Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort Weekly Update

Welcome to a Sapphire  Summer!

Resort Fun: All amenities are now open for your summer fun! (Hours do vary – check our Resort Events Calendar for a summary of Amenity Hours. Always confirm amenity, event and class hours by calling the Community Center: 828-743-7663.

Have you tried Pickleball yet? Call the Tennis shop and set up a lesson: 828-743-1181.

Custom Calendars: Use our custom Resort and Area Events calendars for more info and find more family fun! 

Area Fun: Cashiers’ Groovin’ on the Green Friday night concert series continues this Friday at The Village Green.

Check out Resort Lodging Options

Find Family Fun: [Resort Events]  [WNC Area Events]
Weather Update: [
Sapphire Valley Full Weather]
Resort Lodging: [Sapphire Valley Resort Vacation Rentals]


Friday, May 24, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort Memorial Day Weekend Update

Stay safe this Memorial Day Holiday! 

Resort Fun: Mountain bingo, root bear float social, and a waterfalls and overlooks excursion are scheduled this coming week.

Area Fun: Concerts return in Cashiers, Highlands (both Friday and Saturday) and the 'Airing of the Quilts' at the Cashiers Historical Society. 

Want to hike? Check out the West Panthertown Valley Loop! 

Use the links below to find your family fun this weekend! [Panthertown Hike]

Sunday, May 19, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort - This week in Sapphire!

Resort Fun: The popular waterfalls and overlook excursion returns this week!

Area Fun: Farmers markets and weekend concerts all over the Highlands to Sapphire Valley corridor this week!

Use the Events Calendars to ‘find your family fun’!

Tip: Always check the Weather link below so you can pack approximately.

Find Family Fun: [Resort Events]  [WNC Area Events]
Weather Update: 
[Sapphire Valley Full Weather]

Thursday, May 16, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort Weekend Update

Resort Fun: The popular Resort Waterfalls and Overlook excursion returns on May 21!

Off the Resort: Up in Cashiers, Groovin’ on the Green Concert series kicks off Friday evening May 24th!

Local farmer’s markets are in high gear with tasty, early season home grown goodies.

Please use the Events Calendars below to  learn more about these events and find your family fun as well as many options in Resort Lodging. 


Sunday, May 12, 2024

Sapphire Valley Updates May 13, 2024

Farmers Markets all over WNC including Cashiers, Highlands and Bryson City as well as concerts on Friday and Saturday provide the perfect outdoor experience. Use the Events Link below to find your fun!


Resort Lodging Options

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Sapphire Valley Updates!

Dining News! Hidden Valley Tavern has transitioned to new management and a new format: Casa Amigos Bar and Grill serving South American cuisine in an upscale casual dining environment. [Sapphire Dining Options]

Farmers markets, May Fest, Bird Fest, and a 'Spring Crafts and more Fling' highlight area events this weekend! Use the links below to find your family fun! 

Nantahala Outdoor Center - recent rains provide great water on the Nantahala - just over 1 hour from Sapphire Valley! [Rafting Info]

Find Family Fun:
 [Resort Events]  [WNC Area Events]

Monday, May 6, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort Weekly Update: Spring!

Nearby Whiteside Mountain shows signs of spring with a layer of greens, reds and even yellows in the new growth! A hike to the top of Whiteside is a must! Visit hiking Whiteside: [https://tinyurl.com/47rctfyu]


Whiteside Mountain

Friday, April 26, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort Weekend Update!

1 Restaurant changes coming to Sapphire Valley - stay tuned!!
2 Resort activities added this week: Mountain Bingo, Root Beer Social
3 Cashiers Burger Walk!

Use the links below to get more info on these and other events!

Thursday, April 18, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort Weekend Update

We just complete several Sapphire Valley Resort web site updates:
1. Updated home page with new content and navigation
2. New info and videos on Gorges State park, a must visit! [About Gorges]
3. New calendar entry with hours of operations for all amenities! 
See you in Sapphire! 

