Sugar is likely the best resort in NC. However, NC is not a good state for skiing. Sugar does not handle crowds well. The experience there during crowded conditions is poor. They do seem to be able to produce a lot of snow when conditions are marginal. They are very focused on scanning every person, every time they get on a lift. They seems to always overstate their base. If you will look on this website (onthesnow) you will see that sugar will report the most base in the southeastern US. This is an obvious misrepresentation of the conditions. I have had some good times at sugar, but I do not go there unless conditions are stellar. Because, what you read will almost always be better than what you see when you arrive.