Sugar Mountain Resort’s new ski slope named Gunther’s Way will boldly capture your attention upon entering the Village of Sugar Mountain. The newly anticipated intermediate level slope is poised to open this season. It features a variety of changing terrain. Situated on nine acres, Gunther’s Way is 150 feet wide and 2,900 feet long. An impressive 700 foot vertical guarantees an exciting challenge. Ten new SMI snow-making machines line the slope ensuring quality snow coverage.
Sugar expanded the snowmaking system as well. The pump house has been redesigned and rebuilt to accommodate an additional 1,000 gallon per minute vertical water pump. When all is said and done the improvements are expected to cost over $1,000,000.
Gunther’s Way, the new blue square, intermediate level slope, changes Sugar Mountain’s terrain classification to 34% easy, 52% intermediate and 14% most difficult. The Ski Area now spreads over 125 skiable acres offering skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, tubing and snowshoeing. Sugar is North Carolina’s largest snow-sports resort.
The Big Red slope has been renamed Oma’s Meadow. “Oma” is often a term of endearment and means grandmother in German-speaking countries. The wide and gentle cruiser services guests staying at Sugar Ski & Country Club. NASTAR, High Country Junior Race Series competitions and the local’s Monday Night Adult Race League are all held on Oma’s Meadow.
In addition to the physical improvements a few inside have been made as well. Our new website launched not long ago. Sugar’s Winter Value Package is even more cost effective and convenient than before; offering multi-day, all session tickets. And . . you can now visit us on Instagram.
Come visit Sugar this winter.