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Sapphire Valley Ski Area

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Ski Sapphire Valley!
Ski Sapphire Valley!
Beginners are given a priority at Sapphire with top-notch instruction and on-the-mountain guidance from professional instructors. Sapphire Valley has the perfect slope for building confidence on the mountain.
High South Ventures, LLC

The Ski Sapphire Valley snow making system has been upgraded for the 2022/23 ski season! 

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!

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Interesting facts

  • 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 1227 ft. Runs and slopes are therefore relatively short. The high point of the ski resort is located at an elevation of 3451 ft.
  • The day pass at Sapphire Valley Ski Area is $58 making it the cheapest ski resort in North Carolina.
  • 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
100%
Snow Making Machines: 20
Average snow depth of the last years (Summit)
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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: 

https://sapphirevalleyresort.com/dining_sapphire_valley.html

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!

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Nightskiing

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

Videos

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This is Ski Sapphire Valley - Western North Carollina
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Family Fun at Ski Sapphire Valley
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Ski Sapphire Valley's Great Outhouse Races!

Activities

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

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Après-Ski and Nightlife

Ski Sapphire Valley - Cork and Barrel
Ski Sapphire Valley - Cork and Barrel HighSouthVentures.LLC

The top three food and beverage locations for after ski fun are:

Slopeside Tavern

Micas Restaurant and Pub

The Fix Restaurant and Tavern

Check out all food and beverage options: https://sapphirevalleyresort.com/dining_sapphire_valley.html

Infrastructure & Rental

Ski Sapphire Valley has a full rental shop with skis, boots, pools, snowboards and helmets.

Skischools

Number of Skischools: 1
Number of Snowboard Schools: 1

Number of 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

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Sapphire Valley Ski Area
127 Cherokee Trail
NC 28774
Sapphire Valley
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Phone828-743-7663

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Mountain Stats

Elevation3199 ft - 3451 ft
Capacity 1200 Persons/Hr.
Hours9:00 AM - 8:00 AM

Lifts

3
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2
Total 3

Skiable Terrain

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

Webcams

Unfortunately, there is no webcam available yet!

Rates

$58
1 day adult $58
All rates & fees