Ski Area: 8:30am - 10:00pm
Tube World: Reopen December 19






 Cataloochee Ski Area

  What's New

Ski Under the Stars, Too!
Night skiing has begun at Cataloochee and today we will be skiing from the top of the mountain down on Upper Omigosh, Rock Island Run, Alley Cat and Lower Snowbird Trail from 8:30am-10pm. That's right, night skiing! Holiday rates are in effect.  Tube World, located four miles from the ski area, across from Ghost Town in the Sky in Maggie Valley will be open on Friday, December 19 at 4pm. Click here for a complete snow report and see you out there!

Holiday Rates and Hours for December 15 through January 2
Please remember we are on our regular operating schedule of day, twilight and night skiing Tuesday through Saturday evenings and in addition, we will be day, twilight and night skiing each day through January 3, with the exception of Christmas Eve when we will be open from 8:30am-4:30pm and Christmas Day when we will operate from 1pm until 10pm.  Holiday rates are in effect through Friday, January 2.  Tube World located in Maggie Valley, four miles from the ski area will begin daily operations on Friday, December 19 at 4pm and will continue each day through January 4.  They will tube from 4pm until 10pm on Friday, and then 10am until 10pm each day with the exception of Christmas Eve when they will tube from 10am until 6pm, Christmas Day when they will tube from 2pm until 10pm and Sunday, January 4, when they close at 6pm.

Slide in 5...
A Multi-Lesson Beginner’s Package including FREE Elan Skis
Cataloochee Ski Area partner with Elan Skis this season to offer a new multi-day beginner’s package, “Slide in 5." The “Slide in 5” package includes lift tickets, ski rentals and lessons for any five day, twilight or night ski sessions during the season, and participants who complete all five lessons will receive a FREE set of Elan skis branded with the Cataloochee logo. Lessons last 1 3/4 hours each day of the package. You must be twelve years of age or older to participate in the program. In order to insure the best possible lesson experience and instructor availability, this package not recommended for use during holiday periods from 12/26/2014 - 1/2/2015 or 1/18 - 1/19/2015, or 2/14-2/15/2015.

The “Slide in 5” package is available for purchase now by clicking here! Cost for this 5 day session is $299. Only 400 packages will be sold this season. Cataloochee Vice-President and General Manager, Chris Bates said “Cataloochee is committed to creating new skiers by offering them a fun, affordable learning experience in the hopes they will become lifelong enthusiasts. Through our partnership with Elan, our goal for this five session beginner's package is to get our guests sliding with confidence, get them on their own skis and have them progress to that all important next level."

Patterned similarly to other free ski initiatives in the industry, Cataloochee will be the first to offer this type of program in the Southeast and is excited to partner with Elan skis in this project. Lessons will be taught on brand new Elan 130 beginner skis, purchased by Cataloochee as part of its move to the Terrain Based Learning or TBL method of teaching,

Google Maps Provide the Only Accurate Driving Directions to Ski Area!
After many years of directing Cataloochee skiers and snowboarders over sometimes impassable roads, Google Maps provides the only accurate driving directions to the ski area from your point of origin. Google Maps is the ONLY mapping service to provide accurate directions at the current time. Please remember to use this service when planning your trip to the area. GPS devices and other mapping services provide directions over a limited access, unmaintained dirt road.

One Planet. One Pass. Cataloochee and Monarch Pass!
Located in south-central Colorado, only 2.5 hours from Denver or Colorado Springs, Monarch Mountain serves up an average of 350” of all natural snow per season. Families love Monarch because of the friendly staff, ease of parking, and how the slopes funnel everyone back to the same base area. Experts love the challenging hike-to terrain of Mirkwood Basin and the Monarch Snowcat Tours. And remember, ALL Cataloochee season pass holders receive one FREE day of skiing or riding with no black out days! Plus all Monarch One Planet. One Pass passholders receive one FREE day of skiing or riding with no black out days at Cataloochee in return! Visit for more details! Even more reason to become a CAT (or Monarch Mountain) season pass!


Holiday Hours
Ski area open Christmas Eve from 8:30am to 4:30pm and Christmas Day from 1pm until 10pm.  Tube World open from 10am until 6pm on Christmas Eve and 2pm until 10pm on Christmas Day. website design and SEO