Skier & Snowboarder-Submitted Reviews for Cataloochee Ski Area

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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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  • 3

    NC's fourth best mountain

    by otgoal21 - 26th January 2011

    Pros: Lots of natural snow after big snowfall, quick lift lines

    Cons: limited terrain, crowded with many amateurish patrons

    Went to Cataloochee for a day trip a few weeks ago. Had a beautiful day and enjoyed getting a few runs in. Having been to Beech and Wolf Ridge, it is not as... Full review

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  • 1

    vacation visit

    by xmissy - 1st January 2011

    Pros: close to atlanta

    Cons: overpriced, over crowded, poor layout

    Our recent visit to Cataloochee Ski Resort was our last. Far too many people allowed on slopes for facilities provided. Our trip was an attempt to enjoy so... Full review

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  • 4

    2nd time skiing in 6 years

    by gilbert4 - 14th February 2010

    Pros: great instructor, friendly staff; affordable package

    Cons: green slope steep; difficult transition from bunny slope

    This was our family's 2nd time ever skiing....two 40+ adults and two teenagers. (We had gone to Sugar Mtn 6 years ago and learned very little in the 30 min... Full review

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  • 3

    Good for the Region

    by NGrim - 25th January 2010

    Pros: Snow making and run conditions, Ski Patrol and lift staff

    Cons: Equipment rental staff was nonattentive and disinterested

    I had not skied Catalooche in at least 12 years and was pleasantly surprised by the resorts' improvements in snow making and coverage of all the terrain. I... Full review

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  • 3

    It wasnt too bad

    by xXaNt609Xx - 15th January 2010

    Pros: Nice freestyle terrain for beginners, snow board instructors

    Cons: rental people were lazy and rude

    first the people who were over the rentals were just rude and lazy.. i was not pleased at all.. almost every snowboard there had the bindings on the wrong s... Full review

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  • 3

    It works

    by kpkayaker08 - 12th January 2010

    Pros: Good for its location

    Cons: its location

    Alright so here is the deal your in the SE looking for snowboarding/skiing so don't expect amazing snow with tons of slopes as apparently many of the previo... Full review

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