The condo 10-401 was clean but very small. The electric heater was loud and the room was either too hot or too cold. The snow machines at the top of the mountain are extremely loud and run all night long. The description lead us to believe we were slope side which was true, but we were at the top of the slope. That makes a difference in deciding where to stay if you don't have snow tires, 4-wheel drive, or chains, all of which we didn't have. Fortunately the road is well salted and the weather was good. The skiing from the top is too challenging for a beginner so we ended up having to drive to the bottom to ski anyway. The steps and walkways weren't very well maintained and covered with snow. We didn't use the pool facilities and really couldn't figure out how to get there without putting on all the winter gear and boots and schlepping up there to swim.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sugar Ski & Country Club offers privately owned condominiums for rent. Ranging in size from efficiency to two bedroom/two bath units, we have a clubhouse on property with an indoor, heated swimming pool, sauna,hot tub and a computer room with a desktop with internet access for use during your stay as well as a desk with wifi available for you to use your own laptop. During winter months, Ski Country Sports operates a ski and snowboard rental shop Fri-Sun and on holidays for your convenience in our lounge area. Our two bedroom units are ski in/ski out on Big Red and all units have foot path/walking access to the main run on the slopes at the Sugar Mountain Resort called Upper Flying Mile. During the summer, our elevation at 4900ft brings cool breezes. Sugar Mountain also has a series of hiking and mountain biking trails available. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sugar Ski & Country Club Hotel Banner Elk
- Sugar Ski And Country Club
- Sugar Ski Country Hotel