With ski season soon approaching, we wanted to share some of our favorite places to visit for some winter fun. Next up, Sugar Mountain.
Sugar Mountain Resort
The resort opened in 1969 with four lifts and eleven slopes. Today it hosts a gamut of activities including tubing, ice skating and a ski and snowboard school.
Sugar Mountain Resort is probably the area's most popular ski resort with 20 slopes and trails spread over 115 skiable acres and seven lifts (included are two of North Carolina's longest). In the trail map, you will find easy as well as double-black diamond trails, and everything in between, so there is something for everyone in the family.
If the trails aren't your thing, or you just want to hang with the kids, head on over to the tubing runs. Located on the Sugar Mountain Golf Course, the 700 ft long tubing lanes are serviced by a Magic Carpet lift.
Sessions are just under two hours long and run from 10:00am until 10pm. Please see the Snow Tubing policies, guidelines and important information before heading out.
Still need something to do? Sugar has a 10,000 square foot refrigerated outdoor ice skating rink. Skate sessions are 1 1/2 hours long and are available at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm. Four hundred pairs of rental ice skates are available. Here is more information on skating sessions and more.
For the little ones out there, Sugar not only offers special rates for children 11 and under, but also has the Sugar Bear Ski School in the Children's Learning Center for skiers age 5 through 10. The program includes lift ticket, rental equipment, lessons, lunch, supervision, and lots of fun. Children ages 7 through 14 learn to snowboard in the Polar Bear Snowboard School. This program also includes lift ticket, rental equipment, lessons, lunch and supervision. For the young non-skiers, daycare is available.
Of course if you need somewhere to take a break and get refueled Sugar has it. For the adults in attendence there is the The Last Run Lodge, which serves up your favorite adult beverages and sandwiches. You can sit back by the fireplace and gaze out the big picture windows for a view of the slopes. For the under 21 crowd (or if you do not partake) the cafeteria is open daily from 8am to 10pm and serves hamburgers, hot dogs and more. Oh and you can also pick up a big ole cup of hot chocolate to warm up.
We think you will enjoy all that the mountain has to offer. To learn more visit their website: http://www.skisugar.com
And if you need a place to stay on your visit, we have you covered.