Sugar Mountain Resort, Inc.
1009 Sugar Mountain Drive
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina 28604
CONTACT: Kimberley Jochl x262
DATE: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Just Days Away – The Great American Total Solar Eclipse on Top of Sugar Mountain
Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, North Carolina. Thursday, August 17, 2017 – Just days away! Experience the Great American Total Solar Eclipse, a once-in-a-life-time astronomical spectacle on top of Sugar Mountain, Monday, August 21.
Audiences in the North Carolina High Country can expect the greatest partial eclipse of 95 percent coverage at 2:36 p.m. EST. The sky will darken, temperatures will drop by as much as 10 degrees, and animals may behave strangely.
From noon until 5:00 p.m. Sugar Mountain Resort’s Summit Express will ferry passengers to the mountain’s 5,300’ peak. Beverages will be for sale at the summit and the Sugar Mountain Sports Shop will be open offering 30-60% off select items.
Forecasters are predicting favorable weather for Monday’s phenomenon, which marks the first coast-to-coast eclipse since 1918. It will glide across 14 states, including North Carolina, in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide swath.
For Summit Express ticket prices, group rates, and other details call 800-SUGARMT or visit www.skisugar.com.
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