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Address: 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive, Banner Elk, NC 28604
Phone Number: 828-898-4521
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Activities: Skiing
Description: Big-mountain ski resort area featuring a 1,200-foot vertical drop and ski...
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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Fun skiing, rude instructor

My wife took me to Sugar Mountain for my belated 40th birthday present in early March. They have 25% off in March so that's a plus. I had been here 14 months ago for my first... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Tampa, Florida
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27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We love coming here because they have something for everyone. The little ones love snow tubing while the older ones go snowboarding or skiing. They also had an ice skating ring which was lots of fun for the kids. We can't wait to return next year.

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Boyne Falls, Michigan
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24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This resort needs some TLC. There were dead flies in our living room window ledge, dead flies in the kitchen light fixture, some green mold growing on the deck, no air conditioning. A lot of maintenance is needed, from washing the outside of the building and painting would help this place a lot. I also had to vacuum the pull... More 

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Palm Coast, Florida
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33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We enjoyed playing this mountain course. Nice fairways and beautiful greens. Bad sand traps...like wet cement. Stay out of the traps. Elevated tee shots, scenic mountain views. We'll go back.

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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62 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We like the area so much we decided to buy on Sugar Mountain. We love the mountains and in the summer hiked to the summit a couple of times. There are mountain bike trails and the ski resort. This summer (2015) the resort is closed as they are adding bigger high speed lifts. Last year they added an new area... More 

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Longwood, Florida
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41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

I'm from Florida so any snow and great for me, but while we were there we got over a foot of fresh powder! This was so exciting, except when it got to -18 degrees... But the slopes were well maintained, most of the lifts were on, and the resort itself was clean. It is definitely outdated, but for the price... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

my son loves the ski lift. I went with him and the views of the valley and the canker on the cliff (sugar top condo, looks like it belonged in the soviet union)

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Spring, Texas
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35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We went here over Christmas break 2014. The snow was fake so it wasn't soft. It was extremely crowded on the slopes and we waited on average 25 minutes each time we wanted to get on the lift. In about 3 hours, I only made it down the slopes about 4 times. The resort is OK. Better looking than Catalooche... More 

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Apopka, Florida
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The people were so nice. Small town which I love. Slopes were nice and reasonably priced. Trainers were very informative and the food was good. Meet people from all over and everyone said the same thing,how everyone was so nice. Will definitely go back.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

If you only have enough time to drive to TN, SC or NC i would recommend Sugar Mountain. They do a good job grooming and the facilities are nice. They have two nice long green slopes, several good intermediates one of them is a mile long. And for the south the black are pretty good. The prices are reasonable, all... More 

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Myrtle Beach
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My wife took me to Sugar Mountain for my belated 40th birthday present in early March. They have 25% off in March so that's a plus. I had been here 14 months ago for my first ski trip and fell in love with the sport. I'm proud that I greatly improved my skiing skills on my second trip, falling only... More 

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