Visiting Sugar Mountain
Helpful resort information to assist planning your trip to Sugar Mountain.
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- Restaurants | Bars3 | 1
- Nearest Airport Hickory
- Nearest Train Station —
- Tourist Office Website
- Tourist Office Phone+18288984521
Sugar Mountain Features
The terrain at Sugar Mountain includes::
- Terrain Parks1
- Ski Hire—
What's it like at Sugar Mountain resort?
Sugar Mountain in the United States (North Carolina State) is a medium sized ski resort with 8 ski lifts (5 chair lifts, 3 surface lifts) that offers skiers a respectable 366 metres (1200 feet) of vertical descent. Sugar Mountain has 115 acres of terrain over 20 trails. Sugar Mountain is only really suitable for beginner and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. We have no information about the existence of any cross country ski trails at Sugar Mountain. For snowboarders, there is a terrain park and a half pipe. All of the trails at Sugar Mountain are covered by snowmaking. The nearest airport is at Hickory. There is accommodation located close to the pistes but we would welcome additional information about any hotels or chalets in Sugar Mountain.
Explore Sugar Mountain Location Map
Interactive Sugar Mountain trail map and piste map. View the piste and trails as well as the surrounding terrain and mountain contours for backcountry action. Find and compare nearby resorts by clicking on the resort markers.
Sugar Mountain Live Weather
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When's the snowiest month to visit Sugar Mountain?
What's the snow currently like in Sugar Mountain?
A summary of the current snow conditions in Sugar Mountain. View more information on the Sugar Mountain detailed snow report page.
- Piste ConditionPacked Powder
- Off-piste Condition—
|Upper snow depth:||58 cm|
|Lower snow depth:||58 cm|
Visitor Reviews of Sugar Mountain
A Miller from United States writes:
Middle aged former ski racer here, living in the skier's hi11 that is NC. For ski conditions, Sugar is the best in NC and one of the best in the SE. The main beginner run is segregated from the rest of the hill, so doesn't have reckless people using it as a highway to the lift. If the air is cold enough, they are making snow on the hill, which means the conditions are always the best in the area (but lots of blowing snow), and there's no skiing outside the area. There's usually no snow except right on the hill.
However, and it's a big however, the customer service is the worst I've ever seen. It is cable tv and cell phone levels of bad.
Lift tickets cannot be purchased except in person on site nor until the day, unless you come between 8 and 9pm. At 9:00:05, window is closed, even if there's 200 people in line.
Kids lessons cannot be purchased except in person on site, from closing time until they sell out or until 6pm.
Group tickets, just bizarre. They're a good deal but the headaches are painful.
If you can afford the time, drive to Snowshoe or fly out west. If you can't, Sugar is your best NC choice but it's like they don't want customers.
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