Cataloochee Ski Area
|Cataloochee Ski Area|
North Carolina, U.S.
|Nearest city||Maggie Valley|
|Vertical||740 feet (226 m)|
|Top elevation||5,400 feet (1,646 m)|
|Base elevation||4,660 feet (1,420 m)|
|Longest run||Upper & Lower Snowbird 1,900 feet (580 m)|
|Lift system||3 chairs, 2 conveyor lifts|
|Snowfall||48 inches (120 cm)|
Cataloochee Ski Area is a ski area in the eastern United States in southwestern North Carolina, near Maggie Valley. With eighteen ski slopes and trails, approximately 44% are rated beginner, 39% intermediate, and 17% advanced. Its top elevation is 5,400 feet (1,646 m) above sea level, yielding a vertical drop of 740 feet (226 m). The slopes are accessed by three chairlifts and two carpet lifts.
Typical of North Carolina ski areas, Cataloochee relies primarily on snowmaking for its slopes. Cataloochee is known for having one of the longest seasons in the southeast, and in 2008 it opened October 28. The average ski season lasts 125 days.
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