Thursday, April 11, 2024

Sapphire Valley News and Events Update

1. Some farmers market's have started early
2. Glenville Dam release for April is coming up!
3. We update resort lodging recently - plan your visit early
4. Use the links below to find some early spring family fun!

Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Sapphire Valley and High South Adventures Update!

We hope you were able to enjoy our special Eclipse Console yesterday on our sister site, High South Adventures. Our special page,  https://highsouthadventures.com/april-8-eclipse.html, covered the eclipse from Mazatlan, Mexico up to Niagara Falls, NY. 


Use High South Adventures year round to find your family fun in the Blue Ridge mountains of Northeast Georgia up thru Western North Carolina!

Monday, April 8, 2024

Today's top eclipse video feeds from Mexico to Niagara Falls!

Check out today's top eclipse video feeds from Mexico to Niagara Falls! 

Go to : https://highsouthadventures.com/april-8-eclipse.html

The eclipse flies over Mexico starting about 1 PM Eastern!

Image: TimeandDate.com


Friday, April 5, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort Update - How will the Eclipse look in Sapphire?

1. How will the eclipse on Monday April 8th look in Sapphire Valley? Check out this video animation - it will have more of an impact than you might think!
[https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/in/usa/asheville?iso=20240408]

2. We have just updated the Resort's and Area Calendar of Events! Many seasonal family fun activities are being posted - use the calendar links below to check them out.

3. We also just updated some Resort vacation rentals options - plan early, book early for your Blue Ridge Mountains experience! 


Sunday, March 31, 2024

Sapphire Valley Weekly Update

During the transition from winter retreats to spring adventures, the Resort and The High South offers few scheduled activities. We invite you to explore during this time, enjoying splendid hikes, cascading waterfalls, and breathtaking vistas without the inconvenience of overcrowding. Plan your spring fling now with suggestions form our 2024 Planner

By the way, are you ready for the partial eclipse on April 8? [NASA Info]

Weather: Spring weather starting in the 70s and dropping mid-week to the 50s with a chance of severe weather. See weather links below.


Thursday, March 28, 2024

Happy Easter from Sapphire Valley!

1 There are many Easter events on the Resort and all over The High South, please view the two calendar links below! 
2 Great spring weather with a warming trend. A bit breezy over the next several days. Full Weather Link below.
3 Sapphire Valley lodging options have just been updated! 
4 Time for a hike! The fall and winter is the only time the Fairfield Lake hiking trail is open! Check it out [https://sapphirevalleyresort.com/hiking-sapphire-valley.html]

Sunday, March 17, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort Top Events and News

1 Sapphire Valley Lodging Options updated - some behind privacy gates:
   
[Sapphire Valley Resort Vacation Rentals]
2024 Concerts on the Slopes Dates/Bands Announced Learn More Here!
3 2024 Arts and Craft Festival Dates Announced! Arts and Crafts Info
4 Weather: Spring weather, some wet, some dry, some mild, some cold...

Thursday, March 14, 2024

Sapphire Valley Top News and Events!

1 NEWS! 2024 Concerts on the Slopes
   Dates/Bands Announced Learn More Here!
2 2024 Arts and Craft Festival Dates Announced! Arts and Crafts Info
3 Visit us this spring - plan ahead! Vacation rentals in Sapphire
4 Weather - Spring weather with rain Friday, Friday night

Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort - Top 4 News and Events

1 2024 Arts and Craft Festival Dates Announced! Arts and Crafts Info
2 Visit us this spring - plan ahead! Vacation rentals in Sapphire
3 Check out our new hotels/motels page
4 Weather - After a windy Sunday, nice early spring weather! 
..Special News: Watch WLOS-TV Asheville review the 2024 Great Outhouse Races [SkiSapphireValley]

Monday, February 26, 2024

Sapphire Valley Top 4 News/Events this week.

