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‘Frigid but Awesome’ Winter Weather at Sugar Mountain Resort for Skiing, Snowboard, Tubing and Skating

From atop Sugar Mountain, this weekend weather was frigid but stellar for skiing and snowboard. Photo Courtesy of www.bushphoto.com

By Jesse Wood 

Jan. 27, 2014. As the above photo illustrates, skiers and snowboarders were having a blast at Sugar Mountain Resort this past week. At the time of the photo above, the temps were in between minus 3 degrees and 6 degrees; “frigid but awesome” was the tagline.

While optimal conditions are low 30s during the day and high teens to low 20s at night, you won’t hear Kim Jochl of Sugar Mountain Resort complain about the cold weather.

“It’s been spectacular,” Jochl said. “We’ve got great snow coverage, and fantastic weather to match.”

She mentioned the 54 to 112 inch base that is gradually expanding; a record eight tubing lanes open; and a rock-solid skating rink. 

Sugar Mountain opened on Nov. 13 and although the season has been interrupted with a some rainy spells in between, the weather as of late has been seasonal; chilly like winter is supposed to be.

“It’s been steadily improving,” Jochl said. “Coming into February having that under us is a good feeling. Of course, half of the season is left. I don’t want to jinx us.”

For now, more great weather is ahead with snow showers on Tuesday and brisk sunshine leading into the weekend. 

Nick Green of Linville and Avery County High School looks forward to a run down Sugar’s double black diamond Whoopdedoo. Photo courtesy www.bushphoto.com


Snow tubing at Sugar Mountain is a blast! Photo by Ken Ketchie
Snow tubing at Sugar Mountain is a blast! Photo by Ken Ketchie