Sugar Mtn Resort Bike Park & Lift Rides 2021

Scenic Lift Ride Sugar Mountain

Each summer and fall, Sugar Mountain Resort adapts its ski slopes to exhilarating downhill biking and scenic lift rides.
2021 dates are:
May 28-31 (Memorial Day Weekend, Fri-Mon)
July 2-September 6 (Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Labor Day Monday)
October 8-10 (Oktoberfest)
October 15-17 (Woolly Worm Festival)
Fridays 11 AM-7 PM. Sat & Sun 10 AM-6 PM.
July 4th: Lifts run until 10 PM to enjoy fireworks at summit. No bikes after 7 PM.

Bike Park & Scenic Chairlift Rides
The Summit Express chairlift shuttles sightseers and mountain bikers from the base of Sugar Mountain to its 5,300’ peak – taking you up 1,200 in elevation! Bikers ride down the network of trails back to the lodge. Sightseers can hop off the lift to enjoy the view and ride the lift back down. (Tip: Often the temperature decreases 5-10 degrees as you ascend, so have a jacket handy on cool days.)

Mountain Biking North Carolina

The Sugar Mountain bike park features expert terrain and newly built beginner and intermediate downhill trails. Varying line option choices from the summit to the base include rollers, small dips, table tops, and other fun features. A trail access/lift ticket is required. Purchase tickets at the Snowsports School at the lodge. Bike rentals, gear rentals, bike wash and first-time tours available.

Tours & Lessons
Tours are available for those who have never ridden at Sugar Mountain Resort and need someone to show them around for a run or two with lift service, trail signage and map use. A one-hour lesson focuses on bike control through body positioning, braking, and cornering. The trails are demanding on your body and bike. Be prepared! Inquire at the Snowsports School building.

The Easy Street lift operates for beginner-level gravity skills trail. Helmets required – including full-face helmets for downhill expert trails.

2021 Hours (May 28-31, July 2-September 6, October 8-10 & 15-17)

  • Friday: 11 a.m. until 7 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
  • Labor Day & Memorial Day Mondays: 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.

2021 Lift Rates

  • $17 for a one-time roundtrip sightseeing ride (all ages)
  • $35 junior (11 and under) all-day ticket
  • $45 adult (12 and older) all-day ticket
  • $20 junior (11 and under) half-day ticket
  • $33 adult (12 and older) half-day ticket

Address: 1009 Sugar Mountain Drive, Sugar Mountain, North Carolina 28604

July 4th
A spectacular firework show from Sugar’s 5,300-foot peak begins around 9:15 p.m. The Summit Express chairlift runs July 4 from 10:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. for mountain-top fireworks viewing. Typical Mountain Boys perform at the base lodge from 6-9 p.m. and food and beverages are available. Summit Crawl at 9 AM. Read more.

July 9-11, 2021: Gravity Mountain Bike Camp
Held for ages 11-16 years old with three days of fun, friends, and developing and improving their mountain bike gravity skills. Read more.

July 31-August 1, 2021: Downhill Southeast Series and NC Downhill MTB State Championships
Watch racers compete in this premier mountain bike race series.

August 21, 2021: Ladies Gravity Mountain Bike Clinic
A day of fun and developing and improving mountain bike gravity skills for ages 15+. Get info.

For all the details about Sugar Mountain Resort’s summer fun visit or call 800-SUGAR-MT.

Places to Stay
Stay on the mountain this summer in a vacation rental or condo. See our Sugar Mountain Vacation Rentals.

More Things to Do
See our Sugar Summer Guide for many other nearby attractions and mountain activities to enjoy during your vacation with us. The resort is across the road from our popular Public Golf Course and Tennis Courts!