1 Ski Sapphire is now closed for the season  Ski Sapphire Valley
2 Visit us this spring - plan ahead! Vacation rentals in Sapphire
3 Check out our new hotels/motels page
4 Weather - Spring like temps moving in with a chance of rain each day 

Find Family Fun: [Resort Events]  [WNC Area Events]

Friday, February 23, 2024

Sapphire Valley Top 4 Weekend Updates: Feb 23-25, 2024

1 Only 2 weekends left, weather permitting, at [Ski Sapphire Valley!]
2 Wintry mix Saturday then cold, blustery and clear [Weather]
3 It is a great time to check out the [Resort Rec Center]
4 Plan a spring visit soon as we are already seeing interest! 

Find Family Fun: [Resort Events]  [WNC Area Events]

Monday, February 19, 2024

Sapphire Valley News / Events Update: Feb 20-23, 2024

Ski Sapphire Valley: Everyone had a great time this long holiday week! See you Friday on the slopes! Only a couple more weeks left in the season!



Find Family Fun: [Resort Events]  [WNC Area Events]

Saturday, February 17, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort President's Day! Feb 19, 2024

Ski Sapphire Valley: Great conditions at Ski Sapphire Valley!! New Snow Last 24 hours: 1-3”  machine made. Visit [Ski Sapphire Valley]


Thanks for being with us this long weekend! Enjoy the snow and then safe travels!

Find Family Fun: [Resort Events]  [WNC Area Events]

Weather Update: [Sapphire Valley Full Weather]

Friday, February 9, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort Update Feb 12 -15, 2024

SKI SAPPHIRE IS CLOSED UNTIL FRIDAY NOON!!

Ski Sapphire Valley: This weekend -  The Great Outhouse Races!  Learn more and make your plans! Visit [Ski Sapphire Valley] [Outhouse Races]


Family Fun:
 See what's happening and find more winter fun like ice skating with our custom calendars:
   [Resort Events]  [WNC Area Events]

Resort Lodging: This great house is still available for The Great House Races! 

Sunday, January 28, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort Update - Week Starting Jan 29, 2024

Ski Sapphire Valley: Winter weather is back! Cold days and sub-freezing nights = more fresh snowmaking!  Learn more and make your plans! Visit [Ski Sapphire Valley]

The Great Outhouse Races! It's almost time again for ski area craziness as patrons fly down the ski area in home made outhouses!!! A must see event! [Learn More/Ad to your Calendar]

Family Fun:
 See what's happening and find more winter fun like ice skating with our custom calendars:
   [Resort Events]  [WNC Area Events]

Resort Lodging: Walk to the ski area and 3 restaurants from this rental: 
Weather: Winter weather returns!  [Sapphire Valley Full Weather]


Friday, January 26, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort Weekend Update! Jan 26-28, 2024

Weather Special: Well there is no getting around it - Saturday looks to be very wet and mild. There is a Hazardous Weather Outlook for heavy rain and potential flooding. [Sapphire Valley Full Weather]

Ski Sapphire Valley: Thanks to some great work by the Ski Sapphire team, there is plenty of snow on the slopes and tube park! (It may be a bit slow with the mild temps and rain...) Learn more and make your plans! Visit [Ski Sapphire Valley]

The Great Outhouse Races! It's almost time again for ski area craziness as patrons fly down the ski area in home made outhouses!!! A must see event! [Learn More/Ad to your Calendar]

Family Fun:
 See what's happening and find more winter fun like ice skating with our custom calendars:
   [Resort Events]  [WNC Area Events]

Resort Lodging: Walk to the ski area and 3 restaurants from this rental: 


Monday, January 22, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort Weekly Update: Jan 22 - 25, 2024

Weather Special: We are experiencing some wild swings in weather. After a long stretch of artic temps this week looks wet and mild. There is a Hazardous Weather Outlook for heavy rain and potential flooding. [Sapphire Valley Full Weather]

Ski Sapphire Valley: The ski area has more snow on it than anytime in the past decade!!! Learn more and make your plans! Visit [Ski Sapphire Valley]

Family Fun:
 See what's happening and find more winter fun like ice skating with our custom calendars:
   [Resort Events]  [WNC Area Events]

Resort Lodging: Walk to the ski area from this rental: 
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Friday, January 19, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort Weekend - SPECIAL!

