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Sugar Mountain Resort

1009 Sugar Mountain Dr, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7037
+1 828-898-4521
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Worst Ski Area Ever!

Just got back from 11 hours in the car… Was so stoked to go snowboarding at sugar Mountain… But was... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
via mobile
A fun place

A fun place. But I found it confusing, nobody offered much information, I had to go up and down... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
Thaísa E
Divinópolis, Minas Gerais, Brazil
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Big-mountain ski resort area featuring a 1,200-foot vertical drop and ski runs of one-and-one-half miles.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good31%
  • Average17%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible18%
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“snow tubing” (22 reviews)
“ski trip” (19 reviews)
“ice skating” (14 reviews)
1009 Sugar Mountain Dr, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7037
+1 828-898-4521
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Just got back from 11 hours in the car… Was so stoked to go snowboarding at sugar Mountain… But was the worst experience ever!… I checked the WebCams, they don’t really show you what the conditions are like… Also last night they fired up a...More

2  Thank Patphotog
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

A fun place. But I found it confusing, nobody offered much information, I had to go up and down many stairs to understand how everything worked.

1  Thank Thaísa E
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We found this resort fair, but not very well maintained. It was a challenge for senior citizens on canes to get up and down the steep steps to get into the unit. The shower was over a large tub with 2 steps to get into...More

1  Thank grandee61947
Reviewed 18 June 2017 via mobile

Been a long time since this Floridian played some mountain golf, but happy to have the chance while staying at Sugar Mountain. Don't be fooled by the 4400 yds or the par of 64, this little course is no walkover. Great condition. Character and scenic...More

1  Thank Rick D
Reviewed 29 May 2017

The snow was light for the 2016-2017 ski season. The resort has really upgraded the lifts and snow making equipment. Don't forget the summer. The resort has both hiking and mountain bank trails.

1  Thank jurassicfish
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Although it is a par 64, it is extremely manicured and a great track. Perfect for the average golfer. Not for big hitters. The par 3s are all challenging. Gorgeous views from all tees.

Thank AMP2011
Reviewed 25 March 2017

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.

2  Thank Jakar B
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...More

1  Thank yokotagrad
Reviewed 15 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...More

5  Thank Ron G
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.

1  Thank JORDAN W
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16 November 2017|
Response from Thaísa E | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, because I did not go during this event, but it was crowded.
13 January 2017|
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Response from Edith G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I haven't seen that and I don't have information about that.