▶ Winter Activities

Sugar Mountain Resort

Phone: 828-898-4521
Address: 1009 Sugar Mountain Dr, Sugar Mountain, NC
Website: skisugar.com

Hours: Winter season runs November through March
Day Session: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Half-Day Session: 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Twilight Session: 12:30 - 10:00 p.m. (closed from 4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.)
Night Session: 6 - 10 p.m.
Tubing: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Ice Skating: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Child Care: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.


4 Double
1 Triple
2 Magic Carpets
1 Handlepull tow
8 Beginner
8 Intermediate
3 More Difficult
1 Most difficult
1 Freestyle Terrain/Terrain Parks
21 Total Trails
Terrain Mix: Expert: 14%, Intermediate: 52%, Beginner: 34%
Peak Elevation: 5,300 ft.
Base Elevation: 4,100 ft.
Vertical Drop: 1,200 ft.
Total Lift Capacity: 8,800 People Per Hour
Slopes Lighted for Night Skiing: 15 slopes
Snowmaking: 100% Coverage
Other Activities: ice skating, tubing, snowshoeing
Amenities: ….


Whether this is your first time skiing or snowboarding, or you’ve been skiing or riding for years and just want to improve your skills, we’ve got instructors ready for you. Ski and snowboard group lessons are available for all levels and abilities.
Group lessons are one hour for groups of 1-3 people and and hour and a half for groups of 4 or more. Group lessons are for skiers and snowboarders 8 years old and up only. Groups are put together by ability level.
If you prefer to have the instructor all to yourself, ski and snowboard private lessons are also available for all levels and abilities. Private lessons are available for ages 4 and up.

Lesson Rates
Group Lesson: $24
Private Lesson: $58
Additional person in Private Lesson: $24

Lesson Times
Everyday 9:00am- 3:00pm and 6:00pm- 8:00pm
On the hour

Midweek Learn to Ski/Snowboard Package
For skiers and snowboarders 8 years old & up only. Available Monday through Friday, non-holiday, includes lift ticket, ski or snowboard rental and one hour group lesson. Available for Full-Day or Twilight sessions only. The Midweek Learn to Ski/Snowboard Specials should be purchased from the Rental cashiers. You must mention the special prior to any purchases to receive the special.
Learn to Ski: $64
Learn to Snowboard: $79


Sugar Mountain Resort's 10,000 square foot refrigerated outdoor ice skating rink is located adjacent to parking lot D and the Tubing Park. Nestled between the ice rink and the tubing park is the Dave Nixon Pro Shop which houses skate rentals, the Sugar Mountain Sports Shop Annex and a Sugar Mountain Resort restaurant. Inside you'll find a warm, cozy spot to warm up and sip a hot chocolate or indulge in a hearty meal. Browse the Sports Shop Annex for winter apparel, unique Sugar Mountain souvenirs or last minute items such as gloves, ear or neck warmers, hats, and much more!

Ice Skating Rates
Weekday: $15 per 1 1/2 hour session
$ 8 school groups (weekday not holiday)
Weekend/Holiday: $ 20 per 1 1/2 hour session

sessions are an hour and 30 minutes long and are offered at 10:00am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, and 8:00pm


Looking for something different? Try tubing! Located on the Sugar Mountain Golf Course; the 700 ft long tubing lanes are serviced by a Magic Carpet lift. Snowmaking, lights for night tubing and regularly groomed lanes complete the facility. Sessions are just under two hours long and run from 10:00am until 10:00pm. Individual tickets must be purchased at the tubing run, not the normal selling windows at the lodge. Waivers for children 11 & under must be signed by parent or guardian. Save time by downloading the form (found here: http://www.skisugar.com/tubing/) and bringing it with you.

Tubing Rates
weekdays: $25 per session
weekends/holidays: $30 per session

Sessions are 1 hour and 45 minutes long and are offered at 10am, 12, 2, 4, 6, 8pm


A great way to stay fit during the winter months! Snowshoe tours will be offered every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 3:00pm and Saturday at 9:00am and 3:00pm. Based on instructor availability, additional tours will be given on demand for groups of 4 to 15. The program includes a 1 hour tour and snowshoe rentals.
Sign up at least 15 minutes prior to your tour time at the Ski/Snowboard School building.

Snowshoeing Rates
$25 per 1 hour session