Ski Season Has Arrived!

 Sugar Mountain Resort has nine slopes open, including Gunther’s Way, which has been described as the best run in the Southeast.  Currently, Sugar Mountain Resort has a base of 12 to 48 inches with fresh man-made powder on top of a firm and packed base. There are five lifts now operating.

The 700 foot long tubing park at Sugar Mountain Resort has four lanes open. Sugar also offers snowshoeing, which is unique to the area, and a snowboarding park that is closed to skiers.  Tubing and Ice Skating sessions start at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm, 6 pm, and 8 pm.


Beech Mountain Resort, also known as Ski Beech, is the highest ski resort on the East Coast, and currently has six slopes and five lifts open, along with a base of 12 to 36 inches.  For snowboarding, there is a dedicated terrain park, which has it’s own surface lift, snowmaking system, and lighting system.  There is also a snow tubing park which provides a 700 foot run with great views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.  It also boasts it’s own lift, lighting and snowmaking system, as well.

At the Alpine Village, there are shops, eateries, a craft brewery, and a 7,000 square foot ice skating rink.  A free sledding hill is next to Beech Mountain Town Hall for kids 12 and under.


Appalachian Ski Mountain has 10 slopes open, and 5 lifts open.  All three freestyle terrain park slopes are open for skiing and snowboarding.  The base is currently 12 to 34 inches.  Ice skating is available during three two-hour sessions at noon, 2:30 pm and 7 pm.