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Richard’s Run at Cataloochee Guest Ranch
Join the race to beat brain cancer August 16, 2014 at Cataloochee Ranch. Richard’s Run is named in memory of Richard Coker, a beloved member of the Cataloochee Ranch and Ski Area family, who lost his battle with brain cancer in December 2013 at the age of 55. The 5K run will begin at 10 am and will cross Ranch grounds on gravel roads, at a glorious mile-high altitude with Hemphill Bald, one of Richard’s favorite places, as a dramatic backdrop. There will be awards for the winners, needless to say. But brain cancer will be the only real loser. Please be there. Even if you aren’t a runner. Registration is $25 and includes race t-shirt, water, beer, pizza, fruit, door prizes and a chance at two raffle prizes, plus first place trophies (male & female) in various age categories. Click here for more information and registration.

See you in November!

With an amazing 132 day season in the books, we are counting down the days until the next season begins. We thank you all for your support in 13/14 and come November 1 (or earlier!), count on Cataloochee to begin making snow in order to open for the 2014/15 season!

Time to Order Your Seasonal Rentals (& Season Passes!)
Seasonal rental orders are still being taken for the 2014/15 season. It's a great way to keep your family outfitted with updated skis and snowboards each year. Growing kids are not a problem at Cataloochee. Our seasonal rental program provides larger equipment as your child grows, even during the season. A limited number of seasonal rentals may also be available as we move into the fall. To place your order, contact Alex Aumen, or by phone, 828.926.0285, ext. 7312. Season passes are also on sale for the lowest price of the season. Pass pricing goes up on November 1. Click here for more information on how to order your seasonal rental or pass.

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.

Presenting a New Mountain Memoir
Born a city girl, Jane Alexander tells her story of being tugged from a vibrant metropolitan life to a primitive woods camp in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. There she spent six weeks every summer with her husband Tom and their two small children building an old-timey log cabin with proper dovetail joints, mud chinking and hand-built stairs. With no roof over her head, Jane eventually got into the rhythm of rustic living and the wilderness became part of her soul. Jane includes tales by friends and family members to recreate the authenticity and beauty of Tom's Stand and the mountains that surround the old log home. Click here to purchase your very own copy of The View from Tom's Stand.

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!


November 1, 2014
Opening Day for the 2014-15 Season
Mark your calendars and come November 1 (or earlier!), count on Cataloochee to begin making snow and open for the 2014-15 season as quickly as we can!