Kim Jochl of Sugar Mountain Resort in North Carolina says the resort has a $110 deal that gives guests four sessions on the snow over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 25 to 28. She calls it the Thanksgiving Turkey Treat.

Deadline to buy the lift ticket package is 4 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22.

Sugar opened for skiing and riding Nov. 6, and will operate as long as snow cover remains sufficient.

Jochl was a bit worried about a mild spell moving into North Carolina, but also was hopeful that cold weather would come in behind it, allowing for continued, or resumed, operation for Thanksgiving.

One good thing about the Thanksgiving Turkey Treat option: If there's no skiing or riding over Thanksgiving, guests can use the lift ticket package on any four non-holiday weekdays throughout the season.

Sugar also has lodging deals available through the resort's lodging partners, and detailed on the Web site. These Winter Value Packages offer savings of 30 percent to 40 percent on the price of lift tickets, rentals, and lodging.

"Skiing and riding were good Saturday, and fantastic on Sunday. They've been pretty good the last two days as well," Jochl said Tuesday, Nov. 9.

"I went mountain biking this morning, and it was a little ironic to be on top of one mountain on my mountain bike, looking at our mountain with two slopes that are open, on a 20-inch base," she said.

"I like to carve the skis, dig into the surface and carve my turns, and the snow had really set up overnight last night (Monday night, Nov. 8). You get more power out of it, you're able to use your technique when you ski. When it's soft you make nice turns back and forth, but don't really feel your technique," she said.

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