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Sugar's summer begins May 1

Article Published: Apr. 26, 2010 | Modified: Sep. 7, 2011

Sugar Mountain Resort's summer season begins Friday, May 1, with the opening of the area's hiking and biking trails, and concludes on Sunday, Oct. 10, following the 20th annual Oktoberfest celebration.

Miles of hiking and biking trails intertwine throughout the Village of Sugar Mountain and are accessible from many points throughout the Village of Sugar Mountain and Sugar Mountain Resort.

Daily trail access is free of charge May through October from dawn until dusk. Trail maps are available online at, in a mailbox located at the base of Sugar Mountain's Flying Mile slope, or when purchasing a lift ride ticket at the bottom station of the Summit No. 2/Gray lift.

Trails are constantly being maintained and do change as a result of weather and other variables.While riding a bike within the village limits helmets are required.

Scenic chairlift rides ( to Sugar's 5,300-foot peak begin Friday, July 2, and end Monday, Sept. 6.

Scenic chairlift rides operate every Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.

"Bring the whole family, a picnic lunch, your mountain bike, a friend and enjoy a breathtaking 45-minute round-trip lift ride. The majestic scenery is extraordinary. For mountain bikers, special hooks mounted on the back of the Summit No. 2/Gray lift chairs carry bikes to the top of Sugar Mountain," a Sugar spokesperson said.

Lift ticket prices are $12 for a one-time, round-trip ride and $25 for an all-day ticket. Kids 4 and under ride free with a ticketed adult. Groups of 20 or more may purchase one-time ride tickets for $6. Advanced reservations are required for group rates. Call (828) 898-4521, extension 261, for group reservations.

Visitors will also find six fast dry clay tennis courts and an 18 hole executive golf course within the Village of Sugar Mountain.

For additional information on Sugar activities, call Sugar Mountain Resort at (828) 898-4521 or visit

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