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Sugar Mountain Resort Ski Resort

Overview

Sugar Mountain sits at a base elevation of 4,100 feet and climbs to a summit elevation of 5,300 feet. The ski area features 125 acres of skiable terrain across 21 trails. Sugar Mountain offers 100% snowmaking coverage and night skiing/snowboarding across 100 acres and 15 trails. Other winter activities include tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing. Lodging options at Sugar Mountain include rooms, condos and homes at the Village of Sugar Mountain.

Where is Sugar Mountain Ski Resort Located?

Sugar Mountain Resort is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, less than two hours from Asheville, North Carolina. You can fly into the Asheville Regional Airport, and then drive from there.

Lodging ranges from motel type rooms and condos to chalets and homes located on- or off-slope. Packages are available.

Restaurants

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort Restaurants

Breakfast

  • If you like a good, simple, country-style breakfast, then look no further than Hickerman’s Country Kitchen. There’s even an all-you-can-eat buffet. 2015 Tynecastle Hwy unit b, Banner Elk, NC 28604

Lunch

  • Reid’s Café & Catering Co is great for lunch or dinner. For lunch, grab one of their hot sandwiches or shareable plates. 4004 NC-105 #8, Sugar Mountain, NC 28604

Dinner

  • Located in a beautifully converted barn, Artisanal Restaurant features high-end American fare. Sit outside to enjoy the evening while eating. 1200 Dobbins Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604

Apres/Nightlife

  • If you like an old school vibe with great cocktails, then head to Stonewalls Restaurant. Get some of their many apps and share with friends. 344 Shawneehaw Avenue S, Banner Elk, NC 28604

Terrain

Terrain

Sugar Valley receives about 78 inches of snowfall each year. The top elevation is 5,300 feet with a base elevation of 4,100 feet. Vertical drop is 1,2000 feet. There are 21 trails services by 8 chairlifts. Breakout of the trails are 40% beginner, 40% intermediate, 16% advanced and 4% expert. There is a total of 125 skiable acres with the longest run being 1.5 miles.

Inside Scoop

Rental equipment is available on the mountain, including snowboards, boots, skis and helmets. There’s also a repair and tuning shop on premises if you need some work done before hitting the slopes.

Also, be sure to swing by the 10,000 square foot ice skating rink at the resort. You can take advantage of the tubing and snowshoeing options as well as on-site dining, lodging and spa services. During the summer, there is a bike park and scenic lift rides – plus, special events like the Summit Crawl on July 5th and Oktoberfest during the second week of October.

The ski resort opened in 1969.

Plan Your Trip

Lift Access

Best Time for Snow

Average Snowfall

21"
13"
9"
5"
0"
3"
Nov
8"
Dec
18"
Jan
16"
Feb
7"
Mar
0"
Apr

Terrain Overview

38%
Beginners Runs
48%
Intermediate Runs
10%
Advanced Runs
5%
Expert Runs
21
Runs in Total
1.5 mi
Longest Run
125 ac
Skiable Terrain
95 ac
Night Skiing
125 ac
Snow Making

Total Lifts: 8

1
High Speed Sixes
1
High Speed Quads
1
Triple Chairs
3
Double Chairs
2
Surface Lifts

Elevation

5300'
Summit
1200'
Vertical Drop
4100'
Base

Important Dates

November 18, 20222022/11/18
Projected Opening
March 26, 20232023/03/26
Projected Closing
120
Projected Days Open
141
Days Open Last Year
53
Years Open
78"
Average Snowfall
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