|Vertical drop:||1,200 feet|
|Base elevation:||4,100 feet|
|Peak elevation:||5,300 feet|
|Longest run:||1.5 miles|
With its 1,200-foot vertical, Sugar Mountain is the largest ski resort south of West Virginia, and one of few resorts breaking a 1,000-foot vertical south of New England. The mountain is located near Banner Elk, North Carolina - a 7-hour drive from D.C., but less than three from Charlotte, Knoxville, and Winston-Salem, and a little over four hours from Atlanta.
The mountain offers skiers and boarders trails spread out over 125 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. Sugar receives over 60 inches of natural snow annually, which is supplemented with 100 percent snowmaking. Snow tubing, ice skating, and snowshoeing are also offered in the winter.
There are approximately 1,000 beds located in condos on the mountain and another 10,000 beds located within 15 miles of the resort.
For the 2020-2021 Winter Season, Sugar Mountain will be instituting a number of COVID-19 protocols. Guests will be required to wear masks when six-foot distance cannot be maintained, including in lines, when loading and unloading chairlifts, and in indoor resort facilities. Visit this page to view all COVID-19 procedures at Sugar Mountain.
Photo provided by Sugar Mountain Resort.
|Resort Name:||Sugar Mountain|
|Vertical Drop:||1,200 feet|
|Base Altitude:||4,100 feet|
|Peak Altitude:||5,300 feet|
|Longest Run:||1.5 miles|
|Lifts:||8 (1 high speed six-pack chairlift; 1 high speed quad; 3 doubles; 1 triple; 1 handle tow; 2 magic carpets)|
|Night Skiing:||Yes, on 15 slopes.|
|Terrain Park:||Services by a handle tow lift.|
|Tubing Park:||Multiple runs serviced by a Magic Carpet conveyer lift.|
|Address:||1009 Sugar Mountain Drive
Sugar Mountain, NC 28604
|Webcams:||View resort webcams|
|Directions:||Via Google Maps|
The following information summarizes COVID-19 protocols in effect at Sugar Mountain as of Oct 07, 2020. Please note that this information is subject to change at any time; contact Sugar Mountain directly before making a trip to verify current COVID-19 operating protocols. This information is provided by SnoCountry.
|Social Distancing Required:||✓|
|Sanitization Stations Available:|
|Pre-Purchase Day Lift Tickets Recommended:|
|Resort COVID-19 web page:||http://www.skisugar.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/COVID-Guidelines-2020-update-v4.pdf|
|Resort COVID-19 pass protection page:|
|Resort COVID-19 reservations web page:|
|Estimated Distances from Major Cities|
|Baltimore, MD||8 hours||466 miles|
|Washington, DC||7 hours, 20 minutes||431 miles|
|Arlington, VA||7 hours, 20 minutes||429 miles|
|Richmond, VA||5 hours, 50 minutes||333 miles|
|Pittsburgh, PA||7 hours, 20 minutes||439 miles|
|Harrisburg, PA||8 hours, 10 minutes||486 miles|
|Philadelphia, PA||9 hours, 45 minutes||568 miles|
|Charleston, WV||4 hours, 25 minutes||255 miles|
|Raleigh, NC||3 hours, 50 minutes||210 miles|
|Charlotte, NC||2 hours, 20 minutes||111 miles|
|Wind Speed:||0 mph||Sunrise:||7:22 a.m.|
|Barometer:||30.12 in||Sunset:||5:13 p.m.|
Weather supplied by the National Weather Service. Errors or reporting delays may be possible.
Dec 3, 2020 at 8 am
|Packed Powder||17-47" base||7 of 21 trails open
3 of 7 lifts open