Ski Area: As soon as weather permits!
Tube World: Open 12/20/14



 Cataloochee Ski Area

  What's New

Introducing...Slide in 5
A NEW Multi-Lesson Beginner’s Package including FREE Elan Skis
Cataloochee Ski Area will be partnering with Elan Skis this season to offer a new multi-day beginner’s package, “Slide in 5” for the 2014-15 season. 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. The start of the 2014-15 season is less than 50 days away! Make your plans now to join us.

See you in November!
After 132 days of skiing and riding last winter, we are now counting down the days until the 2014/15 season begins. Remember, come November 1 (or earlier!), count on Cataloochee to begin making snow in order to open for another great year!

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 for more details! Even more reason to become a CAT (or Monarch Mountain) season pass!


Opening Soon for the 2014-15 Season
Mark your calendars and plan that come November and weather permitting, count on Cataloochee to begin making snow and open for the 2014-15 season as quickly as we can! website design and SEO