SUGAR MOUNTAIN RESORT STATISTICS & FACTS
The mission of Sugar Mountain Resort is to serve our customers in the most professional,
friendly and accommodating manner possible. We strive to make Sugar Mountain Resort a
pleasant and enjoyable recreation facility.
Skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing
Mountain biking, hiking, scenic lift rides, weddings and special events
1009 Sugar Mountain Drive, Sugar Mountain, NC 28604.
Just off NC Hwy 184 approximately 2 miles east of Banner Elk, NC
1-800-SUGARMT (784-2768), general information, slope conditions, group sales, and summer activities.
November - March
Opening: Nov 13, 2013 • Closing: March 30, 2014
Skier Days: 138 • Total Snowfall: 86.5"
Opening: Oct 31, 2012 • Closing: March 31, 2013
Skier Days: 144 • Total Snowfall: 120"
Opening: Nov 12, 2011 • Closing: March 14, 2012
Skier Days: 110 • Total Snowfall: 46.5"
Opening: Nov 6, 2010 • Closing: March 23, 2011
Skier Days: 126 • Total Snowfall: 130"
Opening: Nov 27, 2009 • Closing: March 28, 2010
Skier Days: 122 • Total Snowfall: 136"
Opening: Nov 17, 2008 • Closing: March 24, 2009
Skier Days: 128 • Total Snowfall: 69.7"
Opening: Nov 7, 2007 • Closing: March 25, 2008
Skier Days: 140 • Total Snowfall: 44.1"
Opening: Nov 20, 2006 • Closing: March 25, 2007
Skier Days: 121 • Total Snowfall: 31.4"
Opening: Nov 18, 2005 • Closing: March 19, 2006
Skier Days: 120 • Total Snowfall: 80.1"
Opening: Nov 26, 2004 • Closing: March 28, 2005
Skier Days: 120 • Total Snowfall: 92.25"
Opening: Nov 15-16, 2003 • Closing: March 21, 2004
Skier Days: 116 • Total Snowfall: 104"
Opening: Nov 19, 2002 • Closing: March 23, 2003
Skier Days: 125 • Total Snowfall: 106.25"
Opening: Dec 21, 2001 • Closing: March 23, 2002
Skier Days: 94 • Total Snowfall: 25.5"
Opening: Nov 16, 2000 • Closing: March 28, 2001
Skier Days: 133
Opening: Nov 17, 1999 • Closing: March 9, 2000
Skier Days: 105
Opening: Dec 15, 1998 • Closing: March 28, 1999
Skier Days: 98
Opening: Nov 16, 1997 • Closing: March 28, 1998
Skier Days: 133
Opening: Nov 10, 1996 • Closing: March 3, 1997
Skier Days: 109
Opening: Nov 10, 1995 • Closing: March 25, 1996
Skier Days: 137
Opening: Nov 5, 1976
*2007-2008: longest consecutive season ever: 140 days
Sugar Mountain Resort first opened in 1969.
Ski Season: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Off Season: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday
Lifts & Ski Slopes
Day Session: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Half-Day Session: 12:30 - 4:30pm
Twilight Session: 12:30 - 10:00pm
(closed 4:30 - 6:00pm)
Night Session: 6:00 - 10:00pm
Christmas Eve: 9:00am - 4:30pm
Christmas Day: 12:00 - 10:00pm
Tubing: 10:00am - 10:00pm
Ice Skating: 10:00am - 10:00pm
See also: www.skisugar.com/hours
1 1/2 Miles
Summit: 5,300 ft.
Base: 4,100 ft.
4 Double Chairs
1 Triple Chair
1 Handle Tow (Terrain Park)
1 Magic Carpet (Beginner's Area)
1 Magic Carpet (Tubing Park)
8,800 People Per Hour
|SLOPES & TRAILS
20 slopes, 15 with lights for night skiing/riding.
Total Slope Length: 5 miles (approx.)
Double Black Diamond:
Whoopdeedoo - 1,250 ft. (48 degree pitch/grade)
Tom Terrific - 1,250 ft. (45 degree pitch/grade)
Boulderdash - 1,200 ft. (48 degree pitch/grade)
Northridge* & Switchback* - 3,400 ft.
Upper Flying Mile* - 4,300 ft.
Sugar Slalom - 1,300 ft.
Load Off* - 600 ft.
Terrain Park* - 800 ft.
Zoom Yang* - 600 ft.
Big Birch* - 2,500 ft.
Big Red* - 2,600 ft.
Sugar Bear - 800 ft.
Lower Flying Mile* - 2,000 ft.
Easy Street* - 2,100 ft.
Easy Street Extension* - 600 ft.
Little Nell* - 1,500 ft.
Tiny Tim/Connection* - 300 ft.
Magic Carpet Area* - 385 ft.
Ski School Yard* - 100 ft.
* slope has lights for night use
See also: www.skisugar.com/trailmap
Sugar's terrain park has many fun features and is serviced by a handle tow lift.
Snowboarders welcome on all slopes.
and lessons available.
6:00 pm to 10:00 pm nightly from opening to closing.
100 of 115 acres, 15 of 20 slopes under lights.
2011 PistenBully 600 W (AFF Tiller)
2011 PistenBully 600 Standard (AFF Tiller)
2011 PistenBully 600 Park (AFF Tiller)
2005 PistenBully 100 (PB100 Tiller)
3 - Thiokel Imps
1 - Sprite
3,500 complete sets of shaped skis with bindings includes poles.
500 snowboards and snowboard boots.
Ski board and high performance ski rentals.
