Troop 505 Ski Sugar Mountain Expedition Specs Jan 29-31

High AdventureOverview

Troop 505 will travel to Sugar Mountain Ski Resort in Banner Elk, NC.  Sugar Mountain has 20 ski trails that vary in difficulty from Beginner to Expert.  With 80% of the slopes having a Beginner or Intermediate classification, scouts can brave the slopes to the level of their ability and comfort.  The troop will enjoy cabin camping for the night and cook as a troop.  


Food:  $24

Lodging: $40

Travel: $10

Lift Ticket: $68 (if age 11 or under then only $45)

Ski Rental: $28 (if age 11 or under then only $19)

Ski Rental insurance (highly recommended) $5

NOTE: that the above estimates do not include group rates.  If enough scouts go on the trip these prices will be lower.


On this trip scouts will dine as a troop instead of patrols.  Patrols will rotate meal preparation and clean up.


Friday Dinner (travel $6)

Saturday Breakfast $3   Saturday Lunch $8 (on slopes)    Saturday Dinner $4

Sunday Breakfast $3


It will be cold and snowy on the slopes.  Scouts should dress in warm clothing that allows “flexibility” in movement so they can ski in comfort.  Hats, gloves, and warm socks are required gear.  Scouts need to bring their sleeping bags, ground pads, and additional warm clothing to change into after a day of skiing.  Additional gear will be discussed at the scout meetings.


Friday January 29th

6:00pm- Depart from American Legion for lodging in Vilas, NC

8:30pm- Stop for dinner. Woodlands BBQ, 8304 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605

9:45-10:00pm-Arrive at lodging, 354 Bairds Creek Rd, Vilas, NC 28692, unpack, lights out

Saturday January 30th

7:30am-wake, eat breakfast as a troop, prepare lunches

8:30am- depart for Sugar Mountain

9:00am-4:00pm Skiing.  Lunch on slopes

4:15pm- depart for cabin

4:45pm- arrive at cabin

6:00pm- dinner as a troop

8:00pm- watch movie in cabin

10:00pm-lights out

Sunday January 31st

7:30am- wake, breakfast by patrol, pack up

8:30am- scouts own (class A uniform)

9:00am- depart for Chapel Hill

12:30pm- arrive at American Legion, Chapel Hill



via I-40 W and US-421 N, 2 h 43 min, 167 miles, 2 h 39 min without traffic

354 Bairds Creek Rd, Vilas, NC 28692

Note: If using a GPS device, the physical address above when entered could possibly bring you on Highway 194. We recommend Highway 105 South from Boone instead of Highway 194.

Get on I-40W, 9 min (4,5 mi). Follow I-40 and US-421 N to NC-105 Extension/US-221 S in Boone. 2h 25min (157 mi). Take NC-105 S to Bairds Creek Rd in Brushy Fork, 9 min (5.0 mi) to 354 Bairds Creek Rd.


Take N Carolina 105 S/Hwy 105 Extension towards Ski Slopes Area. Turn right onto N Carolina 184 N/Tynecastle Hwy and go 1.6 miles. Turn left onto Sugar Mountain Dr for 328 feet. Turn left to stay on Sugar Mountain Dr for 0.7 miles. Take the 3rd right to stay on Sugar Mountain Dr

Destination will be on the right for 0.1 miles. (arrive at 1009 Sugar Mountain Dr, Banner Elk, NC 28604)