Probally most resorts in NC expect maybe Beech and Sugar.
nope. In NC, only saphire valley might fit the bill as I understand it, especially now that 1 of their 2 slopes is a tubing run. All the others may have small acreage but are not really 'small hills' - they are real commercial concerns. We have some lost areas that might have qualified such as Hound Ears or High Meadows. The reason is simple - it takes a lot of money down here to make all that snow and maintain it, so you have to run it like a big mountain with advertising, events, diversions, real estate (in most cases). The 'smallest' hill might be Appalachian which has 3 chair lifts, a platter, a carpet, a boatload of snowmaking, and an ice skating rink. (I do like App, btw). It's a lot easier to have a small hill up north where some snow can be relied upon.
Where's Travis ? He might have the only real small hill in the southeast.
How I would love to have a real small hill nearby - just one rope tow would do it