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Sugar Mountain Resort

Banner Elk, NC
828-898-4521
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Ranked #13 of 16 Attractions in Banner Elk
Type: Ski/ Snowboard Areas
Activities: Skiing
Description: Big-mountain ski resort area featuring a 1,200-foot vertical drop and ski runs of one-and-one-half miles.
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Beautiful resort...We did not stay there but most likely will next time we go to that area....Golf course was beautiful , in great shape and quite challenging. Too bad we ran out of time...Would have loved to play it again!

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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We had a blast snow tubing. The lanes were well maintained. The magic carpet made it very easy to have plenty of rides. We came with children 5 and 3. They loved it. The workers were helpful. Very enjoyable.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

My boyfriend and I went to the slopes at Sugar Mtn back in February and had a great time! It was 80s weekend at the resort so everyone was in bright colors and 80s style gear/clothes! They also had different events going on throughout the weekend that made it even more fun. I think they create slopes for all levels... More

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Madison, Wisconsin, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

this is a nice resort; we are here on a timeshare exchange; the accommodations are comfortable; the view is spectacular; the rooms are well furnished; beds are comfortable; it's quiet; there are few activities; but there is a pool, hot tub, game room; our unit has a huge fire place; 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, it can sleep 8 with the... More

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We vacationed at Sugar Mountain during a mid week, late February. For a south east resort, Sugar Mountain trumps all! We are both instructors at another location and what I appreciated most about Sugar is that they have their ski / snowboard school completely separated from the rest of the slopes. Having a separate instructing yard is important in getting... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Enjoyed cabin rental offsite just a couple mi from slopes. Service was quick despite so many customers and we were skiing in no time. Wait times approx 7-10min for the lift. Food is expensive and typical for a ski lodge. Seen worse, seen better. Can't really compare to out west so for Carolina skiing Sugar hit the spot.

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Beaver, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

If you are in the Linville, Banner Elk, Grandfather Mtn area of N. Carolina in the summertime...I would not recommend the Scenic Lift Ride. You cannot really see anything. At such a high elevation you would think the view would be fantastic but both sides of the slopes are dwarfed by 70' high trees and the only thing you can... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

My son (6 years old), and my daughter (12 years old) loved the mountain. The upper mountain was a little icy, but that is normal for mountains in this location. The staff was very nice. We stayed in a cabin about 3 miles away. Next year I will stay in the cabins at the slope. I wouldn't advise this mountian... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Great slopes when in season and groomed fairly well. I was in school at Lees-McRae when I learned how to snow board and kept going back even after I left. Try to go when the base get thick. They blow snow weever possible.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My friend and I took her two sons (ages 6 and 8) to Sugar Mountain for a long weekend this winter so they could learn to ski. The experience had been okay the first day - the townhouse on the mountain was plain, but convenient; the boys learned the basics of skiing in ski school; and my friend and I... More

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