One of the first ski areas in the region to open each season. Cataloochee is committed to making your skiing and snowboarding experience the best it can be by utilizing one the most advanced snowmaking systems in the Southeast. With 100% snowmaking on 18 slopes and trails including the Cat Cage Terrain Park, 3 aerial lifts and 2 moving carpet lifts, the Cataloochee experience offers something for everyone. With a variety of terrain for beginners to experts alike, we offer lessons for all levels of instruction. Down the hill in Maggie Valley, we offer Tube World, a snow tubing hill with up to 10 lanes of tubing fun! Cataloochee is located only 35 miles west of Asheville with direct flights on Allegiant Airlines from Ft. Lauderdale. Plus we are only 3 hours north of Atlanta, 1 ¾ hours from the Gatlinburg, Greenville/Spartanburg and Knoxville areas.