Ski Sapphire!

Your Winter Experience Awaits!

Target Ski Sapphire Valley opening is:
Dec 18, 2021

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Ski Sapphire Valley

Ski Sapphire Valley is a great place for kids to learn to ski or snow board! 

The Ski Area is not overwhelming - everything is very close and easily accessible from the parking areas. [View Trail and Site Map]

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Ski Sapphire Learning Facility

Ski Sapphire Valley has a great learning slope with an easy ride 'moving carpet' lift and plenty of room to practice!

Better make your plans to ski, board, tube, zip, play!!
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Cashiers Christmas Parade!

The Cashiers Christmas Parade returns Dec 4th at 3PM!!

If you can not be here, watch the live broadcast from the Cashiers Crossroads.
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Ski Sapphire Valley News / Updates:
The weather forecast between now and December 18th has moderated and their is slightly warmer weather forecasted. There will still be nights for snowmaking and as of now Ski Sapphire Valley is set to open on Dec 18.   Follow the snow making progress at the [Snow Report]  View the new NOAA mobile weather app [Mobile Weather]

Don’t forget to watch the Cashiers NC Christmas Parade starting Saturday, December 4 at 3PM. Watch it here:
Safe Travels!

Opening day at Ski Sapphire Valley, NC is Dec 18!

The combined area events calendar [Visit it Here] as just been updated with last minute Holiday Events!

Quick Links: Weather | Rates | Tube Park | Lodging | Hours

If you have ever wanted to experience snow skiing, snow boarding, snow tubing or ice skating but never had the opportunity, here is your chance at one of the most southern winter sports areas in the US! Ski Sapphire Valley! First opened in 1964, Ski Sapphire has been helping create family memories for generations! 

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Ski Sapphire Valley Winter Sports Experience

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-From Tiny Homes to your own mountain lodge, find your vacation lodging today!
[Vacation Rental Information]

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Food and Beverage

-From Wings and Pizza to 5 star dining, check out the Valley's food and beverage options
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Web Sites that keep you informed!

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Winter sports first came to Sapphire in 1966! With snow tubing, skiing, boarding and even zip lines, the Blue Ridge Mountains is a must winter experience.

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Events, Festivals, Where to Eat....

Our full web site provides news, information, events, concerts, hiking, waterfalls, and recreational opportunities in Sapphire Valley and Cashiers, NC! Visit:

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Rentals and Real Estate

Whatever the season, can find your mountain vacation getaway! Plan early - book early! Looking for real estate? Visit:

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The History of Sapphire Valley

Since 1886, families have found this part of Western North Carolina a place to escape, renew and reconnect with family.

The Sapphire Country**
Come discover the fun of winter sports in Western North Carolina. Ski Sapphire Valley offers skiing, snow boarding and snow tubing.  

Sapphire Valley North Carolina boasts a Norman Rockwell like setting perfect for families looking for a safe, relaxing ski vacation. Sapphire Valley is nestled in one of the most scenic corners of the Blue Ridge mountains, and is the closest resort to Atlanta offering big city residents their quickest chance for winter mountain getaway.

Sapphire Valley’s ski area consists of a 1600 foot main run with a vertical drop of 200 feet, complete with a state-of-the-art quad-lift, a learning center slope and a multiple lane tube park.
The Slopeside Tavern is conveniently located at the bottom of the slope serving appetizers, lite fare, sandwiches and dinner entrees. The Base Lodge includes a ski clothing retail shop with ski clothing rentals. The small footprint allows families to ski together all day, regardless of skill level, and provides an ideal location  for beginners to take their first turns in an encouraging atmosphere.

You’ll find one of the most economical ski experiences in the region at Sapphire Valley, with a reasonably priced lift-ticket that includes rental equipment.

Beginners are given a priority at Sapphire with top-notch instruction and on-the-mountain guidance from professional instructors. Sapphire Valley has the perfect slope for building confidence on the mountain.
Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center
Scaly Mountain is in full swing with our Winter snow tubing and ice skating! Scaly Mountain Outdoor Center was proud to be the first to open for outdoor snow tubing in the nation this season. Check the calendar below for variable open times through March. You do not need a reservation with groups of less than 20 people. It is first come first serve. We do not turn anyone away. Lines can be long but not overwhelming. Try to get in as early as possible or some time after 3 pm to avoid the large rush on the weekends.
Join us for some good ol' downhome fellowship around our firepit or while zooming down the snow hill or across the ice rink!

© Copyright 2008 - 2021 High South Ventures, LLC - All Rights Reserved  *This web site and the others listed are part of the High South Media Network. We are part of the founding family of Sapphire Valley. We are not associated with Capital Vacations, Diamond Resorts, Wyndham, Sapphire Valley Master Association, nor any other HOA. We provide independent news, vacation rentals, and real estate services to everyone!
'Sapphire Valley' - This name was created in 1954 by the Howerdd Family / High South Ventures, LLC 
"Ski Sapphire" and " Ski Sapphire Valley" created in 1964  by Gene Howerdd, Jr
**The Sapphire Country: learn more about this at History of Sapphire