Cataloochee offers fabulous skiing and snowboarding in the Great Smoky Mountains.
For over 40 years, Cataloochee skiers have enjoyed the best of North Carolina skiing with exciting slopes, winding trails and a friendly, helpful atmosphere that makes the Cataloochee Ski Area experience unique.
Here families learn their skiing skills on special beginner slopes with their own chairlift. Then, they graduate to more difficult intermediate slopes, including "Lower Omigosh" and the "Rock Island Run." Finally, they advance to 5,400-foot Moody Top with its 740’ vertical drop, while experienced snowboarders can hone their skills in the "Cat Cage" terrain park. The Rock Island Line quad lift opens more of the mountain to intermediate skiers than ever before. Together the slopes of Cataloochee present some of the most welcoming and challenging terrain in the Southeastern United States.
Cataloochee Ski Resort is located in the Great Smokies just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park and only a 15 minute drive from the Cherokee Indian Reservation and Harrah's Cherokee Casino.
The area provides not only skiing adventure, but whitewater rafting down some of the most beautiful mountain rivers in America, hiking on trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, camping, and a train ride through some of the most beautiful mountain terrain in the Eastern part of the country.