Jack Lee
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Jack Lee
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A somewhat small ski area with just a few runs, Cataloochee is the perfect place to learn or to simply refresh your skills before venturing to larger ski resorts whether in North Carolina or out West. It's quite affordable and is conveniently located just under an hour from Ashville.

17/18 Historical Snowfall

Cataloochee vs
CataloocheeAppalachian Ski Mountain
beginner44 %25 %
intermediate39 %50 %
advanced-25 %
expert17 %-
total runs18 12
ski area20ha 11ha
summit elevation1,646m 1,219m
total lifts5 5
child lift ticketFree Free
adult lift ticket$67 USD ($93 AUD) $62 USD ($86 AUD)
back country
value for money
average total snowfall25cm 15cm
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Cataloochee Reviews

Average 2.9 / 5
based on 2 reviews

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Poor!2.2 / 5Nov 19, 2018
Jimmy C. Jimmy C.
expert skier
The Cat is awesome! Small but it hits home when you need a place to ski in western NC. Small compared to Colorado’s resorts, but who can complain at under 70 for a day ticket. Crowded, icy, and very hard to access, but overall an awesome resort that really is one of a kind.... More
Good!3.7 / 5May 09, 2018
Jason P. Jason P.
advanced snowboarder
Not the fanciest place, but they certainly make the snow whenever they get a chance! Since this is the southeast they cater to the beginner crowd, but it's a great place to ski or ride if you live in the southeast as a warm up to bigger mountains. Lodge is a bit dated, but functional on all but the busiest days. Midweek non peak is the best time -... More

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