About the Area

about-areaSugar Mountain is the gem in the crown of the High Country. With a base elevation of 4000 feet and soaring to 5300 feet above sea level, our little village is like a slice of New England, only so much closer!

As a true 4-season resort you’ll be amazed every time you visit. Winter bustles with exciting activities like tubing and ice skating, not to mention the finest, most diverse skiing in the southeast.
Spring is a time for quiet surprises as the mountain comes to life with delicate wildflowers and blossoming trees. Take a stroll (or ride your bike) along our extensive trail system to rejuvenate your soul and maybe catch a glimpse of the local wildlife.

Summer rolls in with incredible deep-green glory and summer temperature that will make you smile. Play 18 holes or a tennis match in 70-degree weather (after you’ve started in a sweater!) and you’ll see why summer at Sugar Mountain is all smiles!

And then there’s autumn, when Sugar Mountain really puts on a show. Our namesake sugar maples burst into color on a scale as grand and on a pallet as majestic as anything in the northeast. A chill in the air, the crunch of leaves under your feet and a hint of wood smoke – and then it all begins again.

Just down from Sugar Mountain is the cozy little town of Banner Elk. Don’t let the one stop light fool you, though, because Banner Elk offers the finest dining options in the High Country. You’ll never want for something to do or eat here in the heart of the High Country.

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