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by: Robert safdie - 6th October 2017

  • 5
  • 5Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • 5Expert
  • 2All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 3Terrain Park
  • 5Overall Value
Great place for family skiiing..affordable
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Cataloochee skiing is great. I believe I have been to every ski slope between Ober Gatlinburg and Snowshoe. I live on the eastern edge of middle Tennessee. Of course each resort has great features, but let me share with you what I think is so unique about Cataloochee. Within the boundaries of my skiing experiences, it is the only resort that allows seniors to have ski lift tickets at no cost. I am too old to enjoy the full-Monty of long black diamond slopes that larger resorts may offer, but too young to stop skiing, and not wealthy enough to cover the combined cost of ski lift tickets and lodging and fuel cost, and food every weekend. (I own my boots and skiis). I have found no location more affordable for seniors, their families and children. The atmosphere in Cataloochee is sweet. Cataloochee staff are friendly and go out of their way to be helpful. ... really! Ask for help on the chair lifts and they will remember you and accommodate with a smile and a nod. The ski patrol is friendly and the ski instructors seem to do marvels with the children and adults. Maggie Valley lodging varies from luxury to my budget. For all practical purposes, wherever you lodge in Maggie Valley, you will be less than 15 minutes from the resort entrance. Dining costs are typical, but I am the kind of guy that brings a hotplate with me whenever I go on my weekend trips. Don't expect Utah, Colorado, or Nevada slopes, expect a place where you can ski for a period of time, spend time with your family and friends, and not be afraid that your children will get hurt on unmanageable slopes --ditto for seniors and non-seniors. They have several advanced, intermediate, and green slopes that are perfect. Take a look at the trail map so you get an idea of what to expect. Think snow, be in control and happy trails to you.

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  • Manuela (13th February 2020)

    Great get away from Atlanta. very good for beginners (my kids). for me it's too easy. Too bad they don't have 1...

  • Joe Hanks (4th February 2020)

    I loved it so much it was all fresh snow

  • Amy undefined (25th January 2020)

    We went this past Monday for my daughter’s birthday and her first time skiing. She loved the skiing and did great but...

  • Gibby undefined (11th November 2019)

    Is pretty cool that the mountain was one of the first to open for the season but perhaps it may have been...

  • Dean & Cindy undefined (9th November 2019)

    Cataloochee the Best snow ski place around the smokies! Our 10-year old son wanted to see and experience snow and Cataloochee allowed...

  • Jon Harding (30th December 2017)

    Catahooche is a charming little ski resort that’s worth a visit if you live in the southeast and need a fix. The...

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