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Cataloochee Ski Area, Maggie Valley

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#1 of 9 in Winter Sports in North Carolina
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  • Quaint Small Great for Beginners. Not really large which is why I liked it. Fabulous quaint boutique gift shop. Everything you need for anything you forgot. Beginner all the way to advanced slopes  more »
  • Beautiful area to see and spend an hour or the whole day !! Ski hike , fish, the area has lots to offer and see so make a point to explore this area and in winter its an easy ski trip for whole family...  more »
  • Love this place and my kids and grandkids love it too skiing for all ages. Beginner to pro. Good atmosphere and warm feeling. Right in Maggie Valley too  more »
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  • This is a great area to go skiing or snowboarding. The rental process was very smooth and the prices were very fair. The lessons also were very helpful! The man made snow was a middle compact but nothing detrimental to the experience. The long lines were also handled smoothly and with tact. Recommended to everyone within 4 hours of here. Better than the average vacation and doesn't cost much more than you would spend doing something else. Gotta get back to Cataloochee!
  • First time i ever went to ski and snowboard it was here, had a great time as a child and loved it here. Highly recommended.
  • Great skiing at great prices/ Our Youth group goes each year. Friendly staff. Normally, plenty of snow in mid February for good skiing. We pay about $55 per person group rate for 15 people when skiing on a non-holiday weekday.
  • There wasn't any natural snow and it was fairly busy when we were there; but the man made snow was top notch and the staff did their best to hustle lines along. If you have the correct expectations about skiing in this part of the country you won't be disappointed. We'll most likely start making the 4 hr trip annually to ski here. I didn't use any of the facilities here, stayed on the slopes all day. I rented ski equipment and bought lift tickets the night before at the Cataloochee Ski shop in Maggie Valley and would highly recommend doing this.
  • As far as NC ski resorts go, Cat is one of the best. A bit smaller than Sugar and Beech, but a worthy alternative if you want something closer than either of those two. Cat has nice, wide, smooth green runs for beginners as well as a couple tight and technical blues and blacks for advanced riders. Much better than Wolf Ridge! Skip the Wolf, ride the Cat!

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