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Sugar Mountain Resort

1009 Sugar Mountain Dr, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7037
+1 828-898-4521
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Best snow in North Carolina!

My family and I took two ski trips to various resorts in North Carolina this year. Before we went... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Eric L
Family ski trip

We skied Sugar Mtn on 2/8 and 2/9, 2018 and enjoyed the experience. Its been 10-12 years since I’ve... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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Big-mountain ski resort area featuring a 1,200-foot vertical drop and ski runs of one-and-one-half miles.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible18%
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“snow tubing” (26 reviews)
“ice skating” (15 reviews)
“snow making” (13 reviews)
1009 Sugar Mountain Dr, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7037
+1 828-898-4521
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Reviewed yesterday

My family and I took two ski trips to various resorts in North Carolina this year. Before we went, I had read a lot of reviews and did a lot of research. I had an idea of what Sugar Mountain would be, but the experience...More

Thank Eric L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We skied Sugar Mtn on 2/8 and 2/9, 2018 and enjoyed the experience. Its been 10-12 years since I’ve been there and I was impressed. The quality of the lifts was much improved; the snow was actually quite good (shocking😳). Most of all, I appreciated...More

1  Thank dorm1956
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to learn to ski. I have skied at China Peak and Cataloochee and this was one of my favorite places to ski. The beginner's area is a great place to brush up if you only ski once or twice a...More

Thank Tonya S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I have skiied three separate winters here for a three day weekend each time and had a great time each time. Perfect nice little mountain.

Thank David T
Reviewed 1 week ago

A good place to learn to ski and the lifts appear to be maintained. I believe the food prices are high compared to other ski areas.a grilled chicken sandwich was 12.00 dollars!!!.My and I prefer snowshoe it's about three hours north in West Virginia.

Thank ldozier5253
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a week between Christmas and New Years. Stayed in a house about 15 miuntes away and the family had a blast. NMC has been receiving snow this year so the whole area gave you that ski resort vibe. Yes the runs are not like...More

Thank John E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are skiers from New England and just moved to SC. We were both dying to get some skiing in but were skeptical of the comparison. It's not what we are used to but we really did enjoy both the trails and the conditions. They...More

Thank spski
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my son and his friend to suagar mountain last sat for my son's 14th bday - it is a little over 2 hour drive, so we left at 6:45am to get there as soon as they opened, which we did. Cashier line was...More

Thank Christy0821
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great short first time ski trip. We went during busiest week of the year, the week after Christmas. Nonetheless, we skied, had fun and plan on a return trip.

Thank Ben T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent the day for Octoberfest. Take the ski lift for the view because it's awesome. My best pics came from sugar mountain. We stayed in a condo on the other side. The view was amazing!

Thank Pam O
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16 November 2017|
Response from Thaísa E | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, because I did not go during this event, but it was crowded.
15 October 2017|
Response from vivianh89 |
Too far south for that. Slopes typically close in mid-March. Snowmaking ceases around the end of February.
13 January 2017|
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Response from Edith G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I haven't seen that and I don't have information about that.