Sugar Mountain is known for being the home to the largest ski slope in North Carolina. Lying just 5 minutes outside of Banner Elk, and around half an hour away from Boone NC, Sugar Mountain is the perfect home base of a North Carolina Mountain holiday. Through companies like Capital Vacations, one can enjoy best in class hospitality services in the region that makes their holiday really memorable. The Sugar Mountain attracts many by providing access to pristine nature and wonderful activities.
Capital Vacations talks about the best activities and accommodation option at the Sugar Mountain
Sugar Mountain is home to an impressive selection of attractions and experiences, including skiing and snowboarding. It features about featuring 125 acres of ski terrain with 21 slopes and 8 lifts, and hence can meet the skiing needs of a whole family. Snowboarding and skiing lessons are available in the region for ages five and above. One can also get ski equipment rentals on site. Sugar Mountain is known to have a summit elevation of 5,300 feet, or 1,615 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope tends to sit at 4,100 feet above sea level, and creates a ski hill that is 1,200 feet (366 meters) high. This is referred to as the vertical drop of the slope, and is a measure of how high the skiable hill is. The summit elevation of the Sugar Mountain is higher than average.
While skiing and snowboarding are definitely the most popular activities here, one can also enjoy snow tubing, ice skating and snowshoeing at the Sugar Mountain. By going for snow tubing, one would be able to glide down 700ft runs and return via a magic carpet. This winter activity is ideal for kids. However, children between the ages of three to six would need to ride down with an adult. There is a 10,000 sqft refrigerated ice skating rink located just beside the snow tubing park at the Sugar Mountain. Rental skates are available on-site for individuals aged three and above. Whenever the weather permits, one can take an hour long guided snowshoe tour around Sugar Mountain as well. These tours are meant for ages 8 and up.
To enjoy their trip to the Sugar Mountain to the fullest, one can easily book their stay at any of the posh resorts and hotels located in the region, such as the Highlands. The Highlands by Capital Vacations enjoys a great location. It lies at 4,500 feet elevation and provides stunning mountain views. The Highlands at Sugar Mountain have one and two bedroom condo units that are equipped with stone fireplaces, kitchens, wet bars and balconies. On-site amenities at the resort include an exercise room, recreation center, European-style hot tub and an enclosed heated pool.
Apart from amazing accommodation options like the Highlands, one can also find many conveniences at the base of the Sugar Mountain. There are many restaurants, shops and even grocery stores in the area, making it ideal an ideal holiday destination for families.