Banner Elk, North Carolina
|Vertical drop:||1,200 feet|
|Base elevation:||4,100 feet|
|Peak elevation:||5,300 feet|
|Longest run:||1.5 miles|
The mountain offers skiers and boarders trails spread out over 115 acres. The lower mountain features graceful groomers, perfect for lower intermediates. The summit, however, will surprise even seasoned experts with several narrow, expert trails sporting 60-percent pitches. Snowboarders are allowed on all trails and the resort offers a 700-foot tubing run with its own lift. Sugar receives over 60 inches of natural snow annually, which is supplemented with 100 percent snowmaking.
In 2007, Sugar Mountain also added a 10,000 square foot refrigerated, outdoor ice skating rank. In 2008, Sugar Mountain invested $300,000 in snowmaking improvements. In 2010, Sugar Mountain upgraded its Red Lift with a new drive station and new chairs. In 2014, the resort added a brand new intermediate trail, Gunther’s Way.
There are approximately 1,000 beds located in condos on the mountain and another 10,000 beds located within 15 miles of the resort.
Getting to Sugar Mountain
|Wind Speed:||3 mph|
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Mar 20, 2017 at 3 pm
News about Sugar Mountain
- November 27, 2016 - The Thanksgiving Holiday weekend saw the opening of several ski areas in the Mid-Atlantic region, thanks to a recent stretch of cold temperatures that enabled productive snowmaking.
- April 15, 2015 - North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain Resort is wasting no time announcing improvements for the 2015-2016 ski season. In late March, 2015, the ski area revealed that it will be installing a new “six pack” high-speed chairlift in time for the opening of the 2015-2016 winter season.
- November 27, 2014 - The 2014-2015 ski season is about to kick off. While many people will be hitting the stores on Black Friday, diehard skiers and snowboarders will be pointing their cars away from the shopping malls and towards the mountains — where they’ll find a variety of ski resorts launching their winter season.
- October 13, 2014 - A brand new, 2,900-foot long intermediate trail will greet guests at North Carolina’s Sugar Mountain Resort this winter.
- May 31, 2014 - Depressed that the winter season is over? No worries. Mid-Atlantic ski resorts will provide plenty of activities this summer to distract you from the fact that there is no snow on the ground. Here’s a look at the summer offerings of many local resorts.
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