Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley

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Ski Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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Cataloochee Ski Area is a ski area in the eastern United States in southwestern North Carolina, near Maggie Valley. With eighteen ski slopes and trails, approximately 44% are rated beginner, 39% intermediate, and 17% advanced. Its top elevation is 5,400 feet (1,646 m) above sea level, yielding a vertical drop of 740 feet (226 m). The slopes are accessed by three chairlifts and two carpet lifts.

Typical of North Carolina ski areas, Cataloochee relies primarily on snowmaking for its slopes. Cataloochee is known for having one of the longest seasons in the southeast, and in 2008 it opened October 28. The average ski season lasts 125 days.
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  • My husband and I went here yesterday. Snow was in great condition not to icy at all. I had an amazing time with my husband Great place for ski, you will get training, rent like anything including jackets. Staff was very friendly and organized! Really enjoyed our day here! I highly recommend this place.
  • This was my very first ski experience, so I didn't even see most of the place overall (I stuck to the two green routes next to the learning area) BUT the reason I'm giving 5 stars is because of our incredible instructor, Alisen! She was THE. BEST. She's highly skilled, extremely patient, gives the most helpful feedback, and was just all-around a fantastically warm and kind human being! I don't know if you can actually request her, but I would at least try if you're taking a lesson!

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