Sugar Adds a New Trail and Renames ‘Big Red’

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Sugar Mountain Resort: A new ski slope named Gunther’s Way boldly captures your attention upon entering the Village of Sugar Mountain.  The new intermediate level slope 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.

“If you put in a brand new slope and don’t expand the snowmaking system, you really haven’t made much of an improvement,” explained Sugar Mountain Resort’s President, Gunther Jochl.  As a result the pump house has been redesigned and rebuilt to accommodate an additional 1,000 gallon per minute vertical water pump.  Those improvements 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.

Sugar’s Winter Value Package is even more cost effective and convenient than before; offering multi-day, all session tickets.


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