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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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Jacksonville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

The greatest place in the world to run away from HOT Florida summers -! We love it here-- always cool on top of the mountain - (Unit 431)..and in general….a perfect getaway spot. Pool, jacuzzi, skiing , - and right on top of the ski slope. Love it !!!!

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Rutherfordton
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We attended both days (as soon as the rain stopped) and had a great time. The band does a great job of entertaining the crowd. The beer was cold and the food was hot. We had the Knockwurst plate with German potato salad. I prefer my potato salad hot, but I also know how tough that is to hold in... More

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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
38 helpful votes 38 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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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
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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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