SPECIAL WEEKEND UPDATE: It is going to be dry this weekend by very cold! Here you go:

Friday PM: Partly cloudy, with a low around 10. Wind chill values as low as -5. North northwest wind 13 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 25. Wind chill values as low as -6. North northwest wind around 14 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Saturday Night: Clear, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -7. North northwest wind 9 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Full Forecast: [Sapphire Valley Full Weather]

Ski Sapphire Valley: The ski area has more snow on it than anytime in the past decade!!!! Great conditions - see you on the slopes!  Visit [Ski Sapphire Valley]

Family Fun:
 See what's happening with our custom calendars:
   [Resort Events]  [WNC Area Events]

Walk to the ski area from this rental: 

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Thursday, January 18, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort Weekend Update: Jan 19, 2024

Ski Sapphire Valley: Winter in the Blue Ridge Mountains is in full control - very cold temps moving back in this weekend means great snowmaking weather! See you on the slopes! Visit [Ski Sapphire Valley]

Family Fun: With our custom calendars you can find more winter fun like ice skating! [Resort Events]  [WNC Area Events]

Weather Update: We are talking cold! Partly cloudy, with a low around 7. Wind chill values as low as -9. Northwest wind 15 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. [Sapphire Valley Full Weather]

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort Weekly Update: Jan 16, 2024

Ski Sapphire Valley: After a soggy start on Friday, the MLK weekend saw great snow conditions and lots of families had a blast!  Were you here? See you on the slopes! Visit [Ski Sapphire Valley]


Family Fun: This time of year it is all about Ski Sapphire and other winter sports! Use our calendars an winter guide to plan your winter fun!
[Resort Events]  [WNC Area Events] [Winter Sports Guide]

Weather Update: A winter weather advisor has been issued - check out forecast here: [Sapphire Valley Full Weather]

Family Vacation Rentals: Check out this Sapphire Valley Rental: New Rental in Sapphire! Close to dining and amenities! Four bedrooms/four baths!

Find more rentals in the Valley here: [Sapphire Valley Resort Rentals] We also highlight 3 hotels/inns in and very close to Sapphire! [Hotels/Inns]


Saturday, January 13, 2024

Sapphire Valley MLK Weekend Update

MLK Monday Update – WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY ISSUED -
GO TO: [Ski Sapphire Weather]


NEW - Hotels/Inns: We have added several top inns and hotels for your lodging options - perfect for a quick weekend. Go to: [Sapphire Valley Hotels/Inns]

Suggested Rental: Modern Alpine Getaway w/ Decks & Walk to Lake! From $184/night. [Check Dates/Book Online Here]


Friday, January 12, 2024

Sapphire Valley Resort: MLK Weekend Update!


Ski Sapphire – Welcome to your long, MLK holiday weekend! Ski Sapphire Valley opens at 9 on Saturday and will be open on Monday, Jan 15, 2024. As always – weather permitting. After a wet Friday the long weekend looks great, and Ski Sapphire has plenty of snow on the slopes! Visit [Ski Sapphire Valley]

Weather: Showers Friday with thunderstorms possible after 3pm. High near 44. Breezy, with a southeast wind. Chance of snow very early Saturday then clear. Great looking weekend Saturday, Sunday, and Monday with highs in the 30s and lows in the 20’s. See you on the slopes! 

NEW - Hotels/Inns: We have added several top inns and hotels for your lodging options - perfect for a quick weekend. Go to: [Sapphire Valley Hotels/Inns]

Suggested Rental: Modern Alpine Getaway w/ Decks & Walk to Lake! From $184/night. [Check Dates/Book Online Here]