Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Cataloochee Ski Area

Planning a ski trip to Cataloochee Ski Area? Browse our collection of visitor-generated reviews that rank the mountain and ski town on a scale of one to five stars in the following categories: Overall Rating, All-Mountain Terrain, Nightlife, Terrain Park and Family Friendly. See how Cataloochee Ski Area stacks up to others in terms of skiing and après, and read up on pros, cons and comments from fellow skiers and snowboarders. Don't forget to submit your own Cataloochee Ski Area review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your ski area experience. Positive reviews also give your favorite ski resort a chance to win a prestigious OnTheSnow Visitors' Choice Award.

Overall Rating: 3.4

Rating Details:

  • Family Friendly
  • 4.0
  • All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 49.5
  • Terrain Park
  • 3.1
  • Nightlife
  • 1.9

Recommended For:

  • Singles
  • 25%
  • Beginner
  • 50%
  • Families
  • 63%
  • Intermediate
  • 47%
  • Empty Nesters
  • 25%
  • Advanced
  • 22%

Helpful Highlights:

This was our second trip to Cataloochee. Learning from last time we resisted the urge to start skiing on Friday late afternoon already as this will cost a f...

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  • 4

    Presidents Day skiing at Cataloochee 2013

    by Reeyette - 22nd February 2013

    Pros: Close to Atlanta, great kids' ski school

    Cons: long lines, limited area

    This was our second trip to Cataloochee. Learning from last time we resisted the urge to start skiing on Friday late afternoon already as this will cost a f... Full review

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  • 1

    Unfriendly staff, dangerous equipment

    by Qt02537 - 22nd February 2013

    Pros: Close by Greenville, SC

    Cons: Unfriendly, dangerous

    First, I had to return to have my bindings adjusted because it was too loose to hold my boot. Then, bindings came completely off as I was going down a bla... Full review

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  • 5

    Great family ski trip

    by Doboyd - 30th December 2011

    Pros: Instructors, clean, ease of use, fun

    Cons: none

    We went to this resort as a first time skiing family. The instructors were great. Everyone was friendly. The staff were very personable. They even changed o... Full review

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  • 5

    Charming North Carolina Ski Resort

    by mcc18 - 22nd December 2011

    Pros: great ski school, groomed surface, terrain parks, great for learners

    Cons: lift lines, prices

    This ski resort has received many reviews from displeased guests. However, underneath their misspelled, hateful reviews one can see that it is in fact a ski... Full review

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  • 5

    I am a local

    by jordo112 - 28th February 2011

    Pros: weekdays aren't crowded employees are cool

    Cons: 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 co... Full review

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  • 1

    The worst skiing experience in my life

    by minala - 31st January 2011

    Pros: Close to Atlanta (but not worth the trip)

    Cons: Everything else

    To sum up my lengthy review--boring slopes, no options whatsoever, slow & old lifts, crowds, scores of newbies that run into people, ridiculous prices, horr... Full review

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