Sugar Mountain Ski Area

Banner Elk, North Carolina

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Sugar Mountain couples with nearby Beech Mountain to form the two major players in the limited scheme of downhill skiing below West Virginia. A few years after its inception in 1969 as a four-seasons resort in Blue Ridge Mountain high country, Sugar was rescued from bankruptcy as new owners looked to capitalize on the decade’s national ski boom. The ski area has since operated as a separate entity from the four-seasons resort, and benefited from a skier base that stretches across numerous southern states. Sugar’s impressive 1,200 vertical feet runs second-highest in the Mid-Atlantic behind West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort. The mountain’s face is somewhat narrow, but longer runs and good pitch give the resort some variety. The resort has added snowtubing near the golf course, and maintains a halfpipe for snowboarders. This eTrail contains a thorough description of the resort including driving directions, mountain statistics, trail profiles, extensive lodging & dining information, travel tips, and much more.
Ski & Snowboard America: Mid-Atlantic

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Ski & Snowboard America: Mid-Atlantic

by John Phillips (Falcon Guides)

Sugar Mountain couples with nearby Beech Mountain to form the two major players in the limited scheme of downhill skiing below West Virginia. A few years after its inception in 1969 as a four-seasons resort in Blue Ridge Mountain high country, Sugar was rescued from bankruptcy as new owners looked to capitalize on the decade’s national ski boom. The ski area has since operated as a separate entity from the four-seasons resort, and benefited from a skier base that stretches across numerous southern states.

Sugar’s impressive 1,200 vertical feet runs second-highest in the Mid-Atlantic behind West Virginia’s Snowshoe Mountain Resort. The mountain’s face is somewhat narrow, but longer runs and good pitch give the resort some variety. The resort has added snowtubing near the golf course, and maintains a halfpipe for snowboarders. This eTrail contains a thorough description of the resort including driving directions, mountain statistics, trail profiles, extensive lodging & dining information, travel tips, and much more.

©  John Phillips/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Resorts
Nearby City: Banner Elk
Vertical Drop: 1200
Season: Mid-November to mid-March
Trailhead Elevation: 4,100 feet
Top Elevation: 5,300 feet
Additional Use: Skiing, Snowboarding
Local Contacts: All contact information for the resort, services, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
Driving Directions: Directions to Sugar Mountain Ski Area

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