weekdays aren't crowded employees are cool
slow lifts, small mountain, alot of beginners on weekends
i go to cataloochee almost every single day, only missing 2 days a week at most, and i have worked almost every job they have. cataloochee is perfect for collage students, and terrible for families. if you are looking for a mtn to "party" on then this is the one to do it on. DON'T COME ON WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS i would highly recommend bringing your own food and your own beer, because food and alcohol is very expensive. besides the crowds, peak season (mid December through mid January) has by far the best snow and all around conditions. the terrain park is usually nice, but not anything like Appalachians park. during peak season we have great tree runs as far as north carolina goes. i would not take families with young kids although we do have a pretty good ski school including a kids program.