Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley will likely open Oct. 31

The Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley, NC is likely to open for the season on Halloween, Oct. 31. Here’s the press release from the Haywood County Tourism Development Authority:

Western NC Experiences First Snowfall of the Season

Hurricane Sandy is Expected to Bring a Foot of Snow this Week,
Creating an Early Start to the Areas Winter Activities

Haywood County, NC – Hurricane Sandy is causing turmoil for many Northeastern states this week, but ironically, the weather will be the contrary for Western North Carolina. The snowfall could allow business in the area to anticipate an early attendance of skiers and snowboarders to the region.

Due to the predicted snowfall, Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley, NC is hoping to open their doors to the public on October 31th, allowing skiers and snowboarders to get their first experience of snow this season. Cataloochee is the perfect destination for family fun with 52 years of experience. Skiers and riders have enjoyed not only 17 exciting slopes and trails but a friendly and helpful atmosphere that makes Cataloochee truly unique. This combination of exciting and challenging terrain, breathtaking vistas, and soaring freedom are rarely found on the East Coast.

“We’re very excited about the expected snowfall,” said Chris Bates, General Manager of Cataloochee Ski Area. “With the winter season fast approaching, this will give early visitors a chance to get out here and do some skiing or snowboarding before the Thanksgiving holiday season starts.”

Cataloochee has many winter specials going on, and with the “Kids Stay Free Kids Ski Free” package specifically, children 17 and under can stay overnight free at participating Haywood County Accommodations any non-holiday Sunday through Thursday evening and ski free on any non-holiday Monday through Friday when accompanied by an adult. Click here to find out more, http://www.cataloochee.com/trip_planning/season_passes.php

Festivities and Lodging

Skiing and snowboarding aren’t the only reason you should visit Haywood County, there are plenty of things to do ranging from hiking to shopping, and an abundance of holiday events going on around the area that you won’t want to miss. Some of them are holiday parades, art events, tree cutting, concerts, and much more. Each one is unique to Haywood County, and each offers something truly wonderful. Click here to find out more, http://www.visitncsmokies.com/events.

Haywood also has a wide range of lodging choices, with accommodations and prices that will fit your specific needs. Wherever you choose to rejuvenate, whether it’s somewhere deep in the North Carolina Mountains, or a quaint downtown inn, you’ll be treated with the utmost care and authentic southern hospitality. Click here to find out more, http://www.visitncsmokies.com/stay.


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