Great For: Skiers and snowboarders of every level
How Much You'll Spend: It's expensive compared to other area hills, with cheaper lift tickets available during the week
Sugar Mountain is North Carolina’s biggest and tallest ski hill
. This full-service resort offers some of the best North Carolina skiing for groups and families, equipment rentals, the fun Last Run Lounge
for après-ski, lots of places to eat and most importantly, 120 acres of skiable terrain
. The trails are divided into 40 percent beginner trails, 40 percent intermediate trails and 20 percent expert trails. There’s also have night skiing, a terrain park for snowboarders, and a tubing park.
Sugar Mountain is suitable for beginner skiers and boarders, with the gentle trail called Easy Street
dedicated to any newcomers just getting their footing. Their ski school offers group lessons for anyone eight years old and up, and children can get beginner's lessons in the Sugar Bear Ski School
(age 5-10) and the Polar Bear Snowboard School
(ages 7-14). Private lessons are available for all ages. For the experts in the group, Sugar Mountain features a trail called Whoopdedoo
, the only double black-diamond run in the area.