Avery County is a very rural and mountainous area with all of the county's terrain located within the Appalachian Mountains range. Due to its higher elevation, Avery County enjoys considerably cooler summers than the lowland areas to the east. The highest point in the county is Grassy Ridge Bald, rising to 6,165 feet above sea level. Avery County is home to popular ski resorts, and large producers of Fraser Fir Christmas Trees. Find land for sale in Avery County NC!