Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley

Cataloochee Ski Area

Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley is just 40 miles from downtown Asheville. With elevations up to 5,400 feet, it is usually about 10-15 degrees colder than the city. This allows them to have a long season with one of the most advanced snowmaking systems in the Southeast that covers 18 slopes and trails. Warm up in the lodge that has a restaurant, gear shop, bar and rental shop.

You don’t need to bring any equipment, since they offer a big variety for rent. While they have equipment up top, we suggest stopping at their Cataloochee Ski and Sports down in Maggie Valley (3434 Soco Road) – including skis, snowboards, bigs, jackets and helmets. You can also buy goggles, gloves and accessories. Find a variety of terrain for beginners to experts. They offer lessons for all levels of instruction for all ages.

Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley

With 100% snowmaking on 18 slopes and trails including the Cat Cage Terrain Park, 3 aerial lifts and 2 moving carpet lifts, and over 4,000 sets of snowsports equipment, the Cataloochee experience offers something everyone. Find a vertical drop of 740 feet and 5 lifts. If you are looking for any extra thrill, the Cat Cage Terrain Park has rails, boxes, jibs and jumps.

Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley

Here's the view from the top of their 1,000-foot expert run, aptly named Omigosh! As with other ski resorts, you'll save by visiting during the week or ski at night (after 6 PM).

Tube World, Maggie Valley

Tubing
Down the hill in Maggie Valley, find Tube World, a snowtubing hill with up to 12 lanes. It's about 4 miles from the ski area (4821 Soco Road, Maggie Valley). Reservations are recommended - they sell-out many days. Cost is $25/person for a 1 hour 45 minute session. They have the tubes. They are usually open mid December through early March on Thursday-Sunday, plus Christmas week and holiday Mondays.

Ski Resort Directions
Take I-40 West to exit 27 on U.S. 19/23/74 South. In about 4 miles, take exit 103 for Maggie Valley / US 19. At the far end of Maggie Valley, turn right into the Ghost Town in the Sky parking lot onto Fie Top Road. Continue 3 miles to the top of the mountain on Fie Top Road. Turn left at the top of Fie Top Road onto Ski Lodge Road and continue 1 mile to ski area. Allow one hour to drive from Asheville.
Street Address: 1080 Ski Lodge Road, Maggie Valley
Phone:  828-926-0285

More info: Go to their Web site.

Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley

See more Ski Resorts near Asheville. Nearby towns are Waynesville (14 miles) and Lake Junaluska (12 miles) and Cherokee (19 miles).

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