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Sugar Mountain Resort

1009 Sugar Mountain Dr, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7037
+1 828-898-4521
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ski lift riding during the summer

We rode the ski lift up the mountain during the summer. Awesome experience and amazing views. Once... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Maureen W
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
As Much Fun as an Executive Golf Course Can Offer

Sugar Mountain Golf Club has a very interesting history. The land was originally part of 16,000... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
djtheoret
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Lakeland, Florida
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Big-mountain ski resort area featuring a 1,200-foot vertical drop and ski runs of one-and-one-half miles.
  • Excellent25%
  • Very good32%
  • Average16%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible18%
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“snow tubing” (27 reviews)
“ice skating” (15 reviews)
“snow making” (13 reviews)
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1009 Sugar Mountain Dr, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7037
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We rode the ski lift up the mountain during the summer. Awesome experience and amazing views. Once at the top we walked thru a trail to the top of the mountain. Well worth it!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sugar Mountain Golf Club has a very interesting history. The land was originally part of 16,000 acres sold to Hugh MacRae that included Linville Resorts and Grandfather Mountain. McRae passed away in 1952 and willed the property to his grandson George. Nothing much happened with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

me and my family would come here all the time during the winter seasons. not is really fun to go ski-ing. I strongly recommend going here ! rent a cabin up here to spend several nights.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We vacation at Sugar Mountain during the winter and summer. I prefer the summer because of the beautiful views and many outdoor activities to enjoy. My husband loves to ski, so he prefers the winter visits.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I played this par 64 course on a recent trip to Banner Elk. This was a fun course to play with 9 par 3's of various length and difficulty, 8 par 4's and 1 short par 5. Conditions were very good with bent/poa greens of...More

Thank Lawrence S
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Our first time up, the lodge seemed a little confusing, but the lifts are great, and the runs are long. Even the lower run was really long. We were lucky to have some natural snow while we were there. The parking and walking area is...More

1  Thank karenhodgens
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Reviewed 4 July 2018

Our twin boys learned to ski at 400ft mountain since the age of 5. Sugar Mountain with 800ft drop is next step before going to Colorado or other "very serious" place. Advantage for us - less than 3 hour drive from RTP area. When snowmaking...More

Thank Dmitry Z
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Reviewed 18 June 2018

My family and I visited here for Thanksgiving, and boy was it COLD! However, the friendly customer service, inviting fire, and warmly decorated lobby was more than enough to melt our frostbitten ligaments again. I really appreciated how even in the dead of cold, my...More

Thank Martina W
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Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

You can’t compare NC skiing to Vermont or New Hampshire but for down here it’s not bad. Really enjoyed their newer trail “Gunther’s Way”. Keep adding some more trails Sugar...even if they’re small, the more the better. One improvement could definitely be the food in...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

My boys had never been skiing anywhere but Gatlinburg. They wanted to ski for their Spring Break which was the first week in March. Since my younger son was considering transferring to Appalachian State University his junior year, I suggested we head toward Boone, NC...More

Thank ebrandon
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Vanessa954
25 March 2018|
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Response from Lydiefabby | Reviewed this property |
I believe in 2 days would be better. I strongly recommend you to come for the Martin Luther King. The Monday, you will find anybody. As a result, you will be able to have more fun. The line will be short. I strongly suggest... More
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kim s
18 February 2018|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
IMHO, I would call the resort and ask. I've been there several times but never when it was as warm as it's supposed to be this week.
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jjroberson518
15 November 2017|
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Response from Thaísa E | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure, because I did not go during this event, but it was crowded.
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