Sadly, there is no real Charlotte Homeschool Ski Club, but there are plenty of options to take your homeschoolers skiing in North Carolina. If you are like me, who likes to both save money and avoid the weekend crowds, then this page is for you! Skiing during the week, instead of the weekend is much more enjoyable, because there are rarely lift lines, and there are plenty of opportunities to save money on lift tickets.

Here are a list of NC ski mountains that offer special deals:

Appalachian Ski Mountain - This is my kids favorite mountain, and is also the closest! It's a great mountain to learn to ski on. Appalachian has what are called "Homeschool Days" . On special days, there is a low price for lift tickets, rentals and a lesson. What I like about Appachian is that they offer an 8 hour flex pass. It starts when you buy the lift ticket. This means that if you leave the house at 9 AM and arrive at 11 AM, you can ski for 8 hours. At other places, you are stuck skiing 9-5.

Here are the homeschool days (updated for 2016): January - 7, 12, 27-28, February - 3, 10-11, 23-24, March - 1-2, 10, 15-16, 23-24

The price is $21 for skiers and $29 for Snowboarders.

Call or E-mail at least one week in advance to make a reservation.

Appalachian Ski Mountain
940 Ski Mountain Rd
Blowing Rock, NC 28605
(828) 295-7828

Beech Mountain - This is my favorite North Carolina ski mountain. It has the high speed lift to the top of the mountain, along with some challenging terrain. Last year they had a deal where you could ski for around $20, if you give them 3 days advanced notice and provide proof of homeschooling. We went there once last year, and enjoyed the visit. I haven't heard about any deals for this year, yet, but I'll post something as soon as I hear.

One interesting special that they have is: "On snow days, students & teachers from closed K-12 schools ski for just $15; ski rentals are also just $15!"

Beech Mountain Resort
1007 Beech Mountain Pkwy
Beech Mountain, NC 28604
(828) 387-2011

Cataloochie - This resort is west of Asheville, in Maggie Valley. I hope to make it here this year as well. Homeschool Days Begin January 6. Beginning Tuesday, January 6 and continuing every Tuesday during day skiing, homeschoolers get special rates on lift tickets, lessons and rentals when presenting their Homeschool credentials at our Ticket Center on the lower level of the lodge. No signup required. Lift ticket rates are $20 per person and lift, lesson and ski or snowboard rental rates are $45. Lift and rental only are $30. Come out and join your friends!

Cataloochee Ski Area
1080 Ski Lodge Rd
Maggie Valley, NC 28751
(828) 926-0285

Wolf Ridge : - I was here last year. I liked it, but my wife didn't like how the lodge was a little run down.

They have the following specials: 2 For Tuesday - Buy 1 Lift Ticket, Get 1 Free.
Women's Wednesday - 1/2 Price Lift Tickets For All Ladies
College Night (Thursday night) - $15 Lift Tickets With Student ID
Home Schoolers (Tues-Thurs):
- $20 Full Day Lift Ticket
- $11 Half Day Lift Ticket
- $9 Ski Rental
- $15 Snowboard Rental

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

Winterplace - This ski resort is in West Virginia, just across the state line off of I-77. I've never been there, but I hope to make it this year.

For those dedicated to a single day of the week, they have a "Pick a Day pass". You can pick a day of the week and ski from 3PM-10PM for 5 days for $106 with lessons on that particular day

Special Homeschool Packages - Let us help you plan your next Homeschool Winter Field Trip! Call 800-607-SNOW (7669), Ext 401 and speak to a Winterplace representative about the special homeschool discounted group package pricing and learn how to receive FREE Ski Packages for your group of 15 or more.

Winterplace Ski Resort
Ghent, WV 25843
(304) 787-3221

Notice one of the resorts is missing? Yes, Sugar Mountain really doesn't have many specials. They seem to be the most popular ski resort in NC, so they don't give specials... I might try to contact them for a group rate, but I think that's about it...

Questions? Contact I'll do my best to answer them.

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