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Cataloochee Ski Resort Guide

Cataloochee, United States

Ski Area Highlights
Recommended ForIntermediates.
Highest Lift1,646m
Resort Height1,420m
 Nearest AirportsAsheville and Knoxville
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The American ski resort of Cataloochee is at an altitude of 1,420m.


Cataloochee has direct access to 16 marked pistes, served by a total of 3 ski lifts.


Cataloochee offers good sking, particularly, for Intermediate skiers.


Sorry, we don't yet know much about Snowboarding in Cataloochee.

Snow and Weather

When will it snow in Cataloochee?

There is currently no significant snow in the 7-day forecast for Cataloochee.

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Ski Area Stats

Cataloochee Ski Area

Piste and Lift Stats
Black Pistes
Expert Trails
Red Pistes
Intermediate Runs
Blue Pistes
Easy Trails
Ski Lifts
Number of Lifts


Cataloochee Ski Area Heights

Lift Heights and Resort Altitude
Highest Lift1,646m
Lowest Piste1,420m
Resort Altitude (Cataloochee)1,420m
Max Vertical226m

Location and Map

Where is Cataloochee?

This ski resort is in Haywood, North Carolina, United States.


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How to get there

 By Air

The nearest airport to Cataloochee is Asheville, 72 minutes drive away.

Knoxville, Greenville, Tri-Cities Regional and Charlotte Douglas airports are all within three hours drive.


Ski Lift Capacity

The three ski lifts are able to uplift 2,000 skiers and snowboarders every hour.

Season Dates

When is Cataloochee open?

We don't currently have confirmed season dates, but hope to soon.

NOTE:- Ski area, lift and piste opening is subject to Current Snow Conditions.

COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We don't yet have specific details of the COVID-19 precautions being taken in Cataloochee, but they are likely to include most of the following :-

  • Face masks required on lifts, and in shops.
  • Social distancing in public areas.
  • Reduced lift capacity.
  • Extensive disinfection / sanitization.

French Ski Resort COVID-19 Measures describes further measures that may also be applied.

Visit the Cataloochee Tourist Office for the latest.

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