North Carolina certainly doesn’t have the best skiing in the country, but who the hell cares? The folks of Appalachia and the American Southeast flock to ski resorts in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina because it’s what they have, and they’re damn proud of it.
I’ve always been a big proponent of the ‘skiing is skiing’ mindset, and I hope to visit the slopes of Sugar Mountain, NC someday. The video below was created by Our State Magazine to show the attention and care Sugar takes to their impressive snowmaking operation.
Sugar can’t rely on mother nature to provide ample snowfall to blanket the slopes, but it certainly gets cold enough at 5,300′ to make snow throughout the winter. The passion that the resort’s owner and employees have for snowmaking and skiing really comes out in the video below. I loved it, and I have a pretty good feeling that you will too.
Sugar Mountain, NC Stats:
Peak Elevation: 5,300′
Skiable Acres: 125 ac.
Average Snowfall: 78″
Snowmaking Terrain: 100%
Night Skiing: YES