Sugar Mountain in North Carolina Opens on Halloween, Earliest Open Ever

By AlpineZone News |
Nov 01 2012 - 09:22 AM

Sugar Mountain, North Carolina, October 31, 2012 – Sugar Mountain Ski Resort in North Carolina is open today, on Halloween, Wednesday, October 31, 2012 for day skiing and snowboarding.

The mega storm, Sandy, or can we call it a “Southeaster” pounded the East Coast, ushering in winter in the North Carolina Mountains.  Over nine inches of natural snow, cold temperatures and round the clock snowmaking provided the perfect elements for Sugar Mountain Resort’s unprecedented early opening and first time ever October opening.  In its 43 year history, Sugar Mountain Resort’s earliest opening was on November 5th in 1976.

Snowmaking began Sunday evening, October 28th and continues around the clock. A six to thirty inch base of natural and manmade packed powder surface covers the Upper and Lower Flying Mile slopes.  The Summit #1 Lift is in operation to the 3/4’s station.  Special early opening lift/slope ticket prices are $30 for a full-day session and $25 for a half-day session. For a real time look at the slopes through the live, streaming web cam please log on to

Sugar Mountain Sports Shop, located in the Base Lodge is open and 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 for the latest slope and weather conditions.  Historical opening and closing dates as well as recorded annual natural snowfall measurements can be found