Sugar Mountain NC Travel Guide

Play & Stay in the Village of Sugar Mountain: High in the NC Blue Ridge Mountains!

Elevate your next vacation! We invite you to our mile-high resort village of Sugar Mountain, North Carolina – the High Country’s sweet spot for adventures and natural scenery in all four seasons. We are conveniently located in the middle of Pisgah National Forest and the highest Blue Ridge Mountains with many things to do.

While our village is best known for having the largest ski area in the state, the warmer months bring golf, tennis, lift rides, live music series and plenty of scenic vistas. As one of the highest towns in the Eastern USA, our elevation ranges from 4,000 to 5,300 feet – we even have two weather forecasts! With our variety of vacation home and condo rentals, we are the natural spot for fun getaways for couples, families and groups of friends. 

Village of Sugar Mountain in snow

Quick Links: Winter Things to DoSki Resort Insider’s Guide

Winter & Ski Getaways
The months of November through March are extra magical on Sugar Mountain, bringing the exciting snow season and a variety of winter adventures – including skiing, snow tubing, snowshoeing and ice skating. See our Winter Favorite Things to Do and our Ski Resort Guide. Also find places to stay near the slopes with vacation rentals of all sizes.

Spring Vacations
April and May are the “quieter” times on the mountain. Watch the arrival of wildflowers and be the first on the golf course and tennis courts! See our Spring Things to Do & Memorial Day Weekend Guide.

Summer Escapes
Come up in June through August to escape the heat of the lower elevations, with plenty of hiking, waterfalls, live music, art festivals and much more. It’s also the perfect spot to relax and enjoy family and friends. We are usually about 20 degrees cooler than Charlotte or Atlanta. See our Summer Top 30 Guide.

Fall Exploration
See first fall colors in the Blue Ridge and go to Oktoberfest, Woolly Worm Festival and other events. Plus, September and October are very popular times for hiking trails. See our Fall Color & Vacation Guide.

Visitor Info Center
Stop by our Outdoor Info Kiosk near the main Sugar Mountain entrance for plenty of information and event updates for our area. 

Places to Stay
Book your vacation rental early to get the best place to stay for you and your family. Find mountaintop condos with panoramic views, cozy log cabins in the woods and large homes perfect for family gatherings. See more.

Sugar Mtn Map

Take a tour! Click here to see our Illustrated Map of Sugar Mountain.

Where is the Sugar Mountain?
Our village is located between Banner Elk and Grandfather Mountain. We are about 20 minutes from Boone and Appalachian State University. Just 8 miles away is the Blue Ridge Parkway. We are surrounded by pristine mountains with iconic hikes and waterfalls such as Linville Falls. 

Locals & Property Owners
If you are lucky enough to live on Sugar Mountain (population 189) or own a second home here, see our Village Hall Guide for all sorts of info including taxes, services and departments. Thinking of moving here? See our relocation tips.