Ski Area: Preparing for 15-16 Season

Cataloochee Ski Area




Looking forward to November 1!



Mountain Information

Great Skiing in the Great Smokies is Closer than You Think!
Our winter playground is nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains with breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. Smooth, gentle slopes like Easy Way and Rabbit Hill, serviced by a triple chairlift, gives beginners the elbowroom they need to learn the basics and practice their skills. Intermediate skiers and snowboarders find plenty of action on Rock Island Run and Lower Omigosh, while seasoned experts can face the steepness found on Upper Omigosh. For skiers and snowboarders looking for a thrill, our Cat Cage Terrain Park delivers with ramps, rails and boxes.

Got Snow? We Do!
We are committed to making your skiing or snowboarding experience the best it can be by utilizing one of the most advanced snowmaking systems in the Southeast. We take snowmaking seriously. In fact, we consider it a science. With our automated snowmaking system, sensors placed on the mountain provide temperature and humidity level readings every few minutes so snow machines can be calibrated to maximize capacity. For you, this means consistent, dependable conditions from the first day of the season to the last. We set the standard for snowmaking in the South – and we continue to raise the bar season after season.

At the Lodge
After a day or night on the slopes, you can relax with family and friends in front of the lodge’s double-sided fireplace. There’s nothing better than swapping stories about the day’s adventures while enjoying the lodge’s good food and an aprés-ski drink. Don’t forget to stop in at the Shop at Cataloochee or Cataloochee Ski & Sports in Maggie Valley to pick up your favorite Cataloochee gear before you head out.