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.
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.
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.
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.