Cataloochee Ski Area

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Cataloochee Ski Area
Cataloochee Ski Area is located in North Carolina
Cataloochee Ski Area
Cataloochee Ski Area
Location in the North Carolina, United States
LocationHaywood County,
North Carolina, U.S.
Nearest cityMaggie Valley
Coordinates35°33′47″N 83°05′24″W / 35.563°N 83.090°W / 35.563; -83.090Coordinates: 35°33′47″N 83°05′24″W / 35.563°N 83.090°W / 35.563; -83.090
Vertical   740 feet (226 m)
Top elevation5,400 feet (1,646 m)
Base elevation4,660 feet (1,420 m)
Runs18 total
44% beginner
39% intermediate
17% advanced
Longest runUpper & Lower Snowbird 1,900 feet (580 m)
Lift system3 chairs, 2 conveyor lifts
Terrain parks1
Snowfall48 inches (120 cm)
Websitecataloochee.com

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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