SugarFest: Outdoor Winter Fun Events to Hit Sugar Mountain Friday thru Sunday, Dec. 9-11

Published Monday, December 5, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Sugar Mountain Resort in partnership with the Village of Sugar Mountain TDA are set to host an array of outdoor winter fun activities during the annual SugarFest, December 9-11.  

Friday morning the pre-season ski clinic kicks off. The all-inclusive three-day camp is packed with training sessions from morning until late afternoon. Sean McKee, Sugar Mountain ski club’s long-time head trainer, leads the coaching team.

All day Saturday and Sunday ski and snowboard manufacturers roll out their newest equipment with an unmatched demo inventory. Other than a valid lift/slope ticket, or mountain pass, and a driver’s license, the demo is free of charge. Participating brands include Salomon, Volkl, Nordica, Burton, Head, Never Summer, K2, Atomic, Rossignol, Ride and Line. Just bring your boots, register, and test drive the goods from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. The SugarFest demo is made possible by Ski Country Sports.fixe_08181

SugarFEAST runs throughout the weekend. Browse through the cafeteria line on Saturday and experience the “Soup Safari.” beginning at 11:00 a.m. Later that day, starting at 5 p.m., a hot chocolate & whip cream bar will flow creamy, smooth chocolate pleasures. Each day North Carolina BBQ and Sweet Tea should satisfy your appetite during or after a productive and rewarding day demoing this season’s new equipment.

Après ski isn’t forgotten either. A fireworks display free of charge will take place just before 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. The deck at the base lodge is a great place to take it all in. Kick off your boots

and enjoy great food, warm drinks and live bluegrass music from favorite local music group, Mountain Creek.

And on Sunday, shred and jib throughout the afternoon by taking part in the EDGE of the WORLD mini games. Or just spectate. On-snow registration is at 11:00 a.m. at the EOW tent located at the bottom of the Big Birch slope. The fun starts at noon.

To enjoy the total SugarFest experience, you’ll want to spend the weekend on the mountain. Participating lodging agencies within the Village of Sugar Mountain offer discounted rates for slope-side and on-mountain accommodations. For lodging details please visit www.seesugar.com.

Sugar Mountain Resort’s Winter Value Packages are also available.

Please visit SugarFest or call (800) sugar mt. to learn more.

Think snow!

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