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explore Getaway Where to Go Next Sweet Escape Find cool temps (and cooler activities) at North Carolina's Sugar Mountain this summer. By Ivy Lamb ★ 32 JULY 2014 PHOTOS BY TODD BUSH/COURTESY OF SUGAR MOUNTAIN From top: Unwind Sugar Mountainstyle on the golf course or on two wheels. Savvy travelers looking to escape scorching summer temperatures have a secret: high altitudes. Some of the same destinations that attract skiers and snowboarders in wintertime transform into equally alluring locations for a summer getaway. Sugar Mountain, located in western North Carolina near picturesque Banner Elk, is one such place. With a peak elevation of 5,300 feet, Sugar Mountain is a popular ski spot, but in spring and summer, blooming flowers and lush, leafy trees bring the mountainside to life. Icy streams cut through the landscape and tumble into shimmering waterfalls. And wildlife abounds - sharpeyed visitors might spot white-tailed deer, wild turkeys, and the occasional bobcat or black bear. Make your base camp at the Village of Sugar Mountain, where you can choose from a multitude of lodging options, from cozy efficiency suites to grand log cabins. From there, explore the mountain's many hiking and biking trails, or try caving and whitewater rafting with experienced guides. For the less adventurous (but no less active), the tennis courts and golf course also offer sweeping views of the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Want even more impressive vistas? Hop on the chairlift, which does double-duty in the summertime by taking visitors on a 40-minute roundtrip ride to the mountain's summit. Rides start on the Fourth of July (complete with an evening fireworks display) and run every weekend through Labor Day. Some ascend so For more information on Sugar Mountain, that they can zoom including exciting down the slopes on a activities and upcoming festivals, mountain bike, while visit others prefer a leisurely picnic at the peak. But whatever your preference, Sugar Mountain lets you escape more than just the summer heat - it lets you escape the everyday.

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of US Airways - July 2014

Table of Contents
Perspective: CEO Letter
From the Editor
Making It Happen?
Hot Spots: Best Wellness Retreats
Great Escapes: Sea Pines Resort, South Carolina
Great Escapes: Barceló Hotels and Resorts
Wine & Dine: Edible Spirits
Style Spotlight: Patriotic Pride
Gear Up: Summer Play
Getaway: Sugar Mountain, North Carolina
Adventure: Surf School
Connections: Everybody's Business
Travel Feature: Athens, Greece
Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail
Chefs Tell
Down to Business
Special Section: Vibrant San Diego
To Your Health: Joint Revitalization
Special Section: North Carolina's High Country
Best of Health: Miami Foot & Ankle Surgery
Readers Resource Index
Your US Airways Guide
Audio Entertainment
Video Entertainment
U.S. and Caribbean Service Map
International Service Map
Airport Terminal Maps
oneworld alliance
Passenger Info/Contact US Airways
US Airways MarketPlace®
US Airways Fleet/Customs & Immigration
Window or Aisle?

US Airways - July 2014