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We are very fortunate to have our very own club at Evergreen that allows students to learn alongside their peers. We love challenges, and skiing in Western North Carolina is a great way to challenge yourself! We put our focus on the natural beauty, adventure, and camaraderie of a ski trip, and in return we have an enormous amount of fun!
Who is eligible to go?
Evergreen 3rd – 8th grade students (and parents who plan to chaperone) are welcome to join this club. Parents who wish to bring their younger children can get approval – please speak to Jo Smith.
What are the club dates and times?
March 4th (pending resort still open)
March 11th (pending resort still open)
We leave Evergreen campus at 1:00 p.m. and return approximately 6:00 p.m. Many folks organize regular carpools to bypass returning to school and meet somewhere close to the family's home instead.
This is a great way to learn! Remember, everyone is a beginner at some point. Please keep in mind though - this is a large financial investment. I suggest trying it (on your own) before you commit to an entire season with the club. Purchase a lesson; it’s worth the money!
Why purchase a season pass?
Evergreen organizes the drivers and logistics to get our club to and from the mountain. Sometimes we have 70+ students and 15+ chaperones enjoying the slopes on a given club day. The season pass ensures that logistics are handled in advance and folks can immediately jump on the mountain upon arrival. In addition, many Evergreen groups go to the resort on Friday nights and snow days to make use of the pass. In order to be officially in the school sponsored club, students need to have a season pass purchased through Evergreen Community Charter School.
How do I sign up and when is registration due?
Fill out this form and send it to school in an envelope labeled "Jo Smith Ski and Snowboard Club". Place check(s) in the envelope for the season pass you wish to purchase or multiple passes:
mid-week season pass $130
unlimited season pass $230
The mid-week season pass allows skiing and snowboarding Monday-Friday night at 10 p.m. Certain dates are blocked off due to holiday crowds. Visit http://www.skiwolfridgenc.com/individual_rates.php and look at holiday dates for non-permitted days.
Forms are due by 6 p.m. on December 10 to Jo Smith.
What if I cannot afford a season pass?
If you cannot afford that commitment we suggest going as a family one day that the club is going. You can purchase individual passes and rentals right there at the mountain. You can still enjoy the slopes with Evergreen peers. Parents are required if you are not officially with the club.
Where should I go for equipment?
Students provide their own equipment for this club, and have benefitted from this advancement. For the past five years, students have invested in owning their gear and not renting from the resort. The time saved on the mountain is reason enough. Additionally, folks can work on tightening and adjusting at home and can come ready to ski or snowboard. Many families have discovered the timing lines up to winter holidays and can be a great gift for a student. Before you think about buying new equipment try looking on Craigslist, eBay, iWanna, etc. for used items. Ski Country Sports rents equipment for the entire season.
How can chaperones be helpful?
We need adults to help run this club. Please consider being a chaperone who drives kids and gear, stays in the lodge and/or enjoys the slopes. All of these jobs are necessary for the club to happen. To show our appreciation for monitoring students on the slopes, we can permit chaperones to purchase a season pass at the same discounted price. A chaperone benefitting from the season pass is someone who can be present on three or more club dates. Chaperones also help with organizing events and expanding the club opportunities.