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“Good place to stay and good food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cataloochee Ski Area

Cataloochee Ski Area
1080 Ski Lodge Road, Maggie Valley, NC
828-926-0285
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Owner description: Cataloochee Ski Area, located high in the mountains of Western North Carolina is the home of “Great Skiing in the Great Smokies!” One of the first areas in the region to open each season, Cataloochee is committed to making your skiing and snowboarding experience the best it can be by utilizing one the most advanced snowmaking systems in the Southeast. With 100% snowmaking on 17 lighted slopes including the Cat Cage Terrain Park, 3 aerial lifts and 3 moving carpet lifts, and over 4,000 sets of snowsports equipment, the Cataloochee experience offers something everyone. We feature a PSIA and AASI member Ski and Snowboard School with instruction for all ages and abilities, a Children’s Learning Center featuring our Cat Trackers program for kids ages 4-12 and a variety of terrain for beginners to experts alike.
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Roxboro, North Carolina
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“Good place to stay and good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2012

The cabin was nice and the area was very pleasant to be at. The food was just as advertised.

Visited September 2011
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Charleston, South Carolina
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“Great family ski area”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

We are season pass holders and love this mountain. Our kids learned to ski here. It is a nice, family run ski area with a great staff. There are runs for all abilities here. Close to Asheville and Atlanta.

Visited February 2012
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Cherokee, North Carolina, United States
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“if you don't ski or snowboard, sit at the bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

Been there a long long time. Friendly workers. I took my kids when they were young and they still go. They've survived bad seasons when not much snow and are still there. Beginner to Advanced slopes.

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louisiana
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“Snow-Smoe (Tubing)”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2012

Sooo, being from Louisiana and all, we ventured to N.C. looking for mountains (check) & possibly some snow (nope). The weather was mildly cool...NO snow at all (we went for x-mas). But the pics on this website looked awesome and being a very keen observer I noticed that they had a snow-maker in the background. We were hopeful that they had made the snow and it would be a great experience for my small kids & family. So we packed up drove 40 minutes to see a 2 lane muddy slope of slush. Mind you I grew up in WI, so I am very familiar with slush...it was on the side of a hill in the shade so it was FREEZING cold and WET, not a good combo. This was NOT what the pic advertised. The line was super long. The kids & adults on the hill were covered in MUD, not snow. To say the least....I was very disappointed. (they did have hot chocolate though.)

Visited December 2011
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Franklin, North Carolina
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“great ski spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2012

This is a wonderful site for those who love winter sports. The folks running this location are honest, personable, and helpful. Our family enjoys visiting there.

Visited February 2012
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