Sugar Mountain Resort

Season start/end: 11/20/2017 - 03/24/2018 (estimated)

Welcome to Sugar Mountain Resort

Sugar Mountain Resort is one of the top resorts in North Carolina. With 21 runs spanning 125 acres, it is well worth a visit if you find yourself in the area. To give you a snapshot of the resort, we've put together a comprehensive list of key statistics, including mountain profile, lift system, historical opening and closing dates, and ticket pricing. Make sure you read the reviews left by skiers and riders who've experienced it first hand, and check out how they rate the resort!
Sugar Mountain Resort vs
Sugar Mountain ResortAppalachian Ski Mountain
beginner33 %25 %
intermediate43 %50 %
advanced19 %25 %
expert5 %-
total runs21 12
ski area125 ac 27 ac
summit elevation5,300 ft 4,000 ft
total lifts8 5
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$74 $62


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JOJim O.
intermediate snowboarder

3.9 / 5

Dec 05, 2017
For North Carolina, this place is awesome. Easy to get to from Charlotte or points south, it's a real mountain without having to get on a plane. The lifts and facilities are top notch, and honestly the terrain is pretty good too. The acreage is obviously limited, what with this... More
TMThomas M.
advanced skier

3.5 / 5

Nov 29, 2017
Sugar Mountain Resort is a nice resort to learn to ski at. Although it is not the best for more advanced skiers. Also the snow isn’t good at all unless you come while it’s snowing. Can also be very icy at times. ... More
CWCharles W.
advanced skier

2.8 / 5

Nov 06, 2017
Limited snow since this is in the south but one of the best along with Beech Mountain which is better in my opinion since it is higher elevation. Beech Mt is not on your list... More
KMKevin M.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 23, 2017
One of the better resorts in NC. My top choice in the state. Speed lift now makes it a lot better than before. Terrain park is rarely open though. Like the option of 2 blacks and an easy blue at the top of the mountain.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 11, 2017
Sugarbowl resort is a great place to snowboard and ski. Just off of i80 it's an easy drive to get to. All of the staff are friendly and helpful no matter what's the situation. Nice and wide open especially after opening up the new lift a few years ago. I would recommend this... More
AKAnthony K.
Very Good!

4 / 5

Oct 04, 2017
The only resort that I have been to here on the east coast. Lots of fun to ride. I really enjoy the terrain here. I hope this next season is epic. I have been to west coast ski resorts and moved to the east. Still exploring resorts here.
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Open 11/20/2017
Close 03/24/2018*
* Estimated based on previous years.

Lift tickets

Child Free
Adult $74

Trails levels


Trail maps


3.7 / 5

based on 6 reviews
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4,100 ft
5,300 ft
Vertical drop
1,200 ft


Total runs
Terrain Parks
Longest Run
2 mi
Skiable Terrain
125 ac
Snowmaking Area
125 ac


High Speed Six
Triple Chair
Double Chairs
Surface Lifts
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