Sugar Mountain Resort, Inc.
1009 Sugar Mountain Drive
Sugar Mountain, North Carolina 28604
CONTACT: Kimberley Jochl x262
DATE: Friday, August 4, 2017
Celebrate the Great American Total Solar Eclipse on Top of Sugar Mountain
Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, North Carolina. Friday, August 4, 2017 – From noon until 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 21 Sugar Mountain Resort’s Summit Express high-speed, six-passenger lift will ferry passengers to the mountain’s 5,300’ peak to view the Great American Total Solar Eclipse, a once-in-a life-time astronomical spectacle. It is the first coast-to-coast eclipse since 1918 and will glide across 14 states, including North Carolina, in the continental U.S. along a 70-mile-wide swath.
With favorable weather, at 2:36 p.m. viewers atop Sugar Mountain will experience a spooky afternoon darkness and a drop in temperature by as much as 10 degrees. Audiences in the High Country can expect the greatest partial eclipse of 95 percent coverage.
According to NASA, those who plan to view the phenomenon should check the safety authenticity of viewing glasses to ensure they meet basic proper safety viewing standards.
Beverages will be for sale at the summit, and the Sugar Mountain Sports Shop will be open offering 30-60% off select items.
For lift-ride ticket prices, group rates, and other details call 800-SUGAR-MT or visit www.skisugar.com.
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