[R434R, Sugar Mountain] honors the memory of its former director of operations with the Richard T. Trundy Memorial Sugar Cup Competition March 1. Proceeds from the event go to the American Cancer Society in Trundy's memory. Participants must be at least at an intermediate level to compete.

Boss Hawg offers acoustic North Carolina High Country bluegrass music 4 to 6 p.m. March 7, March 14, and March 28.

Beginning March 9 and running through the end of the season, Sugar Mountain is offering up to 25 percent in savings on lift tickets, rentals, and lessons.

Sugar Bear and Sweetie Bear lead an Easter Egg Hunt on the slopes March 22. Skiers and riders of all ages are invited to dress up in Easter garb and search for prize-filled eggs sprinkled around the mountain. Sugar's operators say one egg might contain a season pass.

Sugar Mountain Resort is the largest ski area in North Carolina, and a long-time favorite with families. Sugar has a vertical drop of 1,200 feet off a summit elevation of 5,300 feet.

The resort offers 20 slopes and 115 acres of skiable terrain, served by four double chairs, a triple chair, a handle tow, a magic carpet in the beginners area, and a magic carpet in the tubing park. The longest run is 1.5 miles.

The resort also offers snowshoeing and ice skating.

Fifteen trails comprising 100 acres are lighted for night skiing 6 to 10 p.m. all season.

Sugar likes to remind skiers and riders that it has the most skiing acreage, the biggest vertical drop, the two longest double chairlifts, and the longest trail of any ski area in North Carolina.

The area has one double black diamond trail, Whoopdeedoo; two expert trails, Tom Terrific and Boulderdash; nine intermediate trails, including 4,300-foot-long Upper Flying Mile; seven novice runs, and a tubing park.