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Cat Cage

CAT Cage is home to Cataloochee Ski Area’s Terrain Parks. With a Beginner level park located on the Turkey Trot slope and Intermediate to Advanced level park located on the Richard’s Run slope, you are sure to find something to both pique your interest and stay within your comfort zone.


Always start small by working your way up from beginner features and then advancing. Build your skills and conquer one at a time.

Every time you use Freestyle Terrain, make a plan for each feature you want to use. Your speed, approach and takeoff will directly affect your maneuver and landing.

  • Observe all signage and warnings. Scope around the jumps first, not over them
  • Use your first run as a warmup and to familiarize yourself with the terrain
  • Be aware that the features change constantly due to weather, usage, grooming and time of day
  • Do not jump blindly and use a spotter when necessary
  • Respect the terrain and others
  • One person on a feature at a time
  • Wait your turn and call your start
  • Always clear the landing area quickly
  • Respect all signs and stay off closed terrain and features
  • Learn and know your limits
  • Land on your feet


  1. Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
  2. People ahead or downhill of you have the right-of-way. You must avoid them.
  3. Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
  4. Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
  5. You must prevent runaway equipment.
  6. Read and obey all signs, warnings, and hazard markings.
  7. Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  8. You must know how and be able to load, ride and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
  9. Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  10. If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski area employee.

Winter sports involve risk of serious injury or death. Your knowledge, decisions and actions contribute to your safety and that of others. If you need help understanding the Code, please ask any ski area employee.

This is not an exhaustive list; always be aware and in control.
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Current Features

  • Closed For The Season