Sapphire Calendar Of Events

January 2011 Plateau Pursuits

Events CalendarThe New Year represents many things to many people.For some, it is a time of renewal a time to focus on family and the things that are most important in ones life. For some, it is a time to tackle some goals lose weight, get more organized, or start on a new career path. For others, the New Year represents a time of new beginnings, a time of discovery. Maybe theyll try a wealth of new experiences in 2011 try Indian food for the first time, go to the opera, or jump out of an airplane. Maybe theyll travel and discover new places. What will the New Year hold for you? At Silver Creek Real Estate Group, we believe weve discovered something pretty special and unique high atop the mountains of Western North Carolina. We invite you and your family to visit the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau, and discover for yourself what has been drawing families to our little corner of the world for over a century. Whether you plan your visit for January around the following list of things to do on the Highlands-Cashiers Plateau throughout the month, or you just add a visit to Cashiers, Highlands, Sapphire Valley, Lake Glenville and Lake Toxaway to your To Do list for 2011 we look forward to seeing YOU up on the mountain! Silver Creek wishes you and yours all of the best in the New Year!

January 1:New Years Day at the Old Edwards Inn in Highlands includes Brunch at Madisons from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Bloody Marys and Mimosa Bar; and Live Music at the Hummingbird Lounge. For more information, call 828.787.2625.

January 1-31:Sapphire Valley Ski Slopes and Frozen Falls Tube Park are open for the Winter Season! Enjoy two exciting hills a fun bunny hill for beginner/intermediate skiers and a 1,600-foot long main run 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.

Hours**: Monday 5-9pm Friday Noon-9pm Saturday 9am-9pm Sunday 9am-6pm Weather Permitting

Lift / Equipment Rental Rates for ski and snowboard AdultsPublic 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

Skis and 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 1.75-hour session

* Discounts available for guests of Wyndham at Fairfields Sapphire Valley Resort. ** Check website for special holiday hours. Hours vary slightly for Frozen Falls.

January 11-13:Navigating Risk: From Crisis to Innovation John A. Wheeler and Susie DeVille Schiffli Workshop at the Old Edwards Inn, geared toward business teams on the leading edge who wish to harness new modes of thinking and awareness in order to thrive in turbulent times. For more information, please call 828-526-8008.

January 13:Best Sellers in the Wine Cellar at the Hummingbird Lounge at Old Edwards Inn. Cocktails start at 6:30 p.m.; Dinner served in the Wine Cellar at 7 p.m. Author TBD. Cost: $180. For more information, please call 828-526-8008.

January 21-23:Viva La France Weekend at the Old Edwards Inn - Immerse yourself in French food, wine, art instruction, phrases and music. Wine education events, art lessons with Jane Smithers, and St. Germain Cocktails. For more information please call 828-526-8008.

January 24- 26:Mind and Body Detox Retreat Spend 3 nights at Old Edwards Inn and Spa in beautiful Highlands, North Carolina surrounded by nature's splendor. "Shed your Skin" and prepare to have your mind and body cleared, refreshed and rejuvenated with two and a half days of guided instruction, music, movement, recipes, healthy foods and interactive sessions to discover where you are relative to where you desire to be for a well-balanced mind and body. For more information please call 828-526-8008.

January 29-30:Romance Weekend spotlighting many of the hotels and restaurants of Highlands. Friday will feature a welcome wine reception, dinner, and late night at Hummingbird Lounge, Saturday will be jam-packed with romance including breakfast in bed, dance lessons, tour of Highlands, escorted Whiteside Mountain hike, dinner, play, wine tasting, and evening bonfire.