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Address: 1009 Sugar Mountain Dr, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7037
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+1 828-898-4521

Big-mountain ski resort area featuring a 1,200-foot vertical drop and ski...

Big-mountain ski resort area featuring a 1,200-foot vertical drop and ski runs of one-and-one-half miles.

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Ski NC is OK

The visit was ok. Prices are too high, and no pre-order discount lift tickets available online. Rental equipment was typical, poor condition. It is what it is. maybe spend more... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jakar B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The visit was ok. Prices are too high, and no pre-order discount lift tickets available online. Rental equipment was typical, poor condition. It is what it is. maybe spend more $ and go to colorado.

Thank Jakar B
Lugoff, South Carolina
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 19 March 2017

A friend had suggested Sugar Mtn for snow tubing. My 18 and 19 year-old and I had never snow tubed and were really looking forward to it. We had so much fun, it was a shame we were only staying the weekend. The staff were very friendly and ensured everyone's safety. My kids and I are already planning on coming... More 

Thank yokotagrad
Palm Coast, Florida
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75 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

The whole family traveled to Todd North Carolina for spring break from school in Florida. We decided to try a new outdoor activity that none of us had experienced, Snow Tubing....We were going to go to Hawksnest but learned that they were closed for the season. We looked online and found Sugar Mountain and liked the description of the activities... More 

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24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Sugar offers the most options and best skiing in NC. Rates are decent and slopes are fantastic. 10-15 minute chair lift rides means ample ski time on the way back down. Absolutely love skiing Sugar.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

This is a great place for beginner skiers. We put the kids in ski school and found it to be a great deal not to mention they were there all day while we got to ski kid-free. I am also a beginner so I took a private lesson and found it very helpful! Unfortunately, due to warm weather this winter... More 

Thank Bethany V
Bella Vista, Arkansas
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158 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Sugar mountain ski vacations make family memories! We have been skiing here over 37 years! Wow! Just fun, fun, fun!

Thank StanP02
Bunnlevel, North Carolina
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74 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Even though the weather was not cooperative, as it has been unseasonably hot this winter, the crew made plenty of snow and kept the conditions skiable. By afternoon it was slushy, but night skiing and morning skiing were great considering. Had to watch out for some icy spots. And it was crowded so had to avoid weak skiers and snowboarders

Thank Guy J
Dahlonega, Georgia
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67 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

We planned a trip back in November for Presidents weekend for snowboarding, tubing and ice-skating. However it was warm this year. We did not cancel our trip and are so glad we went. We did only Snowtube but it was great fun. Was pricey due to holiday weekend $32 for an hour and 45 mins. Everyone had great fun our... More 

Thank lizzardlee
Vero Beach, Florida
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32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

This is a nice mountain for all levels of skiing. There are a good selection of runs. The prices were pretty reasonable as far as skiing goes as well.

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Miami, Florida
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52 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Came to SMR at the end of the winter season for a quick weekend ski trip with the kids. Being that it was their and my husbands first time skiing, we decided to enroll them in ski lessons and rent the equipment directly from the resort. Fair warning to everyone and we went during a non peak time but a... More 

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