Wolf Ridge Ski Resort, Mars Hill

#5 of 9 in Winter Sports in North Carolina
Ski Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort is a ski area in the eastern United States in western North Carolina, near Mars Hill. Five miles (8 km) from Interstate 26, it has fifteen ski slopes and trails, with four of the slopes rated for beginners, nine 'intermediate', and only two as 'advanced'. With a top elevation of 4,600 feet (1,402 m) above sea level, Wolf Ridge has a maximum vertical drop of 700 feet (213 m). The slopes are accessed by two carpet lifts two chairlifts: one quad chair and one double chair.

Typical of North Carolina ski areas, Wolf Ridge relies primarily on snowmaking for its slopes. As of January 2013, Wolf Ridge has been under new management.

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  • Never been snow skiing and wanted to give it a shot. I felt this was a perfect spot for 1st timers. We took the hour group lessons ($25-) and they reviewed the basics of what you need to get going...  more »
  • This was my girls first time skiing. They did an exceptional job! We will def be back. We arrived very early. Every staff member was very friendly and in a good mood. It wasn’t overly crowded so I...  more »
  • Not a bad ski resort. A little run down, but still fun. Cheapest lift tickets you’ll find.
  • Our Youth Group was there today, and I was the Keeper of the Stuff. Dodge is a gentleman that works there. He made sure I was comfortable as I sat in front of the fireplace and watched TV for the hours we were there. Met a lot of nice people too. The Youth had fun skiing, snowboarding, tubing. A suggestion though, put the tubing near the skiing/ snowboarding, so a vehicle is not required to go from one place to the other.

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