The littlest of our skiing visitors can ski free. Not a bad deal, eh? All kids 4 & under can come with their parents to the administration office and get a free lift ticket upon approval. Parents or guardians must accompany the children and will be required to purchase a lift ticket for themselves. This doesn’t count rentals or lessons though, you’ll still have to pay for that. The free tickets are available any session of the year, 7 days a week! So parents…bring the whole family! At night the Administration office is closed, so to get the free ticket, parents must bring the kids to the information desk on the lower level right next to the sports shop or to the ski school building.
At various times throughout the season, kids will enjoy bumping into the Sugar Mountain mascot, Sugar Bear. Sugar Bear can be seen wandering throughout the lodge and out on the slopes. Every year, Sugar Mountain has a birthday party for Sugar Bear and invites all of his friends over. It’s always a lot of fun for the kids. This year’s party is schedule is TBD. All the kids on the mountain are invited to take part. In the morning, have fun watching Sugar Bear and his friends (including the kids) take part in the Great Bear Race at the bottom of the slopes. At around 12:30 or so, there will be cake, ice cream and more fun in the Children’s Learning Center for all kids.
Another fun treat for the kids is the visit of Santa during the holiday season. This year, you can expect to see him walking around the lodge greeting people, or even out on the slopes making some turns. Santa will be here, but is yet TBD.
Private ski/snowboard lessons are available for children of any age. For older kids, starting at age 5, Sugar Mountain has the Sugar Bear Ski School program. A ski program for children 5 to 10 years old that includes lift ticket, rental equipment, lessons, lunch and supervision. Registration is located in the Ski/Snowboard School Building from 8:30 – 9:30am (don’t be late) with session lasting from 10:00am – 3:00pm. There is also a half-day version of the Sugar Bear program that runs from 1:00 – 3:00pm with registration running from 12:00 – 12:30pm. The half-day Sugar Bear program includes everything the full-day does except lunch. For kids ages 7 to 14 interested in snowboarding, Sugar has the Polar Bear Snowboard School. It includes lift ticket, rental equipment, lessons and lunch. Session and registration times are the same as the Sugar Bear program outlined above. You may also pre-register for the Sugar Bear and Polar Bear Full Day programs the night before from 4:00 – 7:00pm. Please visit the Ski/Snowboard School page for more information.
Sugar Mountain Drop-off Child Care Center
The Sugar Mountain Drop-Off Child Care Center is independently operated by Remona Johnson. The Drop-Off Child Care Center may be contacted at (828) 898-4521 x 240.
DAILY: Seven days a week 8:30am – 5:00pm at the Sugar Mountain Drop-Off Child Care Center. If no children have been enrolled by 12:30pm then the center will close for the remainder of the day. If the center is closed after 12:30pm and the services are needed please call 843-957-2072 or (828) 898-4521 x 240. Children will be taken on a first come, first served basis with limited slots available. Infants must be at least 6 months of age. Infants under 12 months old require a reservation. Prices are $10.00 per hour for daytime care. Cash only please.
EVENING CARE: Seven days a week, 6:00 – 10:00pm at the Sugar Mountain Drop-Off Child Care Center. All children must have a reservation made prior to 12:30pm for evening care.The child must be dropped off by 6:30pm. Otherwise the center will close for the evening. Prices are $15.00 per hour for evening care. Cash only please.
Sugar Mountain Drop-Off Child Care Center is located on Sugar Mountain Drive across from the tennis courts and below the Sugar Mountain Ski Patrol building.