SUGAR MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT PLANS TO
OPEN FOR THE NEW WINTER SEASON ON HALLOWEEN
SUGAR MOUNTAIN SKI RESORT, NORTH CAROLINA. OCTOBER 29, 2012 Unprecedented! Sugar Mountain Ski Resort in North Carolina plans to open on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, 2012 for skiing and snowboarding. In its 43 year history, Sugar Mountain Resort’s earliest opening was on November 5th in 1976.
The mega storm, Sandy, which continues to pound the East Coast is ushering in winter in the North Carolina Mountains. Several inches of natural snow have fallen already with eight inches plus expected. Snow continues to fall while temperatures are forecasted to remain in the low to mid-twenties through Wednesday.
Snowmaking began Sunday evening, October 28th and continues around the clock. On Wednesday, skiers and snowboarders can expect a natural and manmade powder surface covering the Upper and Lower Flying Mile slopes. The Summit #1 Lift will be in operation to the 3/4’s station. For a real time look at the slopes through the live, streaming web cam please log on to www.skisugar.com/sugarlive.
Sugar Mountain Sports Shop, located in the Base Lodge will open Wednesday for the season. It features the finest in winter apparel and footwear, quality gift items, and souvenirs. New winter items are arriving daily.
Sugar’s 10,000 square foot outdoor ice rink and tubing park are scheduled to open in mid-November or as weather permits.
For more information please call 800-SUGAR-MT or view www.skisugar.com for the latest slope and weather conditions. Historical opening and closing dates as well as recorded annual natural snowfall measurements can be found at www.skisugar.com/press/stats.
Sugar Mountain Resort, Inc.
1009 Sugar Mountain Drive
Sugar Mountain, NC 28604
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