Sugar Mountain Resort - Sweet in All Four Seasons

Why Sugar Mountain is Considered the Best Ski Resort in North Carolina

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Sugar Mountain Resort - Sweet in All Four Seasons
Famous Linn Cove Viaduct near Grandfather Mountain, Sugar Mountain and Banner Elk

Within 20 minutes of our "escape" rentals is Boone, Blowing Rock and Linville North Carolina where a quiet and understated village called Sugar Mountain sits. The ski resort was built in 1969 and the Village of Sugar Mountain was incorporated in 1989. The resort village of Sugar Mountain is high in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains with elevations ranging from 4,100 at the base to 5,300 feet at the summit. The premier ski resort is privately owned, while the public golf and tennis club is owned by the village making for happy guests who do not need to pay membership fees to play the course touted as THE #2 short course in the US. Want to see the front nine? Click HERE to see the front nine and HERE to see the back nine. Need a tee time? You can reserve up to two weeks in advance. Click HERE to check available tee times or book one HERE

The winter months December - March also offer tubing and ice skating to round out the perfect winter getaway for families and groups wanting that perfect winter vacation without traveling too far.

Projected Opening Date for Sugar Mountain Ski Resort 2022 is November 18. As with all ski resorts, it is weather dependent. You can check the latest opening date here.

Events at Sugar Mountain 2022

You are probably beginning to get the picture there's a lot going on at Sugar Mountain. Staying a weekend is just the tip of the iceberg. A week stay is a The best way to keep up with all the events as well as opening and closing dates for the ski resort, chairlifts, trails, golf, tennis and Summer Concerts is to check out their website directly by clicking here. If you plan to stay on property (highly suggested), pro tip, the Summer Concert Series at Sugar Mountain Golf Resort is a short 1 minute stroll from the Suite Escape property at Snowlake. Every Wednesday in the Summer, you can enjoy free live music!

In a nutshell, Sugar Mountain 2022 offers endless fun and activities.


Sugar Mountain Public Golf Club OPENS APRIL 20, 2022

Bike Park & Scenic Chairlift Rides MAY 27-30 10AM - 6PM

Sports Shop Sale MAY 27-30 10AM - 6PM


Bike Park & Scenic Chairlift Rides JULY 1 - SEPT 5

Fireworks on Top of Sugar Mountain JULY 4, 2022

Sugar Mountain Summit Crawl JULY 4, 2022

Avery County Fine Arts & Master Crafts Festival JULY 15-17 2022

Tween & Teen Gravity Mountain Bike Camp JULY 15-17 2022

Ladies Gravity Mountain Bike Clinic JULY 23 2022

Tween & Teen Gravity Mountain Bike Camp AUG 5-7 2022

Avery County Fine Art & Master Crafts Festival AUG 12-14 2022

Go Nuts North Carolina Regional Downhill Mountain Bike Competition

AUG 20-21


Bike Park & Scenic Chairlift Rides OCT 7-9

Oktoberfest OCT 8-9

Bike Park & Scenic Chairlift Rides OCT 14-16


Sugar Mountain Resort - Sweet in All Four Seasons







Carolina Mountains Vacation offers direct book vacation rentals saving you up to 30% on every booking, enough to pay for attractions and dinners! Lodges/cabins are approximately 20 minutes to nearby attractions such as Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls, Boone, Blowing Rock and the famous Blue Ridge Parkway.

Suite Escape@Snowlake Sugar Mountain

4 Bedroom 4 Bath King Suites, Sleeps up to 10

If you desire to stay at a unique mountain lodge that is within walking distance to all Sugar Mountain Resort and Village amenities, look no further than Suite Escape@Snowlake. This updated mountain lodge cabin located at situated at 4100 feet at the base of Sugar Mountain Resort and is one of the original properties in Sugar Mountain. Due to it's proximity 1/10th of a mile to the ticket booth, you will be on the slopes in no time. Just put your ski or snowboard boots on, grab your equipment from the handy outdoor ski closet and walk across the street. While it comfortably sleeps up to 10 people in 4 oversized bedrooms, all with en-suite private baths, this tri-level lodge was originally built with comfort as top of mind, alongside spacious gathering areas for those bonding and memory makers that make up a lasting desire to return time and again to Sugar Mountain. The full-size kitchen is complete with crockpot for those delicious family-style meals, you can easily prepare before you head out for a day on the slopes. During the holidays, guests are thrilled they can prepare a full holiday meal!

Elk Hill Escape Banner Elk

2/3 Bedroom 2 Bath Sleeps up to 6

A fun option for smaller groups of 2-6 people is our sister property Elk Hill Escape just five minutes and 1 mile from Sugar Mountain toward downtown Banner Elk and Beech Mountain. This updated property has direct access for those with mobility issues or just the desire for no stairs. The property is a two-level, and accommodates mobility challenges due to it the living, bedroom and kitchen all within the direct entry access on the first-level. The second level is a huge 600 square feet living area broken up into two sleeping/living areas. With the added workspace, it is perfect for relocation, work from home scenarios, home school, remote work, traveling nurses, temporary housing and more. Although set up as a short-term vacation rental, Carolina Mountains Vacation will consider longer stays. This beautiful cabin has a chic-luxe with the most comfortable beds on the planet and yes, even a gas grill!

**Carolina Mountains Vacation is a female-owned business of direct-book vacation rentals and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race or religion. We welcome guests from all walks of life including the LGBTQ travel community and have the simple expectation that guests will manage our properties as if they were their own. We offer a home away from home experience and look forward to making new friends along this travel journey.

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