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Reviews for Cataloochee Ski Area

Read skier and snowboarder-submitted reviews on Cataloochee Ski Area that rank the ski resort and mountain town on a scale of one to five stars for attributes such as terrain, nightlife and family friendliness. See how Cataloochee Ski Area stacks up in the reviews, on and off the slopes, from skiing and family activities to the après scene. Read up on pros, cons and other comments in reviews left by fellow skiers and riders. Don't forget to submit your own Cataloochee Ski Area review! Scroll to the bottom of this page to let other travelers know about your skiing and resort experience. For more destination information, click Add to Compare to see a side-by-side comparison of Cataloochee Ski Area vs. other ski resorts (up to 10 total).

by: Stephen Thompson - 2nd November 2017

  • 5
  • 4Beginner
  • 5Intermediate
  • 3Expert
  • 4All-Mtn. Terrain
  • 5Family Friendly
  • 3Aprés Ski
  • 4Terrain Park
  • 5Overall Value
100% snowmaking, lighted night skiing
Can get crowded

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First off I am from New England, so I have put this in perspective of reality and by comparison to other NC ski areas. This is a nice, fun place on top of the world that has some fun hills to enjoy. The snow-making is outstanding and the staff friendly and competent. Given the lack of natural snow, (but their 100% snow-making), this is the most challenging of the resorts, but really if you ski north and west, there are no real blacks and only mildly challenging blues anywhere in the region. They have a nice long ski day and night--night skiing is a blast, and the accommodations in Maggie Valley are GREAT, inexpensive, clean, good food --super family values. If you park it there for a week or several nights, hey Asheville is 1/2hr-40 mins away--PLENTY of night life there. You might get a little more natural snow up around Boone but its just not worth the longer drive. CAT is the Ski Area of NC--PERIOD ( Note I am a transplanted Vermonter, so take it from there)

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  • Jon Harding (30th December 2017)

    Catahooche is a charming little ski resort that’s worth a visit if you live in the southeast and need a fix. The...

  • Stephen Thompson (2nd November 2017)

    First off I am from New England, so I have put this in perspective of reality and by comparison to other NC...

  • Robert safdie (7th October 2017)

    Cataloochee skiing is great. I believe I have been to every ski slope between Ober Gatlinburg and Snowshoe. I live on the...

  • Robert safdie (6th October 2017)

    Cataloochee skiing is great. I believe I have been to every ski slope between Ober Gatlinburg and Snowshoe. I live on the...

  • Trevor Lance (10th March 2017)

    Great staff! Tickets people were short with my family, but the young women who gave us boots were all very helpful and...

  • CJ Gorius (16th December 2016)

    Have been skiing here 2-3 times each week for the past 4 years. You can always count on Cataloochie to have the...

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