NEWS FLASH! THE SLOPES ARE OPEN NOW

down the slopes
November 5, 2014

SUGAR MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT
IS OPEN FOR THE 2014-15 WINTER SEASON

– Sugar Mountain Ski Resort opened one week earlier than last year, thanks to 8″ of new powder that fell on Saturday, November 2nd. That in itself is highly unusual so early in the season.

Snow making began with the onslaught of an polar blast of cold weather on Friday night. Two slopes are open, and despite a brief warm up expected mid-week the first week of November, snow making will continue as a second blast of cold air reaches the high country later in the week. All eyes are on the opening of Sugar’s new slope, known as Gunther’s Way after resort owner Gunther Jockl. Check out the new slope at www.skisugar.com/trailmap. The newly anticipated intermediate level slope features a variety of changing terrain. Situated on nine acres, Gunther’s Way is 150 feet wide and 2,900 feet long. An impressive 700 foot vertical guarantees an exciting challenge. Ten new SMI snow-making machines line the slope ensuring quality snow coverage. The new “blue square”, intermediate level slope,changes Sugar Mountain’s terrain classification to 34% easy, 52% intermediate and 14% most difficult. The Ski Area now spreads over 125 acres offering skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, tubing and snowshoeing. Sugar is now North Carolina’s largest snow-sports resort.

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 to see both activities opening progress.

Now is the time to book your skiing getaway! Call Sugar Mountain Accommodations Center today at 800-545-9475 or browse this website for your dream vacation. Be sure to ask about our special ski packages!

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