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Winter Feels Great At Sugar Mountain Resort

Saturday, January 4th, 2014

ASHEVILLE NC – Try snowshoeing at Sugar Mountain Resort for free. Discover the fun and fitness of snow sports by participating in the 19th Annual National Winter Trails Day Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Sugar Mountain Resort.

Children and adults new to snow sports can try snowshoeing for FREE at Sugar Mountain on Saturday, January 11th. Guided snowshoe tours will go out every hour from 9am until 4pm. The complimentary forty-five minute snowshoe guided tour includes a snowshoe rental.

Adult tours are for persons twelve years of age or older. Children’s tours are for those eight to eleven years young. Sign up at least fifteen minutes prior to your tour time at the Ski/Snowboard School. Reservations are not accepted. Availability is limited.

For more information please call 1-800-SUGARMT x200 or visit www.skisugar.com/calendar.

Sugarfest Winter in the Mountains

Thursday, December 5th, 2013

ASHEVILLE NC – Sugar Mountain Resort’s eleventh annual SugarFest is scheduled for December 13th through the 15th.

Weekend festivities begin Friday, December 13th when the twentieth Annual Pre-Season Ski Clinic introduces two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Diann Roffe to an eager group of skiers taking part in three days of personalized instruction on the slopes. The all-inclusive clinic is open to serious ski racing enthusiasts. It includes video analysis, a ski tuning seminar, lift/slope tickets, a Saturday night banquet and the camaraderie of old and new friends.

Later that evening at 7:30p.m., 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist Paul Wylie performs his signature skate routines free of charge for the public. The approachable Wylie is a great showman who eagerly interacts with anyone on or off the ice after the show. If you’ve never seen or held a real Olympic gold or silver medal, stop by the ice rink. Paul and Diann will share their medals and Olympic experiences with you.

Delight in the beginning of the three-day SugarFEAST during the evening’s skate show on Sugar’s 10,000 sq. ft. outdoor ice rink. To keep you warm and well-hydrated a hot chocolate and whip cream bar will flow creamy, smooth chocolate pleasures.

All day Saturday and Sunday ski and snowboard manufacturers roll out their newest equipment for an unmatched demo inventory. Any valid lift ticket holder with a driver’s license is welcome to sample the latest ski and snowboard equipment.

Participating brands include Salomon, Volkl, Nordica, Burton, Head, Never Summer, K2, Atomic, Rossignol, Ride and Line. Just bring your boots, register, and test drive the goods from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The SugarFest demo is brought to you by Ski Country Sports.

SugarFEAST continues throughout the weekend. Browse through the cafeteria line each day and experience the “Soup Safari”. Or later at 5 p.m. North Carolina BBQ and Sweet Tea should satisfy your appetite after a productive and rewarding day demoing the season’s new equipment.

At SugarFest, Après ski isn’t a thing of the past. A fireworks display will take place just before 6 p.m. The deck at the base lodge is a great place to take it all in. Kick off your boots and enjoy great food, warm drinks and live bluegrass music from favorite local music group, BOSS HAWG. The Last Run Lounge will feature SugarBrew’s award winning “best in show” Thomas Creek Brewery’s, Up the Creek Extreme IPA brewed in Greenville, SC. Of course, the good ole German beer, Spaten will be on tap among others. No shortage of beverage selection here.

Not to forget, tubing is always fun and doesn’t require much of anything. Snowshoeing on the other hand is a healthy workout in an environment you won’t experience on a treadmill.

To enjoy the total SugarFest experience, you’ll want to spend the weekend on the mountain. Participating lodging agencies within the Village of Sugar Mountain offer discounted rates for slope-side and on-mountain accommodations. Sugar Mountain Resort’s Winter Value Packages are available too.

To learn more about SugarFest go to www.skisugar.com/sugarfest or call 1-800-SUGAR-MT and become a part of Sugar Mountain’s fun-filled winter kick off.

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort Is Open For The 2013-14 Winter Season

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

ASHEVILLE NC – Sugar Mountain Ski Resort in the Appalachian Mountains of Western North Carolina is open for skiing and snowboarding. “It feels terrific to get the winter season started. A mid-November opening is typical for Sugar Mountain,” said Owner & President Gunther Jochl.

Snowmaking began Sunday evening, November 10th and continued until mid-morning on the 11th. A brief warm-up shut snowmaking down for the day. However, the snow machines came back to life early Tuesday morning as temperatures steadily dropped throughout the day. Overnight temperatures settled in the single digits at the summit and mid-teens at the base, creating an ideal snowmaking environment. Snow flurries accompanied the polar express leaving a dusting of natural snow on Sugar Mountain. Snowmaking continues.

Today skiers and snowboarders can expect a 6-24 inch base on a manmade packed powder surface covering the Upper and Lower Flying Mile slopes. The Summit #1 Lift is in operation to the 3/4’s station. Lift/slope ticket prices are $30 for a full-day session and $25 for a half-day session. For a real time look at the slopes through the live, streaming web cam please log on to www.skisugar.com/sugarlive.

