First time for my kids to see snow. the day before we left Florida, There was a Ulta cold Blizard in the Smokies. BIG Snow storm. so our first day skiing was Awesome only due to the weather. Fresh powder everywhere !!! But on our 3rd day it was it the high 40's to lower 50's and snow was getting slushy and icy. I think Sugar is too much of a risk when it comes to the weather. If I go again, I will book ahead and get slopeside. and DONT rent equipment from anywhere but the resort. I did and I had to drag that stuff around and not fun. I will be spending more money to go where its colder.