Complete Repair Shop with tuning service.
|SKI & SNOWBOARD LESSONS:
Professional Ski Instructors of America and American Association of Snowboard
Instructors School, using The American Teaching System. Group or private ski
and snowboard lessons are available for all levels of ability.
One-hour tours are every Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 3 pm and Saturday at
9:00am and 3:00pm. The tour includes a guide and snowshoes. Based on instructor
availability, additional group tours are available on demand for groups of 4-15.
Adult tours are for 12 years or older. Children's tours are for 8 to 11 year olds.
Sign up at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time at the Ski/Snowboard School.
|WINTER VALUE PACKAGE:
Sugar Mountain Resort and three of the largest accommodation centers in the area
offer 30-40% savings on your lodging, lift tickets, and rental equipment. Additional
add-ons include the Sugar Bear and
Polar Bear programs, tubing,
group and private
lessons. See www.skisugar.com/packages for details.
Multiple runs are serviced by a Magic Carpet conveyer lift. The 1 3/4 hour sessions are available at
10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm The tubing park is located adjacent to lot D.
Skate sessions on the 10,000 square foot refrigerated outdoor ice skating rink are 1 1/2
hours long and are available at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm.
Four-hundred pairs of rental ice skates are available. Figure skate sizes include youth
7-4 and adult 5-13. Hockey skate sizes include youth 4 and adult 5-14. In addition, 12 pairs
of double-runner youth sizes 8-13 skates are available. Group lessons are available. Please call for special session
bookings and private lessons. The ice rink is located next to the Dave Nixon Pro Shop adjacent to parking lot D.
Upon approval children 4 and under qualify for a free slope/lift pass (does NOT include rental equipment and lessons), obtained only in the administration office. The child must be present and accompanied by a ticketed adult or have a lesson voucher.
Sugar Bear Ski School and Polar Bear Snowboard School is located in the Children's Learning Center inside the Ski/Snowboard School Building. The programs teach skiing to Sugar Bear kids ages 5 - 10 and snowboarding to Polar Bear kids 7-14. Full-day registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with the session running from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. You may pre-register for the full-day program the night before from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in the Ski/Snowboard School building. The half-day program runs from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. with registration from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Sugar Bear Ski and Polar Bear Snowboard programs include slope ticket, rental equipment, group lessons, lunch (full-day only), and supervision. Both sessions give parents the opportunity to pick up the children and still have time to ski with them. Enrollment is subject to instructor availability.
Polar Bear Snowboard School - This program is for
youngster's 7-14 years old and includes slope ticket, lessons, rentals and lunch.
Registration is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. with the day session lasting from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. Enrollment is limited. Full and half day sessions are available.
Drop off child care at Sugar Mountain Resort is open seven days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Child care is available after 5:30 p.m. with reservations. Infants 1 year and under require a reservation and 24 hour advanced notice. Call for start and end date.
|SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS:
Please visit www.skisugar.com/calendar or
NASTAR, a public racing program, is offered at 12 noon Saturday & Sunday on Big Red. Contact
the Ski & Snowboard School for details 828-898-4521 x 200.
Sugar Mountain Ski & Snowboard Club, a non-profit organization is an active United States Ski Association (USSA) race program.
NOTE: For a complete list of scheduled races go to
www.skisugar.com/calendar. All races and race programs
offered only when weather and snow conditions permit.
|SPORTS SHOP & ANNEX:
Sugar Mountain Sports Shop, located in the Base Lodge, features the finest in ski, snowboard
and leisure apparel. The 1,800 square foot shop also offers a wide variety of accessories
and gift items for the entire family. For a list of some of the areas shopping opportunities
go to www.skisugar.com/shopping.
The Sugar Mountain Sports Shop Annex, located in the Dave Nixon Pro Shop between the Tubing Park and the Ice Skating Rink offers cold weather necessities including apparel & footwear as well as Sugar Mountain souvenirs including t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and other last minute items.
For a list of some of the areas shopping opportunities see the brochure or log onto
The "Last Run Lounge", a full-service bar and restaurant, features a large fireplace, TV, and music.
350 Seat Cafeteria (open from 8 am until 10 pm daily).
250 Seat "Top Floor" Cafeteria (open when needed).
"Last Run Lounge" Restaurant.
Outdoor grill on deck (weather permitting).
Annex snack bar.
NOTE: The Banner Elk/Sugar Mountain area offers a diverse selection of dining opportunities to suit varying
budgets including Italian, Cajun, Continental, Barbeque, Chinese, seafood, steaks, Mexican, cafe's,
and fast food. For a list of some of the areas dining opportunities see the brochure or log onto
Lodging at Sugar Mountain ranges from rooms to condos and homes located throughout the Village of Sugar Mountain.
For a list of some of the agencies handling lodging on Sugar Mountain, go to
NOTE: For a complete list of accommodations in the Village of Sugar Mountain area, log onto
Free Parking Lot Shuttle
Convenient Bus Parking
Scenic summer lift rides are available every Saturday and Sunday from 10am until
5:30pm beginning the 4th of July weekend through Labor Day weekend.
SugarBrew a summer, mountain festival held annually the 1st Saturday in August. Activities from 11 am until 6 pm. General admission, parking and shuttle service are free.
Oktoberfest Celebration is held annually the 2nd weekend in October. Activities from
10:00am until 5:00pm. Admission, parking and shuttle service are free!
The area's Chambers of Commerce can provide complete shopping, dining and lodging information.
- Avery County Chamber of Commerce: 800-972-2183
- Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce: 828-898-8395
- Boone Chamber of Commerce: 800-852-9506
- Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce: 800-295-7851
Information subject to change