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Sapphire Valley Ski Area

Sapphire Valley Ski Area
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last update on Nov 12, 2021
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Mountain Stats

Elevation3199 ft - 3451 ft
Opening DayDec 18, 2021
Closing DayMar 6, 2022
Capacity 1200 Persons/Hr.

Lift Ticket Prices

1 day adult $80
1 day youth $54
1 day child $54
All rates & fees


Total 3
Hours9:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Skiable Terrain

Green Circle
Blue Squared
Black Diamond
Double Diamond
Overall Slope Area 7 acres
Number of Slopes 2


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The Ski Resort

Ski Sapphire Valley
Ski Sapphire Valley

Ski Sapphire Valley Ski Patrol

Sapphire Valley Ski Resort is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and blongs to the Sapphire Valley Four Season Resort. It is one of the southern most ski areas. Built in 1964 it is also one of the oldest! It offers families a great learning experience where parking and all amenities are within an easy walk. 

It´s main run totals almost 490 meters. It is a beginner/intermediate run and therefore offers best conditions for children and first-timers. Get some lessons taught by experienced instructors. They will do their best to make you a confident skier or rider. In addition, you should pay a visit to Frozen Falls Tubing Park! It is fun for the entire family and there is no experience necessary. Just vault yourself on your tube and slide down the hill!

Interesting facts

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  • It is known to be the most family-friendly ski resort in North Carolina.
  • The vertical drop from summit to base is 249 ft. The average difference in altitude between base and summit of Ski Resorts in the USA is 1204 ft. Runs and slopes are therefore relatively short. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 3451 ft.
  • Average snow depth during the season is 48 " at summit elevation and 24 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during December, offering an average snow depth of 34 " at summit elevation and 16 " at the base.

Snow Safety & Snowmaking

About Ski Sapphire Valley snow making: The resort installed a completely new system during the 2017-2018 season. Each of the HALO snowmakers have their one computer and weather station to optimize snow output! All we need is cold weather and we can bury the mountain!

Snowmaking Share
Snow Making Machines: 20
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
(in ")

On Mountain Dining

Ski Sapphire Valley - Slopeside Tavern
Ski Sapphire Valley - Slopeside Tavern

The new Slopeside Tavern provides adults and kids alike with great food and beverage.

The new Ski Sapphire Valley Slopeside Tavern will serve up great food and beverages at the base of Ski Sapphire Valley! Please visit this page for other dining options:

Must-Ski Runs

Ski Sapphire Valley Main Run
Ski Sapphire Valley Main Run

Ski Sapphire Valley's main run...

Ski Sapphire Valley's main run is the perfect confidence builder for beginners skiing for the first time or those more 'mature' trying to get their legs under them!


Ski Sapphire Valley at night
Ski Sapphire Valley at night

Ski Sapphire Valley at night

Ski Sapphire Valley has 100% coverage on the slopes with it's lighting system and it is a great time to enjoy your mountain experience.

Nightskiing possible
Lighted runs: 0.31 miles


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Ski Sapphire Valley Activities
Ski Sapphire Valley Activities

Ski Sapphire Valley Activities

Sapphire Valley Resort’s on site lodging guests (in homes where the Property Owner is in good standing) receive full amenity privileges which includes use of the Recreation Center, it’s pools, hot tubs, sauna, fitness center, workout room, mini-golf, massage therapies, movie rentals, free wi-fi and arcade, and 25% off the public ski rate. 

See our [Ski FAQs] for more information about Amenity Cards or call 828-743-7663

Après-Ski and Nightlife

Ski Sapphire Valley - Cork and Barrel
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Two favorite places to recharge your batteries after a day on the slopes is The Cork and Barrel Lounge or Micas Restaurant. Check out all food and beverage options:

Infrastructure & Rental


Skischools: 1
Snowboardschools: 1

Ski Rental

Ski Rental
Snowboard Rental

Getting here

Those coming from further away may leverage the many interstates that feed into Western North Carolina!  

Just set your GPS for 127 Cherokee Trail in  Sapphire, NC 28774 and come on up and play! This address is for the main resort offices and just 100 yards from the base of Ski Sapphire


Sapphire Valley Ski Area
127 Cherokee Trail
NC 28774
Sapphire Valley
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