Snowmaking Returns this Week!
Into every life a litte rain must fall but we have plenty of snow and snowmaking weather is in this week's forecast! On Monday we will be skiing from the top of the quad, including Rock Island Run, Alley Cat and Lower Snowbird Trail from 3/4 of the mountain down with two aerial lifts and one conveyor lift operating. We have been making snow at Tube World, our snow tubing operation 4 miles from the ski area in Maggie Valley and we plan to open there on Wednesday, November 26 at 10am! Today we will one session of skiing only, day skiing from 9am-4:30pm. Weekday rates are in effect. Click here for a complete snow report and see you out there!
Early Season and Thanksgiving Operating Hours
for Ski Area and Tube World
The Thanksgiving holiday is upon us and with that comes additional skiing hours. We are currently in our early season operating hours of 9am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday and 8:30am until 4:30pm, Saturday and Sunday until December 16, 2014. In addition, during the Thanksgiving week we will be day, twilight and night skiing on Wednesday, November 26, Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29. We will open Thanksgiving Day and Sunday, November 30 for day skiing hours only from 8:30am until 4:30pm.
Tube World will open for the 2014-15 tubing season on Wednesday, November 26 with tubing from 10am until 10pm. On Thanksgiving Day they will operate from 10am-6pm, then 10am-10pm on both Friday and Saturday, November 28 & 29 and 10am until 6pm on Sunday, November 30. Tube World will continue to be open on Saturdays from 10am until 10pm and Sundays from 10am until 6pm through December 20, when they will be open for regular season operating hours. Tubing tickets are available for purchase online by clicking here.
2nd Annual Cataloochee Ski & Snowboard Swap, December 6 & 7, 2014
Need to sell your old gear and get new? We have the place for you to be! Cataloochee Ski Patrol will be hosting their 2nd annual Ski & Snowboard Swap on December 6 & 7, 2014. All winter items welcome, click here for more information and how to sign up!
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.
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!