Wolf Ridge is a ski area located in the state of North Carolina in USA. The resort is in the town of Mars Hill, NC.
Wolf Ridge is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Wolf Ridge. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Wolf Ridge's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Wolf Ridge around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Wolf Ridge Terrain Overview
Wolf Ridge has a total of 15 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Wolf Ridge is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 65 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 26 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.3 square kilometers.
Wolf Ridge's slopes see on average 65 inches (2.0 meters) of snowfall a year.
Wolf Ridge Elevation
Wolf Ridge has a summit elevation of 4,700 feet, or 1,432 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 4,000 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 700 feet (213 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Wolf Ridge's summit elevation is higher than average. There are a lot of ski slopes that are much higher than this one (some stretch to 12,000 feet!), but it is not small by any stretch of the imagination.
Wolf Ridge Difficulty Level
30.7out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Wolf Ridge has 65 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Wolf Ridge is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 27% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 73%.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Wolf Ridge good for beginners?
Wolf Ridge can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 73% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.
Wolf Ridge Location
Wolf Ridge is located in the state of North Carolina, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Mars Hill, NC.
Mars Hill, NC 28754 USA
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Getting to Wolf Ridge
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Wolf Ridge), its coordinates of 35.95400, -82.50000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Mars Hill, NC to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Wolf Ridge.
|Charlotte Douglas International Airport||CLT||Charlotte, NC||101 mi|
|Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport||ATL||Atlanta, GA||194 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Wolf Ridge.
|Asheville Regional Airport||AVL||Asheville, NC||36 mi|
|Tri-Cities Regional TN/VA Airport||TRI||Bristol/Johnson/Kingsport, TN||36 mi|
|Greenville Spartanburg International Airport||GSP||Greer, SC||75 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Wolf Ridge, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Wolf Ridge.
|Sugar Mountain||Banner Elk, NC||5,300 ft||33%||38 mi|
|Beech Mountain||Banner Elk, NC||5,505 ft||38%||39 mi|
|Cataloochee||Maggie Valley, NC||5,400 ft||28%||40 mi|
|Appalachian||Blowing Rock, NC||4,000 ft||34%||49 mi|
|Ober Gatlinburg||Galinburg, TN||3,300 ft||34%||62 mi|
|Sapphire Valley||Cashiers, NC||3,450 ft||15%||65 mi|
Wolf Ridge Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||4,700 ft|
|Base Elevation||4,000 ft|
|Vertical Drop||700 ft|
(27% Beginner, 60% Intermediate, 13% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||65 inches|