Introducing...Slide in 5
A NEW Multi-Lesson Beginner’s Package including FREE Elan Skis
Cataloochee Ski Area is excited to announce it will be partnering with Elan Skis to offer a new multi-day beginner’s package, “Slide in 5” for the 2014-15 season. The “Slide in 5” package will include 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. Several area ski shops will also be offering discounted rates on boots, bindings and poles to beginners who complete the program. You must be six years of age or older to participate in the program.
The “Slide in 5” package will only be available for purchase online and will go on sale September 15. Cost for the 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. The start of the 2014-15 season is less than 65 days away! Make your plans now to join us.
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 Season Passes!
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 http://skimonarch.com/ for more details! Even more reason to become a CAT (or Monarch Mountain) season pass holder...today!