Sugar Mountain Ski Area

Banner Elk, North Carolina 28691

Sugar Mountain Ski Area

Sugar Mountain Ski Area Professional Review and Guide

"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."

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Trail Information

Banner Elk
Nearby City
Vertical Drop
Mid-November to mid-March
4,100 feet
Trailhead Elevation
5,300 feet
Top Elevation
Skiing, Snowboarding
Additional Use
All contact information for the resort, services, dining, and lodging are provided in the eTrail.
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Jul 2018