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Time to shred? Overview and conditions at 5 popular N.C. ski slopes

The Story

People hit the N.C. slopes hard on Martin Luther King Jr holiday weekend and Presidents day holiday weekend. Do people really get Presidents Day off? Probably only bankers. According to the Charlotte Observer, this industry will have an impact of $140 million in N.C.

Conditions at 5 Popular N.C. Slopes (data via goskinc.com):

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Travel Time from Charlotte: 2 hours 33 minutes

Number of Slopes Open: 9

Number of Lifts Open: 2

Terrain Park(s) Open: 1 (with 5 Features)

Night Skiing/Snowboarding Tonight: Yes

Tubing: Yes

Cataloochee Ski Area

Travel Time from Charlotte: 2 hours 38 minutes

Number of Slopes Open: 16

Number of Lifts Open: 5

Beech Mountain Resort

Travel Time from Charlotte: 2 hours and 22 minutes

Number of Slopes Open: 14

Number of Lifts Open: 5

Terrain Park(s) Open: 1 (with 10 Features)

Night Skiing/Snowboarding Tonight: Yes

Ice Skating: Yes

Sugar Mountain Resort

Travel Time from Charlotte: 2 hours and 9 minutes

Number of Slopes Open: 16

Number of Lifts Open: 5

Night Skiing/Snowboarding Tonight: Yes

Tubing: Yes

Ice Skating: Yes

Appalachian Ski Mtn

Travel Time from Charlotte: 1 hour and 47 minutes

Number of Slopes Open: 11

Number of Lifts Open: 6

Terrain Park(s) Open: 3

Night Skiing/Snowboarding Tonight: Yes

Ice Skating: Yes

Photo: Kim Jochl / Charlotte Observer

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