Sugar Mountain Skiing with Kim Jochl

Segment 2, December 30th, 2023

It’s wintertime and folks not only from the Carolinas but up and down the eastern seaboard are making the trip to the largest ski resort in North Carolina! Sugar Mountain Resort is the destination of the season and Kim Jochl joins the Carolina Outdoors podcast to discuss all things Ski Sugar.

Kim Jochl is an aviator, multiple time author, ski athlete, and helps to run the show up on Sugar Mountain.

With freezing temperatures at night and milder temperatures during the days, the Sugar Moutain snow blowers are on full force helping to widen slopes and create the best possible powder for skiers and snowboarders.

Sugar Mountain Resort invests every year in their snow making infrastructure in order to create quality slopes. From the external snow machines to the internal system of pipes and pumps, keeping the entire system up to date is crucial to providing great conditions to all skiers and snowboarders. Many technological improvements have also been made in recent years to help efficiency of sales, rentals, lines, etc. up on Sugar Mountain.

From first-time beginners to expert racers, there is something on Sugar Mountain for you! Jochl discusses the importance of preparation for your day on the slopes regardless of skill level. Charlotte outdoor store, Jesse Brown’s has all the coats, warm base layers, gloves, hats, or even sun protection you could need out on the mountain!

Bill Bartee from the Charlotte outdoor store, Jesse Brown’s & host of the Carolina Outdoors had a chance to speak with Kim Jochl about the specifics of skiing Sugar Mountain this winter.

Things You’ll Learn by Listening:

Show Highlights:

  • Sugar Mountain Resort is a year-round attraction
  • 10 slopes, 5 lifts, tubing, and ice skating are open
  • There has been 7 inches of natural snow this winter so far
  • Sugar Mountain Resort is first come, first serve
  • There is something for all levels of skiers and snowboarders