For the last 12 years, SugarFest marks the sweet peak of the ski season at Sugar Mountain Resort. Usually held in mid-December over three days, SugarFest annually features appearances and clinics run by Olympic medalists, demos from cutting-edge snowsport manufacturers and unique celebrations of winter and its sports.
In 2014, SugarFest will feature the 21st annual Pre-Season Ski Clinic, which is taught by Olympians, such as two-time Olympic Gold Medalist Diann Roffe. The clinic provides three days of personalized instruction on the slopes, and includes video analysis, a ski tuning seminar, lift tickets and a Saturday night banquet.
All day each day of SugarFest, ski and snowboard manufacturers roll out the newest equipment for an unmatched demo inventory. Any valid lift ticket holder with a driver's license is welcome to sample the latest ski and snowboard equipment. Participating brands during past events included Salomon, Volkl, Nordica, Burton, Head, Never Summer, K2, Atomic, Rossignol, Ride and Line.
Many SugarFest celebrations have featured 1992 Olympic Silver Medalist Paul Wylie, who performs his signature skate routines free of charge for the public.
All three days of SugarFest feature SugarFEAST, which brings all sorts of culinary delights to Sugar Mountain Resort’s lodge and events.
At SugarFest, après ski isn't a thing of the past. A fireworks display takes place during its pinnacle, and live music is offered in Sugar’s Last Run Lounge. For more information, click to www.skisugar.com/sugarfest or call (800) SUGAR-MT or (828) 898-4521. For lodging specials, click to www.seesugar.com.