Sugar Mountain is known as being one of the few places in the Southeast with great ski slopes in the winter and is easily the best spot on the list. While especially magical in the winter season, Sugar Mountain boasts outdoor fun all year long. From powdery slopes to great hiking trails with undisturbed views, you’ll love your stay in this quiet mountain town.
For a truly relaxing mountain getaway, spring is the best time to visit Sugar Mountain. With far less crowds than in the other seasons, you’ll have the mountain practically to yourself. Spring is the best time to play 18 at the Sugar Mountain Golf Club, take a hike and enjoy the wildflowers newly in bloom, or simply rest and recharge with a book in the fresh, mountain air.
Sugar Mountain is your perfect summer escape from the typical southern heat. Nestled high up in the Blue Ridge Mountains, the summer temperatures are far cooler than in other nearby North Carolina towns. Enjoy all the perks of summer vacation and outdoor fun, like whitewater rafting, mountain biking, and mountain climbing, without having to combat the heat. Summer is also the best time to catch outdoor events and live entertainment in town.
Spring is the perfect time to visit if you want to enjoy all that Beech Mountain has to offer, without any of the crowds. During the offseason, you’ll enjoy quiet hiking trails where you can really immerse yourself with nature, without having to tune out voices from other hikers. Embrace the cool temperatures, fresh blossoms, and tranquility of nature awakening from winter.
Winter is by far the most popular time to take a trip to Sugar Mountain. Typically ranked as the best place to ski and snowboard in the southeast, Sugar Mountain gets fresh snow across its slopes, with an average of over 70” of snowfall a year. Other family-friendly winter activities include ice skating, tubing, and drinking hot chocolate while snuggled up in front of the fire.
While Sugar Mountain is a small, quaint town, it surely doesn’t lack in great restaurants and dining options. What the town might lack in quantity, it surely makes up for in quality. From casual pizza joints to high end dining, there’s something for everyone’s tastes and preferences in Sugar Mountain.
Most people know Sugar Mountain only as a winter getaway, and while it certainly is a fantastic choice for that, it has so much more to offer in every season of the year. Once you and your family visit Sugar Mountain once, you’ll be eager to come back year after year.