Ski Sapphire Valley

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Thank you for a great 2023 - 2024 Season!

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The Great Outhouse Races! [View the Video Here]

Target Opening Date for the 2024-2025 season is:
December 14, 2024


Family friendly winter sports at
Sapphire Valley Resort!

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The 2024 Great Outhouse Races at Ski Sapphire Valley!

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Ski Sapphire Valley

Your Family Winter Sports Experience

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-From Tiny Homes to your own mountain lodge, find your vacation lodging today!
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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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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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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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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. A short walk from the Ski Lodge is Micas Restaurant and Pub and The Fix Restaurant and Tavern. 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.

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'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