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KIDS LOVE WINTER FUN. COME TO SUGAR FOR THE HOLIDAYS.

Winter fun on Sugar is not just for adults; kids can enjoy frolicking as well. For starters, kids 4 years and under get free lift tickets with an adult purchasing a lift ticket at Sugar Mountain Resort. What better way to get the little one in the swing of things at an early age! Starting at age 5 kids can enroll in the Sugar Bear Ski School program. For less... ...Read more

SKI CHEAP ON SUGAR WITH UNBEATABLE WINTER VALUE PACKAGES

SLOPES ARE OPEN! There is no better time to enjoy the special discounts available when you combine slope side and near slope accommodations with lift tickets. Call our talented reservations agents now and come have some serious fun! ...Read more

SugarFest on Sugar Mountain December 8-10

A 3-Day Weekend of Winter fun for the whole family begins on Friday, December 8th. You’ve been waiting for months to hit the slopes. Here is your opportunity. Slopes are open and snow making in process. Four-time Olympian and World Cup downhill winner, Marco Sullivan, heads up a three day preseason ski clinic and veteran Olympic figure skating silver medalist Paul Wylie performs an amazing show on-ice followed by an... ...Read more

DON’T MISS THE 27TH ANNUAL OKTOBERFEST AND 40TH WOOLLY WORM FESTIVAL THIS MONTH

Don’t miss out on a foot stomping good time Saturday and Sunday, October 14 & 15 when a combination of German and local craft beer, brats and band music fill the Sugar Mountain ski lodge and surrounding grounds. The Harbour Town Fest Band will provide a Bavarian ring to Sugar’s 27th Oktoberfest celebration, while the local Valle Crucis Middle School band will remind you that you’re still in the good... ...Read more

PRE-SEASON DISCOUNTS ON LODGING

PRE-SKI IS HERE! SAVE 25% AND ENJOY THE FIRST BLUSH OF WINTER It’s the “cusp” of ski season. The brilliance of fall begins to fade but the long range views are just as memorable. Save at least 25% on your accommodations. Call our talented reservation agents for the sweetest lodging deals in High Country. ...Read more

ENJOY SUMMER IN OUR AWARD WINNING WINE COUNTRY

You won’t want to miss any of our nearby award winning wineries this summer. Enjoy some of the very best red and white wines available east of the Rocky Mountains. Best news is the fact that it’s so cool and lovely you will relish sitting outside by the babbling Watauga River at the Grandfather Vineyards, or under a canopy a the Linville Falls Winery. The Banner Elk Winery offers tours... ...Read more

PICK UP A SWEET DEAL ON SUGAR THIS SUMMER

Come chill out with us on Sugar Mountain and enjoy the best “happenings” in the High Country. Take advantage of Sugar Mountain’s Golf and Tennis Packages. Stay 2-5 nights and receive discounts on lodging and unlimited golf and tennis each day of the package. Call a member of our talented reservation team for all the details. ...Read more

SUGAR IS SWEETER THIS SUMMER!

Come chill out with us on Sugar Mountain and enjoy the best “happenings” in the High Country. Every Monday evening this summer from 6-8 PM you’ll find live music, food, beverages and activities on the Sugar Mountain Golf & Tennis Pro Shop Deck. Golf and tennis are open to the public. The Sugar Mountain Resort Summit express is open for weekends and special events. The five minute ride to the... ...Read more

SPRING INTO SAVINGS ON SUGAR

Special “shoulder season” discounts on selected homes and condos will save you a bundle as you explore the High Country this spring. So much to do, so much to save! Give our reservations associates an opportunity to find just the right vacation package for you and your family. ...Read more

ENJOY SPRING ON SUGAR MOUNTAIN

Spring is on our doorstep; time to gear up for hiking, biking, golfing and tennis in the High Country. We’ll provide you with the local knowledge you need to make your next Sugar Mountain getaway a blast. Let’s start with nearby Grandfather Mountain. Hike for free at Grandfather Mountain State Park. One of those trail heads is located just 5 minutes from Sugar Mountain on Hwy 105. It’s called the... ...Read more

MARCH MADNESS ON SUGAR

It’s March Madness on Sugar Mountain. The best rates and lodging deals of the year begin March 6 and extend to the end of ski season. Enjoy discounts up to 40% on winter value packages that include lodging, lift ticket, rental equipment plus access to tubing and ice skating. Not planning on hitting the slopes or rink? We also have excellent lodging only discounts for select accommodations. If you have... ...Read more

FEBRUARY FUN ON SUGAR MOUNTAIN!

