Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort 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 pass 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 with with Wolf Ridge Ski Resort.

Wolf Ridge Lodging:

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort 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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Wolf Ridge's slopes see on average 65 inches (26 cm) of snowfall a year.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
65(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
65"(26 cm)

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort Elevation

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
4,700'(1,432 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
700'(213 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
4,000'(1,219 m)

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
30.7out of 100
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Wolf Ridge can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. 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 ski level.


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.

Skiiable Area 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%.
27%(18 acres)

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.

Blue Square
60%(39 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
13%(8 acres)

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 Ski Resort 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 Ski Resort Location

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort is located in the state of North Carolina, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Mars Hill, NC.

Mars Hill, NC 28754 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
35.95400, -82.50000

Getting to Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Wolf Ridge Ski Resort), 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 Ski Resort.

Charlotte Douglas International AirportCLTCharlotte, NC101 mi
Hartsfield-Jackson International AirportATLAtlanta, GA194 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 AirportAVLAsheville, NC36 mi
Tri-Cities Regional TN/VA AirportTRIBristol/Johnson/Kingsport, TN36 mi
Greenville Spartanburg International AirportGSPGreer, SC75 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Wolf Ridge Ski Resort, 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 Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Sugar MountainBanner Elk, NC5,300 ft33%38 mi
Beech MountainBanner Elk, NC5,505 ft38%39 mi
CataloocheeMaggie Valley, NC5,400 ft28%40 mi
AppalachianBlowing Rock, NC4,000 ft34%49 mi
Ober GatlinburgGalinburg, TN3,300 ft34%62 mi
Sapphire ValleyCashiers, NC3,450 ft15%65 mi

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation4,700 ft
Base Elevation4,000 ft
Vertical Drop700 ft
(27% Beginner,  60% Intermediate,  13% Expert)
Skiable Acres65
Avg. Annual Snowfall65 inches
Wolf Ridge Ski Resort Mountain Stats