Sugar Mountain Opens
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Ready to ski? If you head to North Carolina, you can make some early-season turns.

At 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 6, 2010, Sugar Mountain Ski Resort launched its season after coating the Upper and Lower Flying Mile slopes with manmade snow. The North Carolina resort is running the Summit Lift #1 chairlift to the 3/4’s station.

Snagging some early-season turns will cost $25 for a full-day session or $20 for a half-day session.

The resort reports that today’s opening date is just one day shy of the earliest recorded opening date, which was set on November 5, 1976. Last winter, Sugar Mountain opened on November 27, 2009.

With current temperatures in the 20s, Sugar Mountain reports that it continues to make snow.

Early season openings can be fleeting, so before making a trip to Sugar Mountain, check directly with the resort to verify operating conditions. Sugar has not announced whether it will remain open midweek after this weekend.

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About M. Scott Smith

M. Scott Smith is the founder and Editor of DCSki. Scott loves outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, kayaking, skiing, and mountain biking. He is an avid photographer and writer.

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