This winter season send your latch key kid to the slopes of  Wolf Ridge Ski Resort.

The Western North Carolina ski resort is unveiling a new after-school program perfect for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities between the ages of 8 and 17.

The program will run on four Tuesday evenings in January from 5pm-10pm starting on January 10th. Each session will begin with a 90-minute lesson (5pm-6:30pm) followed by an open skiing and snowboarding session until the slopes close at 10pm. The goal of the program is to teach new skiers and snowboarders the basics, while allowing intermediate and advanced students to hone their skills under the trained eye of experienced instructors.

No one is more thrilled about this new course than Will Powell, Wolf Ridge Program Coordinator and PSIA Certified Ski Instructor, who has a deep passion for all things snow. 

“I started skiing when I was 8 and I wanted to create a program that would let kids experience the excitement of the sport,” says Powell.


The deadline to sign up for this program is December 31th. Payments can be made over the phone or in person through the group sales office. A limited number of spots are available.

Participants can choose from two different packages:

  • $125 for the program with ski and snowboard rentals
  • $95 for the program (no rentals)

Students may rent helmets for $10 per session and ski bibs for $15 per session. The restaurant at the base lodge will be open until 8pm serving dinner and snacks.

For more info or to enroll in Wolf Ridge Ski Resort’s After School Program, call 1-800-817-4111.