Kids 4 & under accompanied by a ticketed adult receive a complimentary lift/slope ticket upon approval. Rental equipment and lessons are excluded. Complimentary tickets are available in the administration office from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. In the evening, when the administration office is closed, complimentary 4 & under lift/slope tickets are available at the Snowsports desk located in the Snowsports building.
At various times throughout the season, kids can enjoy bumping into Sugar Bear, the Sugar Mountain mascot, throughout the property or on the slopes. Every year, the Snowsports School hosts a birthday celebration for Sugar Bear who invites his friends and the public to participate. Activities include the Great Bear Race, special treats, and cake and ice cream.
Another fun treat for the kids is the visit of Santa Claus during the holiday season. He can be found walking around the lodge greeting people and even out on the slopes making some turns.
Private ski/snowboard lessons are available for children of any age.
Sugar Bear Ski and Polar Bear Snowboard schools teach skiing to children ages 5-10 and snowboarding to children ages 7-14. Full Day registration is from 8:30 to 9:30am with the session running from 10:00am to 3:00pm. You may also pre-register for the Full Day programs the night before from 4:00pm to 8:00pm. The Half Day program runs from 1:00pm to 3:00pm with registration from 12:00pm to 12:30pm. All programs include slope ticket, rental equipment, helmet, lessons, lunch (Full Day only), and supervision. Participation is subject to instructor availability. Be sure you bring your child with you when you register or pre-register so they can be fitted with their equipment and helmet. The Sugar Bear and Polar Bear Schools are located in the Snowsports School building.
Sugar Mountain Drop-off Child Care Center
The Sugar Mountain Drop-Off Child Care Center is independently operated by Cierra Young. The Drop-Off Child Care Center may be contacted at 828-898-4521 ext. 240 or 828-897-1435.
DAILY: Seven days a week 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Sugar Mountain Drop-Off Child Care Center. If no children have been enrolled by 12:30 p.m. then the center will close for the remainder of the day. If the center is closed after 12:30 p.m. 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 – 10:00 p.m. at the Sugar Mountain Drop-Off Child Care Center. All children must have a reservation made prior to 12:30 p.m. for evening care. The child must be dropped off by 6:30 p.m. 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 Patrol building.