By Paul T. Choate
Dec. 4, 2012. Seeking more snow and colder temperatures, Sugar Mountain Resort has postponed its 10th annual SugarFest until Dec. 14 to 16 for a great weekend for skiing, snowboarding and fun.
The festivities kick off Friday with the 19th annual Pre-Season Ski Clinic. Enthusiast will get a chance to learn from one of the best at the clinic, as Sugar is hosting Olympic gold medalist Diann Roffe.
And, if one Olympic medalist is good, then two is even better. At 7 p.m. 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist Paul Wylie will perform his signature skate routines for the public.
“The approachable Wylie is a great showman who interacts with all the skaters, from beginners to expert,” says Sugar Mountain Resort in a media release. “If you’ve never seen or held a real Olympic gold or silver medal, stop by the ice rink. Paul and Diann will share their medals and Olympic experiences with you.”
On Saturday, attendees can take a break from the slopes or ice rink to hear some live music by Boss Hawg from 4 to 7 p.m. Fireworks will also be on display on Saturday, beginning at 5:45 p.m.
Then, on Sunday, Ski Country Sport will present demos from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. There will also be the annual freestyle snowboard Rail Jam at 10 a.m. sponsored by Alpine Ski Center.
Also, for the foodies out there, Sugar will have some great items on the menu throughout the weekend.
“We’ve added some new elements this year called SugarFEAST that really focuses on food,” Jochl said.
Friday evening, hot chocolate will be offered at the ice rink starting at 7 p.m. During lunchtime, Sugar will be offering “Soup Safari” with fresh, made-from-scratch gourmet soups on Saturday and Sunday. For dinner on Saturday and Sunday, barbecue lovers will get a treat when Sugar offers barbecue and sweet tea.
For more information on SugarFest and all the other winter activities Sugar Mountain Resort has coming up, check out skisugar.com.