Sugar Mountain


Sugar Mountain Ski Area has a high of 5,300 feet, a vertical drop of 1,200 feet, a longest run of 1 1/2 miles and 115 skiable acres, Sugar Mountain Resort is the largest ski area in North Carolina. Because of the high elevation, it's always cold at the top and man-made SnowBlowing occurs almost every night at Sugar mountain. Sugar Mountain Resort firstSugar Mountain opened in 1969 for skiers and has since expanded its winter operation to include snowboarding, tubing and snowshoeing. Summer activities include Summer Lift Rides, the Showdown at Sugar NORBA National Mountain Bike Series event, and Oktoberfest. Slopes and trails are varied to accommodate beginners with the Magic Carpet area, the experts with double black diamond Whoopdedoo or anyone in between.  Large Ski/Snowboard School programs are available for group, private or children’s lessons and Group Sales department handles groups of 15 or more.  Make plans to visit Sugar Mountain Resort this year with your friends and family. No matter what it looks like in Charlotte or Atlanta, here is almost always snow on the ground at Sugar Mountain North Carolina.  Snowmaking & Grooming are an integral part of Sugar Mountain Resort. 100% of our slopes have snowmaking capabilities. They are meticulously groomed and inspected at least twice a day to ensure the best conditions possible. Check our mountain webcams.


The Mountain
115 Acres, the MOST in North Carolina
1,200 ft., the MOST in North Carolina
1 1/2 Miles
Summit: 5,300 ft.; Base: 4,100 ft.
4 Double Chairs, including the two longest in N.C.
1 Triple Chair
1 T-Bar
1 Handle Tow
1 Magic Carpet (Beginner Area)
1 Magic Carpet (Tubing Park)

8,800 People Per Hour; 4,750 Vertical Transport Feet


20 slopes, 15 with lights for night skiing/riding.
Total Slope Length: 5 miles (approx.)
Double Black Diamond:
Whoopdeedoo - 1,250 ft.
Tom Terrific - 1,250 ft.
Boulderdash - 1,200 ft.
Northridge* & Switchback* - 3,400 ft.
Upper Flying Mile* - 4,300 ft.
Sugar Slalom - 1,300 ft.
Load Off* - 300 ft.
Terrain Park* - 800 ft.
Zoom Yang* - 600 ft.
Big Birch* - 2,500 ft.
Big Red* - 2,600 ft.
Sugar Bear - 300 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.

All Slopes have lights for NIGHT USE


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