Ski Sapphire Valley Resort - Snow Skiing Boarding Tubing Zipping!

Come discover the fun of skiing or boarding and enjoy the slopes at Ski Sapphire Valley Ski Resort in Western NC. 

If skiing or boarding is not your thing, check out our opportunity for snow tubing or zip lining on The Vordach… join us for an exciting day on our slopes.

If you have ever wanted to experience snow skiing or snow boarding but never had the opportunity, here is your chance at one of the most southern ski areas in the US!

Ski Sapphire Valley Resort Winter Zip Line on The Vordach! [The Vordach]. 

Ski Sapphire Valley Resort Snow 
Skiing Boarding Tubing

HI: 53 LO: 48 PRECIP: 90%


Weekly Classes and Events

Saturday & Sunday, November 28th & 29th 10:00 am-5:00 pm SAPPHIRE VALLEY CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW Have fun and do you Holiday shopping early! Featuring the very best in local, handmade crafts of all kinds! Held at the Sapphire Valley Community Center Sapphire Room. 828.743.7663 Free Admission

Monday, November 30th

10:00-11:00 am MONDAY SOCIAL: A 1 hour informative orientation to Sapphire Valley Resort. We discuss our events and activities for the upcoming week and answer all the important questions guests may have. No Charge. Door prizes, coffee and pastry. Held in the Sapphire room at the SV Community Center. 828.743.7663 “NO SALES PITCH -ZONE”

Tuesday, December 1st

8:00 am to 10:00 am GRACEANN’S AMAZING BREAKFAST BUFFET Served at the SV Community Center. This Weeks menu: Hash Brown Casserole, Egg & Cheese Strata, Sausage, Baked French Toast w/Pecans, Coffee Cake, Fresh Fruit, Coffee & OJ. $8.50 for Adults, $5.00 for 10 years and under. 828.743.7663

10:00 am BASKET WEAVING CLASS $38 includes all you need to make a complete Appalachian basket. Ages 12 & up. Held at the SV CC. 828.743.7663

10:00 am WATER FITNESS CLASS Power boost your metabolism and tone your body with this non-impact 30 minute fitness sessionpool. $10 per class. @ The Rec Center. 828.743.1171

Wednesday, December 2nd

4:00 pm FUSION YOGA mind-body strengthening techniques specifically designed for your body and your lifestyle. $13.00 @ The SV Community Center. 828.743.7663 

3:00 pm Mountain BINGO!! $3 per card, 2 for $5 @ The SV Community Center. 

Thursday, December 3rd

10:00 am ART CLASS Watercolor, acrylic and oil. Join Pauline Marr for the most fun an artist can have! Beginners to advanced welcome! Sign up at the SV Community Center 828.743.7663 $45.00 per artist~

10:00 am WATER FITNESS CLASS 30 minute fitness session in our heated indoor pool. $10 per class. @ The Rec Center. 828.743.1171

Weekly Trips ( Please sign up for all trips at the Community Center, 39 riders per trip maximum, 828.743.7663 )

Monday, 12:00 Noon SAPPHIRE/HIGHLANDS/CASHIERS SIGHT-SEEING EXCURSION A nice 4.5 hour trip that takes you up to the Highlands area for a 2 hour visit of shopping and sightseeing with numerous lunch opportunities ( not included in fare) ) in one of the mountains most interesting little towns. Finish with local hot spot Nature sights. $20.00 plus tax. Sign up by 11:15 Monday. 

Tuesday, 9:00 am BILTMORE ESTATES & WINERY TRIP Come with us as we journey to one of WNC’s most intriguing homes & winery. Bus leaves the CC at 9:00 am. Includes trip and admission; Adults: $69.00, Ages 10-16 $45,00, Under 10 $20.00, plus tax. Please sign up by 5:00 pm Monday. 

Tuesday, 4:00 pm CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS AT BILTMORE Candlelight, firelight and live music bring holiday warmth to the extravagant holiday décor at Biltmore House, creating an evening to remember. Adults: $80.00 Youth: $50.00. Sign up by 5:00 pm Monday

Wednesday, 9:00 am CHEROKEE EXPRESS INDIAN RESERVATION TRIP We’ll take you to the Cherokee Indian Reservation to visit your choice of the Indian Museum, downtown shopping/lunch or Harrah’s Casino for gambling fun! $20.00 plus tax pp. Admission to museum not included. Sign up by 5:00 pm Monday. 

Wednesday, 3:30 pm THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN TRIP at the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad. The 11⁄4 hour round-trip excursion comes to life as the train departs the Bryson City depot for a journey through the quiet wilderness for a special visit at the North Pole. Adults 13 & up $72.00, Children 2-12 $58.00 plus tax. Sign up by 5:00 pm on Tuesday.

Thursday, 9:00 am PISGAH FOREST TRIP Ride our bus through magical Pisgah Forest and the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway. There will be a lunch stop ( not included in fare ). Visit the Pisgah Trout Hatchery on the return. $22.00 plus tax. Sign up by 5:00 pm Wednesday. *Weather 

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​Snow sports


Skiing, boarding,tubing, and winter zip line tours on The Vordach! 

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frozen falls
Tube Park

Fun for all ages! Really ! 

No Age Restrictions!

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Live web cams

 View all the action LIVE from one of our streaming web cams!

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Sapphire Valley boasts a Norman Rockwell like setting perfect for families looking for a safe, relaxing ski vacation.  Sapphire Valley is nestled in one of the most scenic corners of the Blue Ridge mountains, and is the closest resort to Atlanta offering big city residents their quickest chance for winter mountain getaway.

Sapphire Valley’s ski area consists of a 1600 foot main run with a vertical drop of 200 feet, complete with a state-of-the-art quad-lift, a learning center slope and a multiple lane tube park.

The Four Seasons Grille is conveniently located at the bottom of the slope serving appetizers, lite fare, sandwiches and dinner entrees and includes a ski clothing retail shop with ski clothing rentals. The small footprint allows families to ski together all day, regardless of skill level, and provides an ideal location [Frozen Falls Tube Park] for beginners to take their first turns in an encouraging atmosphere. 

You’ll find one of the most economical ski experiences in the region at Sapphire Valley, with a reasonably priced lift-ticket that includes rental equipment.  

Beginners are given a priority at Sapphire with top-notch instruction and on-the-mountain guidance from professional instructors. Sapphire Valley has the perfect slope for building confidence on the mountain.