Ski Sapphire Valley Test Snow-making System

Temperatures dipped to 22F this morning and Ski Sapphire Valley cranked up the snow making system!

Chris Green and the snow making team performed an early test on all the new equipment this morning. Last year the team had just completed the new snow making system install when the season kicked off without a real test and adjust period. 

Now with a full season and summer to get everything tuned up, we are all very excited about the prospects for a cold winter! 

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Fall Colors Finally Arrive in Sapphire Valley!

Recent frosty mornings finally got the leaves to start changing. Although the colors this year may be  a bit muted, with a perfectly clear and crisp blue sky - this is the place to be for your fall experience!

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Ski Sapphire Valley - New Groomer Arrives!

News Release: 10.26.2018 -  Ski Sapphire Valley 

Ski Sapphire Valley took possession of a new snow groomer today! 

Preparing for a great 2018-19 Ski Season, Chris Green, Mountain Manager at Ski Sapphire Valley unloaded and setup the new machine on the slopes of the resort.

The new groomer can also create 1 or more lanes for tubing on the Ski Sapphire Valley Frozen Falls Tube Park!

Ski Sapphire Valley - Frosty

A frosty morning at Ski Sapphire Valley gives us a tease to the upcoming snow that will blanket Ski Sapphire Slopes!

NEWS: Great Outhouse Races Named top 20...

Southeast Tourism Society Selects Outhouse Races as an ‘STS Top 20 Event’

ATLANTA, Ga. (October 18, 2018) – Southeast Tourism Society has named Sapphire Valley Outhouse Races as one of the STS Top 20 Events in the Southeast for February 2019.

This year’s Outhouse Races are from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on February 16, 2019. The STS Top 20 Festival and Event Awards have highlighted programs around the Southeast since 1985.
Travel industry experts select 10 events per month, and STS publicizes them throughout the United States. The complete list is published on two websites: Southeast Tourism Society and Travel Media Press Room.
Crazy? Maybe. Dangerous? Perhaps. Fun? Without a doubt! You won’t find Outhouse Races on snow anywhere else in North Carolina! Dozens of outhouses race to compete for the throne. Spectators come from throughout the Southeast to line the course and cheer on those brave enough to see if the outhouse crashes and burns or sails across the finish line.

Homemade outhouses can be made of wood, cardboard, plastic, or any other homemade items. There are three people to a team and outhouses are secured on a set of skis, which can be provided to you by the Sapphire Valley Ski Area. These skis are pushed by two team members, while one team member ‘sits’ inside.

 “The Top 20 Festival and Event Program is celebrating 34 years of spotlighting the best festivals and events in the Southeast.  Our goal is to provide well-deserved accolades for the dedicated event organizers and additional media exposure for their events,” said Monica Smith, president and CEO of the Southeast Tourism Society.  “The Southeast offers so many unique, year-round, opportunities for attendees to create memories and support an industry that is an economic generator for its community.”

Events considered for the STS Top 20 recognition must be at least three years old and have attendance of at least 1,000.   The online nomination link and submission deadlines are available at or by calling 770-542-1523.

STS, founded in 1983 and headquartered in Roswell, Ga., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting travel and tourism within 12 states – Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia.

Ski Sapphire Valley - Season Prep Underway

Early ski season prep is under way! The old snow groomer is out and will be hauled away soon and the portable snow makers are staged for service and testing!

Going to be a great winter at  Ski Sapphire Valley!

Ski Sapphire Valley - new web site

Ski Sapphire Valley launched their new website on October 12, 2018!

Great new images and totally mobile friendly and responsive! 

Check it out [Ski Sapphire Valley]

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