SugarFest is sponsored by the Village of Sugar Mountain Tourism Development Authority and hosted by Sugar Mountain Resort. SugarFest is scheduled for Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, 9th, 2012.
The tenth annual, two-day festival is packed with a long list of winter activities and coincides with Sugar's 19th Annual Adult Preseason Ski Clinic.
Both Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am until 3:30pm, 2012 ski & snowboard equipment will be available for demo. Salomon, Volkl, Nordica, Burton, Head, Never Summer, K2, Atomic, Dynastar, Rossignol, Ride, Line, Fisher and Forum will all be represented. You must have a valid lift/slope ticket as well as a valid driver's license or credit card in order to demo the equipment. The Sugarfest demo is brought to you by Ski Country Sports.
1992 Olympic Figure Skating Silver Medalist, Paul Wylie dazzle us with his amazing talent followed by an on ice skating clinic and a meet and greet session Saturday at 3:00pm. No fee is required to watch Paul's inspiring on-ice performance. However, if you would like to skate, a valid skate session ticket is required. Sugar's ice rink is located next to the Dave Nixon Pro Shop adjacent to parking lot D and is open for one hour and thirty minutes sessions from 10:00am until 10:00pm.
With Mother Nature's cooperation and the newly installed snowmaking machines designated solely for the tubing area, Sugar's Tubing Park will be open for six sessions each day beginning at 10:00am and ending a 10:00pm.
The entire family will be wowed by the thunderous and spectacular fireworks display at the base of Sugar Mountain Resort, Saturday evening at 5:45pm. AprÃ¨s ski isn't a thing of the past. Kick off your ski boots, pull up a chair; indulge in some good food and warm drinks while enjoying live bluegrass music by Boss Hawg from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.
Come out and watch or throw down with some the area's best riders in the RIDE Rail Jam Expression Session at 12:00 noon on Sunday. The winner receives a RIDE snowboard. Additional prizes and giveaways provided by Alpine Ski Center and RIDE Snowboards.
Text "RIDEBOB" to 35350 or visit www.sugarfestnc.com to enter online for your chance to win one of six RIDE snowboards to be given away SugarFest weekend.
And while you're here why not stay for a night or two! Lodging agencies within the Village of Sugar Mountain offer discounted rates for slope-side and on-mountain accommodations during SugarFest. Winter Value Packages are available too.
For more information please contact Sugar Mountain Resort at 800-SUGARMT.