Plateau Pursuits

Posted by Jochen | Posted in Calendar of Events, Things to Do | Posted on Monday, January 25, 2010

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February 2010 Calendar of Events

Nestled atop the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina, love is always in the air on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau!  It could be our breathtaking vistas, our pristine natural beauty, the warm and inviting nature of our locals, or our wide variety of fun things to see and do. No matter the reason, it is no wonder why families keep falling in love with this unique corner of the world. The friendly folks at Silver Creek Real Estate Group have compiled an entirely new list of reasons for YOU to fall in love with the Plateau this February.  We invite you to visit us with your whole family, or break away with the one you love for a romantic weekend you won’t soon forget. Please visit our helpful website for a list of local accommodations  and restaurants. Once you’ve been smitten by any one of our distinctive communities found in Highlands, Cashiers, Sapphire Valley, Lake Glenville or Lake Toxaway – the talented team of brokers at Silver Creek welcomes the opportunity to assist you in your quest for your dream home in the mountains. Simply give us a call at 828-743-1999, send us an e-mail at or drop by our offices located just west of the Cashiers Crossroads in the Shoppes at CreekSide. We hope to see you and your “sweetheart” up on the mountain SOON!

February 1-28: Sapphire Valley Ski Slopes and Frozen Falls Tube Park are open for the Winter Season!
Enjoy two exciting hills – a fun “bunny” hill for beginners/intermediate skiers and a main run of 1,600 feet in length featuring vertical drops of up to 200 feet that is ideal for the brave at heart. Grab inflatable tubes and go sledding  with the entire family on a thrilling 500 foot run.

Lift / Equipment Rental Rates for ski and snowboard
Adults Public 
Full Day Lift/Rental (9am-9pm) $52.00 
Full Day Lift Only (9am-9pm) $36.00 
Night Lift/Rental (5pm-9pm) $30.00 
Night Lift Only (5pm-9pm) $18.00 

Children ( 12 & under ) Public 
Full Day Lift/Rental (9am-9pm) $26.00 
Full Day Lift Only (9am-9pm) $16.00 
Night Lift/Rental (5pm-9pm) $24.00 
Night Lift Only (5pm-9pm) $14.00 
Ski’s & Poles Rental Only $21.00 
Snowboard Rental Only $30.00 
Helmet Rental $9.00 
Boot rental $9.00 
Ski and Snowboard Lessons
Group (min. 3 people, max. 10) $15.00 per Hour
Private (w/ Advanced Reservation) $25.00 per Hour

Frozen Falls Tube Rental
$22.00 for two-hour session
Weather Permitting
Hours:  Monday 5-9pm
Friday Noon-8pm
Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 10am-6pm

* Discounts available for guests of Wyndham at Fairfield’s Sapphire Valley Resort.

February 5: Highlands Hop for Haiti – Highlands School Old Gym – 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. – Dance the night away – sock hop-style – to raise money for the people of Haiti. No charge for admission or for snack foods and drinks, but monetary donations will be accepted. Song requests will be $1/request. Donations of items are also requested – i.e. toiletry items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.  Authentic Haitian items will be on display for purchase. For more information, please call 828-526-1841.

February 6: Wipe Out the Winter Blues Workshop at the Old Edwards Inn & Spa –12 to 4 p.m. – Cost $55, includes one-course lunch and glass of wine in Madison’s plus creative event co-sponsored by Oakleaf in the Conference Center.  Favorite projects by local designers Kirk Moore and Don Fry will be shared with guests including creating soothing bath herb blends, making birdseed bisquits to share with your finest feathered friends, blending  grilling spices as you dream of warm summer days around the grill and MORE. For more information, call 828-526-8008.

February 7: Super Bowl at the Rib Shack and Sports Corner – Old Edwards Inn & Spa – 6 p.m.  Featuring special game day appetizers and other fun activities.

February 13: The Great Sapphire Outhouse Race – Sapphire Valley Ski Slopes – 12 p.m. – Free admission!  Fun day that benefits the Tamassee DAR School Ski Scholarship Fund.  To learn more about this unique race down the slopes or to find out how to enter YOUR outhouse, call 828-421-7348 or 828-507-8455.

February 14: Valentines Day at the Old Edwards Inn and Spa – Highlands, NC – The renowned spa will offer Rainforest Rejuvenation, Strengthen Your Relationship and Bliss Couple’s Massages.  Guests receive a special welcome amenity, champagne arrival, and rose petal showdown.  Special menu offered both Saturday (2/13) and Sunday (2/14) evenings. Relax, Rejuvenate and Enjoy a romantic weekend at this landmark inn!  To make reservations and reserve your spot on the massage table, call 828-526-8008.

February 19-21: Adventures in Art Weekend – Old Edwards Inn & Spa – Explore “The Artist in You”, “Art Appreciation” and “The Artist’s Eye” during this one-of-a-kind weekend event.  Artists receptions, exhibitions and special group activities with some of Highlands local art galleries. For more information, call 828-526-8008

February 20: Cajun Cook-off – Highlands Community Center – You won’t want to miss this delicious competition featuring some of Louisiana’s finest cuisine.  For more information, call 828-526-2112.

February 25-28: “The Dixie Swim Club” – Martin-Lipscomb Performing Arts Center – The Highlands-Cashiers Players are proud to present this funny and touching comedy that celebrates enduring friendships among five unforgettable women.  Written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten, Directed by Rick Siegal. Tickets are $20. Matinees at 2:30 p.m.  Evenings at 7:30 p.m.  For tickets, call 828-526-8084.


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