EMT Course

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We are excited to announce that NOC Gatlinburg will reopen this coming Friday at 10am. We are proud to be part of such an amazing community that has shown such resilience and resolve since the tragic forest fires that swept through the area. We were so very fortunate and appreciative to all the fire agencies that saved our store and many of our employees' homes from the fires. However, there...
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This image taken yesterday evening shows one of the more intense moments in NOC's 44 year history as the forest fire burned at our doorsteps. We are incredibly grateful and offer our sincerest appreciation to all of the Swain County fire and police agencies and the National Forest Service, both our local Nantahala partners and those who have come from around the U.S. to assist. Their well...
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With wildfires burning in and around Gatlinburg, our thoughts are with the entire community, as well as our dear friends and co-workers at our NOC Gatlinburg store. The store will be closed today and tomorrow, and we’ll post updates as information becomes available. For information about conditions in the area, visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park Facebook page. We extend our sincerest...
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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We’re excited to announce that NOC is back OPEN for business!

We are so thankful to the U.S. Forest Service as well as the emergency response crews and police from Swain County who worked tirelessly (and still are) to make sure that our community and NOC were protected from the forest fires. While the fires are not fully contained, conditions have greatly improved. The northbound section of...
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This image taken yesterday evening shows one of the more intense moments in NOC's 44 year history as the forest fire burned at our doorsteps. We are incredibly grateful and offer our sincerest appreciation to all of the Swain County fire and police agencies and the National Forest Service, both our local Nantahala partners and those who have come from around the U.S. to assist. Their well...
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As forest fire evacuations continue to increase, NOC is now opening Basecamp Lodging beyond the days previously specified. We welcome all evacuees in the area and will provide shelter as long as we are able. Please call ahead at 828-488-2175 between 9am and 5pm. Proof of address required; bring bedding and a towel. [ Noc.com Link ]
To our NOC neighbors evacuating homes located up Silvermine and Taylor Roads due to the close proximity of the Tellico forest fire: We are providing Basecamp Lodging as shelter for you during the next three nights, Nov. 9, 10 and 11. If you live in the evacuation area, please call ahead at 828-488-2175 between 9am and 5pm to notify our staff. You will need to provide proof of address, and...
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With several forest fires burning in North Carolina, including our own Nantahala National Forest, here’s an easy way to stay current with closures and park alerts. Please keep informed and stay safe.
Protect the places you love, and come stay with us while you're out chasing waterfalls!