The Sugar Mountain Ski and Snowboard School and the Equipment Rental Shop are both fully operational. Sugar Mountain Sports Shop, located in the Base Lodge is open for the season. It features the finest in winter apparel and footwear, quality gift items, and souvenirs; a great place to begin your holiday shopping. Plus, new winter items are arriving daily. If you have a group please contact the Group Sales Department. They will be happy to accommodate you.

Sugar’s 10,000 square foot outdoor ice rink and tubing park are scheduled to open as soon as weather permits. Visit www.skisugar.com/sugarlive/activity.phtml to see both activities opening progress.

For more information please call 800-SUGAR-MT or view www.skisugar.com for the latest slope and weather conditions. Historical opening and closing dates as well as recorded annual natural snowfall measurements can be found at www.skisugar.com/press/stats.

Sugarfest – Winter In The North Carolina Mountains

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

ASHEVILLE NC – Even if winter isn’t your time of year, SugarFest has something for you. And if winter is your cup of tea, don’t miss the North Carolina High Country’s unofficial kickoff to the ski season. Now in its 9th year, SugarFest, December 10th and 11th, is a presentation of Sugar Mountain Ski Resort and the Tourism Development Authority of the incorporated Village of Sugar Mountain. “The unique collaboration between public and private sector has produced an alpine celebration that is surging in popularity every year,” Sugar Mountain Resort President, Gunther Jochl said.

Monster Energy launches this season’s event with a chance to win one of six RIDE snowboards to be given away SugarFest weekend. Text “RIDEBOB” to 35350 or visit www.sugarfestnc.com right now to enter for your chance to win.

Weekend festivities begin Friday, December 9th when the 18th Annual Pre-Season Ski Clinic introduces Olympic Gold Medalist Diann Roffe and U.S. National Super G Champion Keely Kelleher to an eager group of enthusiasts taking part in three days of personalized instruction on the slopes. The all-inclusive clinic is open to everyone and includes three days on the slopes, video analysis, tuning seminar, and a banquet Saturday night.

That weekend, in what has become a “can’t miss” opportunity, ski and snowboard manufacturers roll out the newest equipment for an unmatched demo inventory that allows any lift ticket holder with a driver’s license to sample the latest in ski and snowboard technology. “Anytime you come to the ski slopes it should be a good time,” explained Sugar Mountain Resort President Gunther Jochl. “Events like SugarFest help us do that and hopefully create interest in winter sports.”

Participating brands include Salomon, Volkl, Nordica, Burton, Head, Never Summer, K2, Atomic, Dynastar, Rossignol, Ride, Line, Fischer and Forum. Just bring your boots, register, and test drive the ‘good stuff’ from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The SugarFest demo is brought to you by Ski Country Sports.

At the 10,000 sq. ft. outdoor ice rink, 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist Paul Wylie, will perform his signature skate routines for the public on Saturday at 3 p.m. The approachable Wylie is a great showman who interacts with all the skaters, from beginners to expert.

At SugarFest, Après ski isn’t a thing of the past. The fireworks continue with an impressive pyrotechnic display you can take in from the base lodge just before 6 p.m. as you kick off your boots and enjoy great food and warm drinks. Live bluegrass music from SugarFest’s favorite local music group, BOSS HAWG delivers a footstompin’ good time.

On Sunday at noon, come out and watch or throw down with some of the area’s most daring and creative riders and skiers as they deliver thrilling entertainment during the RIDE Rail Jam Expression Session. First prize is another RIDE snowboard. Additional awards and prizes are courtesy of Alpine Ski Center and RIDE Snowboards.

To enjoy the total SugarFest experience, you’ll want to spend a night or two on the mountain. All lodging agencies within the Village of Sugar Mountain offer discounted rates for slope-side and on-mountain accommodations so you can do just that. Sugar Mountain Resort Winter Value Packages are available too.

To learn more about SugarFest 2011, call 1-800-SUGAR-MT or go to www.seesugar.com and become a part of another Sugar Mountain fun-filled celebration.

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort Open!

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

ASHEVILLE NC – Mother Nature’s in charge! And Sugar Mountain Resort is hoping the third time’s a charm. The ski area reopened Wednesday, November 30, 2011 for skiing and snowboarding. Warm temperatures melted away the snow on Monday, November 21, 2011, temporarily shutting the ski area down for the second time this season.

Snowmaking began at 3 a.m. November 29, and continues as temperatures have dropped into the 20’s.  View Sugar’s live, streaming web cam at www.skisugar.com/sugarlive to gauge snow accumulations and slope conditions.

Starting November 30, the Upper and Lower Flying Mile slopes opened, providing a run of one mile long. Summit #1 lift will operate to the 3/4’s station servicing both slopes for the day and 1/2 day sessions.

Ice skating began November 30 as well. For daily skate session times please check www.skisugar.com/skating.

SugarFest, December 10th & 11th is just around the corner. If you’re looking for an early season deal, take advantage of our Winter Value Packages.

Please call 800-SUGAR-MT (784-2768) or view our website www.skisugar.com for the latest slope and weather conditions.

Remember, slope conditions change as the result of weather, skier traffic and other factors. Be aware of changing conditions and specific open dates!

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