Homeschool Ski Days – Spring 2018

Homeschool Skiing

It’s not springtime yet, so don’t forget to enjoy the skiing. Take advantage of homeschool discounts and homeschool days or lessons at North Carolina ski areas.

French-Swiss Ski College at Appalachian Ski Mountain

Homeschool Days for family, fun and learning all in one at Appalachian Ski Mountain in Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

Appalachian Ski Mountain
940 Ski Mountain Rd
Blowing Rock, NC 28605

The goal of this program is to provide an affordable and effective means for homeschoolers to learn skiing and snowboarding. Learn a lifetime sport, and start looking forward to winter.

Program is designed for ages 5 to 18 and you are welcome to bring along family members. Come as often as you like. Dates available are March – 1, 6-7, 14-15, 21-22.

Spending time on the mountain is a healthy and fun alternative to television and video games. For questions, visit the link above, call or email.

Registration Information & Lesson Pricing

Please EMAIL HERE. You can also call for pricing and to register at 828 – 295 – 9311

Call or email at least one week in advance to make a reservation. Include the date or dates you would like to come, how many skiers and snowboarders are in your group and if you plan on taking the beginner or intermediate lessons.

Lesson Times:

  • 11:15 – Beginner Lessons – Will start on beginner terrain
  • 12:30 – Intermediate lesson – Starts on intermediate terrain

Beech Mountain With RidersChoice

RidersChoice is the weblog to follow for homeschool ski information. EMAIL Glenna Toney,  with any questions about Riderschoice.

Schedule – Weather Permitting

This Schedule is good Monday-Fridays through March 9, 2018  with additional dates added weather permitting. Registration is required with Glenna (see email link above, or visit the linked website)

  • Monday, March 5th, register by March 2nd, by 8 pm
  • Tuesday, March 6th, register by March 3rd, by 8 pm
  • Wednesday, March 7th, register by March 4th, by 8 pm
  • Thursday, March 8th register by March 5th, by 8 pm
  • Friday, March 9th, register by March 6th, by 8 pm

Additional Dates may be added weather permitting.

Beech Mountain Resort
1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain, NC 28604

Pricing Details

Lift tickets are good from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for day ticket or from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for twilight ticket. Ski and Board day or night for the same low price! Please register for the day ticket or the twilight ticket when you sign up. Lift no longer closes from 4:30 – 6:00 for grooming!
Cost is $30.00 per skier or boarder and includes: lift ticket, rental equipment (skies or snowboard if desired), including ski and snowboard boots and poles, and optional one hour group lesson for students 8 years or older (beginner level). If you have your own equipment and do not want to attend lessons, your cost will be $20.

Note: the helmet option is on a first-come-first-served basis. According to RidersChoice, they may run low on Friday so you should plant to arrive early if you must have helmet or bring your own.  So, if you must have a helmet, please arrive early (non-Riderschoice group rate for all of this would be from $90 – $100) If you have your own equipment and don’t want a lesson the price is $20.00


In order to be considered part of the Riderschoice group deal, you must contact Glenna Toney. She is the coordinator. EMAIL GLENNA HERE and include the following information with your reservations: Put the Day & Date in the Subject Line. In your email include name of skiers/boarders, rental information needs, does the participant need a lesson and what type (ski or board and age), does the participant want to reserve a hot lunch and leave the phone number where your group can be reached on your chosen ski day.

Participant’s names will be written down and checked off upon arrival. Bring your current proof of homeschooling.

The Riderschoice offer is only open to homeschool families (immediate families) who have students aged 19 and younger who have not yet graduated high school. Homeschool graduates and alumni must come with a legal and current homeschool family to participate with Riderschoice.

Please visit the RidersChoice WEBSITE for all the details.

Cataloochee Ski Area – Homeschool Ski Days

Homeschool Days at Cataloochee will begin January 9 and continue every Tuesday through the end of the season. The Homeschool special rate is only available for day skiing from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Homeschoolers get special rates on lift tickets, lessons and rentals when presenting their Homeschool credentials at the Ticket Center on the lower level of the lodge.

Cataloochee Ski Area
1080 Ski Lodge Rd
Maggie Valley, NC 28751

Registration & Pricing

No pre-registration or signup is required to get this special rate.

Lift ticket rates are $20 per person and lift, lesson and ski or snowboard rental rates are $45. Lift and rental only are $30.

Visit the Link above for details or questions.

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Home Schoolers can ski  Tuesday through Thursday for just  $20 for a full day lift ticket or  $11 for a half day lift ticket. Ski Rental is $9 and Snowboard Rental is $15.   Homeschool specials at the Wolf Ridge Ski Resort include Monday – Thursday snow tubing. Call for more information. 828 – 689 – 3322.

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort
578 Valley View Cir
Mars Hill, NC 28754
828 – 689 – 4111

Sugar Mountain Resort

Sugar Mountain offers their “Snow Day” rate to homeschoolers when the schools in their county have closed school.

Sugar Mountain Resort, Inc.
1009 Sugar Mountain Drive
Sugar Mountain, NC 28604
828-898-4521 or 1-800-Sugar-MT (784-2768)

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