High Country Association of REALTORS News

The guns are firing and all is well

Winter fun season has officially arrived. The High Country got a jump on the rest of the regional snow industry with, finally, skiing and snowboarding now open for business atop Sugar Mountain Resort.

The base isn't much, and there's no natural white stuff, but it's a beginning. Ski season usually runs from mid-November to mid-March. Four months of downhill fun have finally arrived.

Sugar Mountain snow gunA manmade powder and frozen granular surface covers the Upper and Lower Flying Mile slopes. The Summit #1 Lift is in operation to the ¾'s station. Weekend lift/slope ticket prices are $25 for a full-day session and $20 for a half-day session. Browse over to our live, streaming web cam.

Sugar's 10,000 ft outdoor ice rink is also open.

The Saturday opening is the first amongst the three slopes and tubing park located in the High Country. Surveyed together, there's a variety of challenges, skill levels and - for the non-skiers - vantage points perfect for everyone. When winter weekends arrive, there's always another slope to find for residents of the High Country.