Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sugar Mountain Ski Resort is Open! SugarFest 12/12 & 13

SugarFest kick starts the winter season with a weekend of pure winter fun! Sponsored by the Village of Sugar Mountain Tourism Development Authority (TDA) and hosted by Sugar Mountain Resort, SugarFest will be held December 12th and 13th, 2009.

The seventh annual, two-day festival is packed with a long list of winter activities and coincides with Sugar's 16th Annual Adult Preseason Ski Clinic www.skisugar.com/specials/#15 in which Olympic Gold & Silver medalist Diann Roffe and two-time Olympian, Krista Schmidinger will be special guest coaches.

Watch 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 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sugar's ice rink www.skisugar.com/skating is located next to the Dave Nixon Pro Shop adjacent to parking lot D.

Both Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. 2010 ski & snowboard equipment will be available for demo from Salomon, Volkl, Nordica, Burton, Head, Never Summer, K2, Atomic, Dynastar, Rossignol, Ride, Line, Fisher and Forum. A valid driver's license or credit card is required to demo equipment.

If the weather cooperates, Sugar’s Tubing Park www.skisugar.com/tubing will be open. Both ice skating and tubing activities will be open for one hour and forty-five minute sessions from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.

"Ready, get set, go!" is what you'll hear if you enter the snowball eating contest at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 12th. You'll have two minutes to eat as many tasty snowball look-a-likes as your stomach can stomach! Later at 5 p.m. join us in the base lodge for cake, ice cream and refreshments as we officially begin celebrating Sugar’s 40th Anniversary www.skisugar.com/forty.

Be sure to bring the whole family to watch a thunderous and spectacular fireworks display at the base of Sugar Mountain Resort, Saturday evening at 5:45 p.m. After a hard day of skiing, snowboarding, ice skating or tubing there's nothing better than good food, warm drinks, and fun music. Come dance while you listen to live bluegrass music by Boss Hawg from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Don't miss the Edge of the World/Burton Rail Jam Expression Session at 12 noon on Sunday as talented snowboarders pull off some of their best tricks. Later in the day marvel as blocks of ice become beautiful winter works of art.

For more information please contact Sugar Mountain Resort at 800-SUGAR MT. For a complete list of events and times please log on to www.seesugar.com/sugarfest.
Photo courtesy of Sugar Mountain

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