November 5, 2012

Winter In The North Carolina Mountains

Banner Elk, NC - Don't miss Sugar Mountain Resort's SugarFest. Now in its 10th year, SugarFest, December 7th through the 9th, is a presentation of Sugar Mountain Ski Resort and the Tourism Development Authority of the incorporated Village of Sugar Mountain. "The unique collaboration between public and private sectors has produced an alpine celebration," Sugar Mountain Resort President, Gunther Jochl said.

Weekend festivities begin Friday, December 7th when the 19th Annual Pre-Season Ski Clinic introduces Olympic Gold Medalist Diann Roffe to an eager group of enthusiasts taking part in three days of personalized instruction on the slopes. The all-inclusive clinic is open to everyone and includes three days on the slopes, video analysis, tuning seminar, and a banquet Saturday night.

Later that evening at 7p.m., 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist Paul Wylie, will perform his signature skate routines for the public. The approachable Wylie is a great showman who interacts with all the skaters, from beginners to expert. If you've never seen or held a real Olympic gold or silver medal, stop by the ice rink. Paul and Diann will share their medals and Olympic experiences with you.

During the evening's skate show on Sugar's 10,000 sq. ft. outdoor ice rink, delight in the beginning of the three-day SugarFEAST. To keep you warm and well-hydrated a hot chocolate and whip cream bar will flow creamy, smooth chocolate pleasures.

The weekend, in what has become a can't miss' opportunity, ski and snowboard manufacturers roll out the newest equipment for an unmatched demo inventory that allows any valid lift ticket holder with a driver's license to sample the latest in ski and snowboard technology.

Participating brands include Salomon, Volkl, Nordica, Burton, Head, Never Summer, K2, Atomic, Dynastar, Rossignol, Ride and Line. Just bring your boots, register, and test drive the good stuff' from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The SugarFest demo is brought to you by Ski Country Sports.

SugarFEAST continues throughout the weekend. Browse through the cafeteria line each day to experience the "Soup Safari". Or later at 5 p.m. North Carolina BBQ and Sweet Tea should satisfy your appetite after a productive and rewarding day demoing the season's new equipment.

At SugarFest, Apr├Ęs ski isn't a thing of the past. The fireworks continue with an impressive pyrotechnic display you can take in from the base lodge just before 6 p.m. as you kick off your boots and enjoy great food and warm drinks. Live bluegrass music from SugarFest's favorite local music group, BOSS HAWG delivers a footstompin' good time. The Last Run Lounge will feature SugarBrew's award winning "best in show" Southern Tier, Choklat, Porter brewed in Lakewood, NY. Of course, a good ole german beer, Spaten will be on tap among others. No shortage of beverage selection here.

On Sunday beginning at 10 a.m., come out and watch or throw down with some of the area's most daring and creative riders and skiers as they deliver thrilling entertainment during the Rail Jam. Over $4,500 in cash, prizes and giveaways, courtesy of Alpine Ski Center, RIDE Snowboards, Salomon, Burton, Scott, Oakley, 686, One Ball Jay, The North Face, Dalbello and Dakine. Be sure to preregister at any Alpine Ski Center throughout the Southeast.

1 comment:

  1. Skiing is my favorite sport.North Carolina is a great destination.SugarFest is my most awaited event.Thanks for sharing the details here.

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