Hours of

 for the Sapphire Valley Ski Area & Frozen Falls Tube Park
Think Cold. Think Snow!

Ski Sapphire will operate as shown below weather and conditions permitting. [Learn More About Conditions]

Please scroll down for several views to the Hours of Operations Calendar as well as more Check In information. Please be aware that weather conditions may force Ski Sapphire to close for short periods thru the season. This is rare but can happen. High winds, dense fog and heavy rain occasionally for the area to close... 


The Ski Sapphire learning center slope, with certified instructors and a moving carpet lift, will teach beginners the fundamentals of skiing or snowboarding and students will receive personal attention in a structured environment.

[Ski and Boarding Lesson Info]

Scroll down for a Monthly Calendar View

Ticket Sales:
Tube Park: First Run 10AM, Ticket Sales start at 8:30AM 
Skis/Boards/Lift: First Run 9AM, Ticket Sales start at 9AM 
No cash or checks!

Ski waivers and tubing waivers should be filled out before coming into the community center. [Download Forms Here] This will save time getting to the cashier.

Check In Processes
Ski Sapphire will also be socially distancing in the entire Community Center and everyone will be required to wear a mask both inside and outside. (a gator is acceptable).

Ski boots will be in the ski lodge and after you gets your boots, you will come into Sapphire Room (large room in the Community Center) to get skis. Guest will go from the Sapphire Room directly to slope.

Call  828-743-7663 with questions.

Check the [Snow Report] where we post any last minute changes.

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Sapphire Valley History

After years of taking his family from Sapphire Valley to other ski areas like Cataloochee near Waynesville, Gene Howerdd, Jr. (founding family of Sapphire Valley) was convinced Sapphire Valley could support southern skiing.

The first year, 1964,  included only a rope tow and basic snow making equipment to test the market and snow making processes. After a successful first year, a double chair lift was installed and the base lodge served wine, fondue, and hot chocolate to keep visitors fueled!

Visit The History of Sapphire Valley Website [Click Here!]

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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 Valley.org