Cascade Mountain Resort - Fancy Gap, Virginia

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adm1n
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Mon Nov 15, 2010 12:02 pm

Cascade Mountain Resort was located near Fancy Gap, Virginia in Carroll County just off the Blue Ridge Park way and US-52. Boasting 258 vertical feet of terrain, the Resort had three runs. The outside run was 3000 feet long, the inside run was 2500 feet long and an advanced run offered 2250 feet of terrain.



At the top of the slopes you would find and lodge. Another lodge could be found at the base, as well as tickets, a ski school, snack bar, and patrol. Although it had the fastest gas operated chairlift in the area, several obstacles got in the way of Cascade Mountain Resort’s success. The resort struggled with warm winters and the use of rental air compressors.



Cascade Mountain Resort is now an exclusive gated community offering mountain home construction and mountain lots.



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adm1n
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Tue Nov 16, 2010 11:55 am

One reader emailed, "A lady now owns the old ski lodge at Cascade, which was converted into a single family home. One side has a "patio" which was the lift area. Cascade is now a gated community with tennis courts, pool, and many beautiful mountain homes."
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Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:17 pm

My first ski area - I went with my Dad on Friday nights and it was lots of fun. There was also a rope tow beginner slope at the bottom where the rentals were located. The chairlift would bash your legs hard if you weren't watching. Most of the crowd was from Greensboro and Winston Salem. However, it never really looked like a going enterprise, and the little resort never looked like it would have 'beautiful mountain homes.' We had a lot of good times there.
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Fri Dec 31, 2010 12:15 am

Went to Cascade several times growing up. I suppose the last time I was there was in the early 80's. Wish we had a place closer to the triad now.
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