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I've actually been to Sugar Mountain. Also in the middle of the boonies, but there is a town with regular stores and restaurants not too far away. Cheap and nice lodging too, and then only a 20 minute drive to the mountain. It was about 4 hours from Nashville, Tennessee.

The mountain itself isn't bad. I was used to Paoli Peaks in Indiana which is tiny, so anything was a step up compared to that. (Though I understand they have some good park nowadays). I went in the beginning of March and the snow was pretty "cornlike" or whatever, but it was still kind of soft at the top. I remember they had night skiing which was cool too. It has some steep, advanced runs at the top and mellow runs toward the bottom with a mini park in the middle.
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I'm about to purchase a season pass to Sugar. It's about as good as it gets in NC unless you are a jib freak. In that case, Beech is jibbed out. If all-mountain, Sugar is your spot, and though the park doesn't have as many toys as Beech, the jumps are usually better.

Snowshow, WV is a great mountain, but you have another 4 to 5 hours once you get to Sugar.

If you come up to Sugar, let us know in the Southeastern thread.
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Ironically Miami Beaches have no waves!
Would have to disagree on that. I lived and was rised on Miami Beach, and yes you can surf yeah you wont have 15ft waves but I actually took a leason 2 yeras ago ( I sucked)... Hell Kelly Slaters from Ft.Lauderdale isn't he?
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Great news guys!!!
Sugar it is!
I will start searching for packages and specials...
Will definitely subscribe to the southeastern thread if I confirm the trip.
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I live in Boone and have a season pass at APP Ski Mtn. It is by far the smallest but has the best park (pretty much the entire mtn) and the park crew is very creative in keeping things new and interesting. Sugar is nice if you like big wide runs make sure to drop the cliff on the side of sidewinder, it is probably the biggest in NC lol. I have not been to Beech for a few years but they have some fun runs but not much of a park (might have changed tho). If you want challenging black diamonds then go west cause everything including Sugars double diamond is pretty tame. Hit me up if your in the area Im out there almost everyday.
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I have some pictures from mentone which is the resort in Alabama if you wanna see what it is like.
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I don't understand why you're looking for closest to Miami. Ain't shit close! You're looking at a flight no matter what. Look west. Find out where you can get the best deal - lift pass, flight, lodging, etc - and go there. There's no need to dump a bunch of $$$ into a mediocre boarding vacation.
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I don't understand why you're looking for closest to Miami. Ain't shit close! You're looking at a flight no matter what. Look west. Find out where you can get the best deal - lift pass, flight, lodging, etc - and go there. There's no need to dump a bunch of $$$ into a mediocre boarding vacation.
Thats the best way to put it
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You guys are right, definitely going west for a week on my boarding vacation... however, I was thinking of a quick weekend getaway where I can take a flight and ski that same day.
Usually when I travel from Miami to Colorado, I waste 2 days traveling... one on my way there and one on the way back.
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I would look at a flight to the northeast then just because the stuff down here is generally like 3 hours from an airport.
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