Sapphire Valley Ski Area

Ski Resort Profile

Sapphire Valley Ski Area
North Carolina
United States
Phone: 828 743-7663

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About the Ski Resort

Situated between the Pisgah and Nantahala National forests on the edge of the Smokies, Sapphire Valley is a mountain resort with southern charm. Enjoy a day of skiing on the gentle slopes or spend the day just enjoying the clean alpine air.

The Sapphire Valley Ski slopes are an integral part of a 5,700-acre four-season resort nestled in a pristine mountain valley high in the North Carolina Blue Ridge Mountains, with an average elevation of 4,300 feet. In keeping with the natural serenity of Sapphire Valley, the lift lines are rarely longer than eight minutes. This atmosphere provides the perfect setting for families seeking quality time together.

Sapphire Valley offers ski & snowboard lessons & distinctly affordable rates, including special discounts for groups. The base lodge has a rustic mountain style complete with a stone fireplace, snack bar/restaurant, and ski clothing shop. In just one day, the basics of skiing or snowboarding can be learned from our excellent core of instructors.

Located just a couple hours from Atlanta and Knoxville, Sapphire is a true hidden gem of Carolina winter fun.

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:  50 %

 More Difficult:  50 %

 Most Difficult:  0 %

 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:  4,600 ft
Summit elevation:  4,800 ft
Vertical drop:  200 ft
Skiable area:  7 acres
Annual snowfall:  30 in
Snowmaking:  100 %
Number of trails:  2
Number of lifts:  2
Types of lifts:  2 Surface Lift,
 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

Ski Resort directions

Asheville Regional Airport is located 1 1/2 hours (50 miles) from Sapphire Valley and is the closest airport to the ski area. Other airports in the surrounding area include Charlotte (135 miles), Atlanta (135 miles) and Augusta (150 miles).