Sugar Mountain Ski Resort – Banner Elk NC

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort
PO Box 369
1009 Sugar Mountain Drive
Banner Elk, NC 28604
(828) 898-4521 / (800) SUGAR-MT
Fax: (828) 898-6820

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Wednesday, January 17, 2018 10:45am
SNOWFALL LAST STORM 6″ (1-17-2018)
Natural Power & Manmade Packed Powder
It is snowing!
Come ski or ride with us today from 9am to 4:30pm and again tonight from 6pm to 10pm.

Snow making in progress.

The ice rink is open with sessions at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm.

The tubing park is open with sessions from 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, and 8pm.

Sugar Mountain Resort gift cards make a great present for any occasion. Please call 800-Sugar-MT x261 to purchase your gift card today.

Michael Doppelmayr visits the top station of Sugar's Summit Express. One of his many lift installations around the world.

Michael Doppelmayr visits the top station of Sugar’s Summit Express. One of his many lift installations around the world.

Sugar’s new Summit Express lift is a Doppelmayr high speed, detachable, six passenger chairlift. The former Summit #1 lift has been relocated to the bottom of Gunther’s Way. The Summit #2 lift has been shortened to the top of Easy Street Extension.

DATE: Monday, October 12, 2015

Come See What We’ve Built
Sugar Mountain Resort’s New Summit Express

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, North Carolina. Monday, October 12, 2015 – This season Sugar Mountain Resort hopes to “wow” its customers with the new Summit Express, a six-seater, detachable, high-speed chairlift manufactured by the Austrian based company, Doppelmayr.

The nearly one mile long ride to Sugar Mountain’s 5,300 foot peak aboard the Summit Express complete with cushy seat features, spacious elbow room, comfortable foot rests, easy and gentle loading and unloading will take a mere five minutes. It will carry 2,518 people per hour. “Our guests expect to be offered something new every year. Therefore it’s important that we continue to develop and provide innovations with a wow factor,” explains Sugar Mountain Resort Owner, Gunther Jochl. Both summer and winter tourism will benefit from the new installation.

Sugar Mountain Resort will officially unveil the Summit Express on Saturday, November 14, 2015. Snow, rain or sun the 10:00 am grand opening celebration will be open to the public.

That’s not all that’s fresh for the upcoming winter season. The new Little Gray chairlift, formerly known as the Summit #2 chairlift, has been shortened and will now ferry skiers and snowboarders to the top of the Easy Street Extension slope providing access to the lower and north sides of the mountain. And the new GW chairlift will transport passengers from the base of Gunther’s Way slope to the mountain’s peak.

The updated lift system’s architecture streamlines traffic flow and increases the mountain’s uphill transportation capacity to 10,520 people per hour.

The snowmaking infrastructure has been upgraded too. Three fully automated SMI snow machines have been added to the system and an additional variable speed, fully automated water pump has been installed.

The improvements were not limited to the outdoors. Sugar Mountain food service has remodeled the cafeteria lines and will now offer freshly made food to order and additional bottled drink options.

Sugar Mountain Resort is North Carolina’s largest snow-sports resort providing the best skiing, snowboarding, ice skating, tubing and snowshoeing experience possible. Historical winter season opening and closing dates as well as annual snowfall can be found at

For additional or opening day information please call Sugar Mountain Resort: 800-SUGAR MT or visit Stay current by following us on Instagram.

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