Cataloochee Ski Area 

Cataloochee Ski Area, North Carolina’s first ski area, has been the home of “Great Skiing in the Great Smokies” for over 50 years.  Cataloochee has one of largest snowmaking plants in the country and is typically one of the first areas in the East to open each year, averaging 127 days per season.  Cataloochee offers 18 slopes and trails with a variety of options for beginners to experts.

Kids Ski Free Midweek!
If you are staying with us and skiing or snowboarding on a non-holiday Sunday through Thursday night and have a child 17 and under, Maggie Mountain Vacations participates in Cataloochee Ski Area’s Kids Ski Free program that provides a free lift ticket voucher for one child 17 and under per paying parent during the midweek.  These vouchers are only valid Monday through Friday, non-holiday and not valid with any other discount or package.  They not valid on Saturdays, Sundays or Cataloochee’s published holidays.  Please let us know in advance of your stay if you have kids that will be skiing with you and we will provide these vouchers to you in your check in packet along with instructions on redemption.  Vouchers must be gotten from our office and are not available at Cataloochee.

Down in Maggie Valley, you and your family can enjoy Tube World, located four miles from the ski area, for hours of snowtubing fun!  Tube World has up to 10 lanes and a conveyor carpet lift that carried you back to the top of the tube run. Tubing typically opens mid to late December and continues to early March.

Current snow conditions for the ski area and the tube world are available anytime at or click their webcams page to see live cams from the ski area.