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    Lift access at Sugar Mtn?

    Hey Guys-

    I'm looking for some downhill fun. I see that Sugar Mountain offers lift access, but their website shows no info on the trails.

    Can anyone chime in how the riding is there? Are there any fast technical DH trails there worth making the trip from Charlotte for? I was thinking about hitting it up this weekend.

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    They have some killer trails, but the lifts are slow. They hosted a national a few years back and the DH courses are still there. Definately worth the trip.

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    We have 1 downhill trail. It is rocky, steep, and everything you would want out of a dh trail. All day ticket is $25 and it takes about 25 minutes to ride the lift. Sugar is currently the only resort that is open to public lift access mtn biking in the area. Hopefully beech will follow if enough interest is shown during race weekends. I usually ride every saturday so give me a shout if you can't find the trails. I ride a white sunday.-Brad

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    Awesome, thanks for the info guys. I'm going try to get up there this weekend. I don't mind a slow lift and $25.00 is not bad at all. Brad, If I get up there on saturday I will keep and eye out for you.

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    To get your $ worth try to get there early...thunderstorms in the afternoon.

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    Brad, which one is the DH trail(s)?

    http://www.skisugar.com/summer/trailmap.pdf
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    that map isn't the greatest because they printed it a few years ago with the intention of rerouting most of the dh trail that runs under the lift line, but you can at least see where it starts and ends. Take a right when you get off the lift and the dh starts at the top by the entrance to woopdedoo. From there it parallels north ridge, crosses to the left for a small wooded/rock section, then crosses to the right before the dogleg and down a steep rock face that is a blast to ride, then crosses again on the left into a steep washout and rock (ie dungeon)section and under the lift(not on map) into more woods(lizard's lane) and eventually dumps out onto easy street.

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    let me know if and when you're going, me and another friend would like to join.

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    I will be there today 7/31 and august 1st.

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    Did it rain up there? I was ready to go this morning but I opted out due to the weather.

    Might try again tommorow.

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    No lifts on weekdays right?
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    weekends only

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    how busy is it on a typical saturday...i live in greenville sc just wondering if its worth the 3 1/2 hr trip plus the $25 or jus ride here for free

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdavistiger12
    how busy is it on a typical saturday...i live in greenville sc just wondering if its worth the 3 1/2 hr trip plus the $25 or jus ride here for free
    Good question, I'd like to know as well, as it looks like I will be moving the Greenville area in a month.
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    From my limited experience up there it is not crowded at all. There is no lift line you pretty much can get right on..but i may have just been lucky...

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    yeah, no problem with crowds - you can get right on the lift, but damm that thing is slow!! They may have sped it up, but I remember a hiker passing us hiking up the mountain. Trails are worth it - a national level DH course. You just have to get there early and not take any breaks. You might be able to get 6-7 runs in before the afternoon storms.

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    yea the lifts do suck especially in the cold winter RAIN not snow rain seems like every time i go to sugar in the winter its raining...but anyway what time do the lifts open

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    Lifts start at 10, no lift line, it takes approximately 25 minutes to get from the bottom to the top, and the course is ripping.

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