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Sugar Mountain

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort Guide

Sugar Mountain, United States

Rated: 2/5 (from 3 ratings)

Ski Area Highlights
Highest Lift1,620m
Resort Height1,250m
 Nearest AirportsTri-Cities Regional and Asheville
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Sugar Mountain

The American ski resort of Sugar Mountain is at an altitude of 1,250m.


Sugar Mountain has direct access to 18 marked pistes, served by a total of 8 ski lifts.


Sugar Mountain offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Sugar Mountain offers some good boarding and there are a variety of Snow and Terrain Parks in Sugar Mountain.

Notable Ski Runs

The most difficult run is the 'Whoopdedoo'.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Sugar Mountain?

The next notable snow forecast is 1cm, expected on 4 November.

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Snow this week

Snow Forecast by day for Sugar Mountain

Ski Area Stats

Sugar Mountain Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Sugar Mountain Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,620m
Lowest Piste1,250m
Resort Altitude (Sugar Mountain)1,250m
Max Vertical370m

Ratings & Suitability

Ratings for Sugar Mountain
Intermediate Skiers

Location and Map

Where is Sugar Mountain?

This ski resort is in Banner Elk, Avery, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Sugar Mountain is Tri-Cities Regional, 94 minutes drive away.

Asheville, Charlotte Douglas and Greenville airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The eight ski lifts are able to uplift 8,800 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Sugar Mountain open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Sugar Mountain, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Sugar Mountain Tourist Office for the latest.

Sugar Mountain