We have snow on the slopes. Sugar Mountain Resort is in full swing. You’ve been waiting for the best time. It’s here! Find all the details and follow real time slope, ice skating and weather conditions at this site: www.skisugar.com/cams. Remember kids 4 and under, and those 70 years young and above ski for free. Everyone in the family can enjoy winter sports on Sugar. Tubing park is open with... ...Read more

SKI SEASON KICK OFF DEALS!!

It’s cold outside, snow is on the ground, but the deals are hot! Early Season Ski Packages – 40% Discounts and NO CROWDS – until December 15, 2016 SugarFest Celebration – 30% Discounts on almost all of our Homes, Cabins & Condos – December 10-11, 2016. Get your ski legs back with the Pre-Season Ski Clinic and stick around for fireworks over the mountain. Week Before Christmas Special – New... ...Read more

ENJOY GREAT NOVEMBER DISCOUNTS ON SELECTED ACCOMMODATIONS

We’re enjoying the most colorful, dry and pleasant autumn in years on Sugar Mountain. This is the perfect time to come explore the gorgeous landscape. Take a wine tour, bike the Creeper Trail, hike the trails before they are covered with snow, try your hand at gem mining or just kick back and savor our fantastic restaurants. To celebrate this very special time of year, Sugar Mountain Accommodations is offering... ...Read more

OCTOBER 19 BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN COLOR REPORT

Here in the highest elevations (4,500 – 5,300 feet) of western North Carolina the fall colors peaked this week. Colors were evident for Oktoberfest this year, and all the golds and reds burst into full show for Woolly Worm festival on October 15-16th, with unseasonably warm temps adding to the mix. In the Boone/Blowing Rock area of North Carolina, we’re getting reports of excellent color in the 3,000 to 4,000... ...Read more

39TH ANNUAL WOOLLY WORM FESTIVAL OCTOBER 15-16, 2016

Enjoy the High Country’s most famous leaf season happening, the Annual Banner Elk Woolly Worm Festival. There is no other experience that can produce the absurd euphoria that comes from cheering for a caterpillar as he climbs a string. And the $1,000 first prize that accompanies the prestige of having your worm used to pronounce the official winter forecast doesn’t hurt either. Woolly Worm races begin around 10:00 a.m. Each... ...Read more

EXPERIENCE WINE COUNTRY IN THE SHADOW OF WORLD FAMOUS GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN

Who says good wine cannot be produced in the mountains of Western North Carolina? Take a close look at our award winning high country vineyards and you’ll soon understand that hiking and biking aside, you have a week’s worth of wine tasting to explore from your vacation home on Sugar Mountain. Last blog we covered Banner Elk and Linville Wineries. Now we take you to nearby Grandfather Mountain Vineyards &... ...Read more

COME ENJOY OUR WINERIES. WE HAVE LAST MINUTE DEALS.

Who says good wine cannot be produced in the mountains of Western North Carolina? Take a close look at these high country gems and you’ll soon understand that hiking and biking aside, you have a week’s worth of wine tasting to enjoy from your vacation home or condo on Sugar Mountain. We cover Banner Elk and Linville Falls Wineries in this blog. Next, we’ll take you to Grandfather Mountain Vineyards... ...Read more

HIGHLAND GAMES DRAW THOUSANDS TO OUR MOUNTAINS

It’s all about bagpipes and tartans this Thursday through Sunday, July 7-10 when thousands of Scotts and “would be” Scotts converge in Avery County for the 60th annual Grandfather Mountain Highland Games. These games enact the rich cultural traditions of Scotland with music, athletic prowess, dancing and everything ceremonial. The setting, in the shadow of the 5,946 peaks of Grandfather Mountain is not much different than the Scottish highlands 3,600... ...Read more

COME COOL OFF! ENJOY SUGAR MOUNTAIN GOLF & TENNIS PACKAGES

Take advantage of Sugar Mountain’s Golf and Tennis packages this summer. Stay with us for a two night minimum and enjoy discounts on lodging and unlimited golf and tennis each day of the package. Summer is the perfect time to be in Sugar Mountain. While your home temperatures may be scorching, our average temperatures are a cool 70 degrees. And Summer adventure is all around us. From hiking and biking... ...Read more