Cataloochee Ski Area

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Cataloochee Ski Area
North Carolina
United States
Phone: 828 926-0285

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About the Ski Resort

Cataloochee Ski Area is conveniently located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, four miles off U.S. 19 above Maggie Valley, N.C.

Even when the winter weather seems too warm for skiing, Cataloochee's mile-high elevation provides fine conditions for making and keeping snow.

Many families have learned to ski on these gentle slopes. Cataloochee's PSIA-registered ski school teaches basics to novices or new techniques to experts. Telemark and snowboard instruction is also offered.

The Catt Trackers Program for ages 4 to 6 and the Catt Explorers Program for ages 7 to 12 are perfect for kids of all ability levels.

The lodge is comfortable, featuring a circular fireplace, home cooked meals, full service rental department and a sun-drenched deck overlooking the slopes.

Cataloochee Ski Area is located four miles off U.S. 19 above Maggie Valley, N.C., only 35 miles west of Asheville, 3 1/2 hours north of Atlanta and 2 1/2 hours from both the Knoxville and Greenville/Spartanburg areas with easy four lane access from each.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: Yes
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Snow tubing: Yes

 Easiest:  25 %

 More Difficult:  50 %

 Most Difficult:  25 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  4,660 ft
Summit elevation:  5,400 ft
Vertical drop:  740 ft
Skiable area:  15 acres
Annual snowfall:  48 in
Snowmaking:  100 %
Number of trails:  10
Number of lifts:  4
Types of lifts:  1 Rope Tow,
 1 Double Chair,
 1 Triple Chair,
 1 Quad Chair

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  No
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Ski Resort directions

Cataloochee ski area is located 4 miles from Maggie Valley, and 40 miles from Asheville via I-40 to Maggie Valley. The resort is 170 miles from Atlanta, Georgia.