Snowboarding at Cataloochee Ski Resort
Snowboarding is one of the best winter activities in Maggie Valley, NC. It’s one of the world’s favorite recreational activities, and has been an Olympic sport since 1998. The art and techniques of snowboarding were developed from skiing, skateboarding, sledding and surfing.
There are different styles of snowboarding: freestyle, freeriding and jibbing. There are different kinds or disciplines of snowboarding, including Alpine snowboarding, slopestyle, Big Air, Boardercross and Half Pipe.
Some of the biggest competitions in snowboarding today, include: Winter X Games, Winter Dew Tour, Shakedown, FIS World Championships, and more.
There are a number of snowboarding magazines aimed at snowboarding enthusiasts. There is even an association for snowboarders. It’s the United States of America Snowboarding Association.
Snowboarding took on a life of its own, with its own culture, icons and traditions from its beginnings in the 1960s and, today, it is recognized worldwide as a great winter recreation and sport.
In Maggie Valley, NC, snowboarders flock to Cataloochee Ski Resort to engage in their favorite pastime.
The Cataloochee Ski Area
The Cataloochee Ski Resort slopes and trails are a good mixture of beginner, intermediate and advanced level for skiers and snowboarders alike. The resort’s fourteen slopes and amazing Cat Cage Terrain Park are all open to those who want to participate in Maggie Valley Snowboarding. You can go down the popular slopes Upper and Lower Omigosh, test your skill on the black diamonds or practice Maggie Valley NC Snowboarding on the many beginner and easy slopes.
|1080 Ski Lodge Rd., Maggie Valley|
Lift rates: $20-$75; ages 4 and younger ski free with ticketed adult. Adults 65 and over ski free.
Number of slopes: Eight easy, seven more difficult and two most difficult; freestyle terrain park. All trails except one lighted for night skiing.
Off the slopes: Snow tubing at Tube World in Maggie Valley located four miles from the ski area.
Children’s programs: Ski and snowboarding instruction available. Class lessons for ages 8 and up; private lessons for ages 3 and up. Half- and full-day programs available for ages 4-12.
Besides renting, you might want better equipment or to buy your own. Flipside Boardshop in Maggie Valley offers Western North Carolina’s best selection of Skateboards, Longboards, and Snowboards. They feature a large selection of hardgoods, apparel, boots, and accessories from the BEST BRANDS IN THE INDUSTRY! They strongly support rider-owned brands that are keeping Skateboarding and Snowboarding innovative.
4920 Soco Road
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
Direction to Cataloochee Ski Resort from Meadowlark Motel
Cataloochee Ski Area is located four miles off U.S. 19 above beautiful Maggie Valley, North Carolina.
NOTICE TO OUR GUESTS…please do not use your GPS or IPhone Map app to bring you to the ski area and DO NOT use any mapping that includes the words Scenic View Dr. This is incorrect and a mapping error that takes you up a dead end private road.
To get to the ski area, come through the town of Maggie Valley turn onto Fie Top Road (at Ghost Town in the Sky and across from Tube World) and continue up that road for 3 miles and then 1 mile across on Ski Lodge Road to the ski area. Do not turn off of Fie Top Road onto any other road other than Ski Lodge Road. Also, Tube World is located at the base of the mountain in the town of Maggie Valley and not at the ski area. They are situated on Soco Road across from Ghost Town.
Also, DO NOT USE DIRECTIONS THAT INCLUDE ROAD NAMES HEMPHILL ROAD OR YELLOW PATCH ROAD.