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by: Stephen Thompson - 2nd November 2017

  • 5
  • 4Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • 3Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • 5Overall Value
100% snowmaking, lighted night skiing
Can get crowded

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First off I am from New England, so I have put this in perspective of reality and by comparison to other NC ski areas. This is a nice, fun place on top of the world that has some fun hills to enjoy. The snow-making is outstanding and the staff friendly and competent. Given the lack of natural snow, (but their 100% snow-making), this is the most challenging of the resorts, but really if you ski north and west, there are no real blacks and only mildly challenging blues anywhere in the region. They have a nice long ski day and night--night skiing is a blast, and the accommodations in Maggie Valley are GREAT, inexpensive, clean, good food --super family values. If you park it there for a week or several nights, hey Asheville is 1/2hr-40 mins away--PLENTY of night life there. You might get a little more natural snow up around Boone but its just not worth the longer drive. CAT is the Ski Area of NC--PERIOD ( Note I am a transplanted Vermonter, so take it from there)

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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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