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Ski and Snowboard Club
We updated this page on 11/28 to reflect the new deadline. Cataloochee didn't open for the season until just this past weekend, so we extended the sign-up period to Thursday, December 7th at 9AM.
Evergreen’s Ski and Snowboard Club will be returning once again to the legendary Cataloochee Ski Area in Maggie Valley! This page is now fully updated for the 2024 club and the 23-24 Cataloochee season.
Questions? Ethan Rhodus is the Club Coordinator. email@example.com
Let's get started:
If you are planning to sign up for Ski and Snowboard club, please do not sign up for other Monday EverAfter Winter Clubs. Your child(ren) will need to be registered for EverAfter to sign up for the Ski & Snowboard Club.
The Ski and Snowboard Club is $390. This cost includes a Cataloochee weekday/night season pass for the 23/24 Cataloochee Season
Because of the 1 p.m. start time, and our agreement with Cataloochee, this club is only open to current Evergreen students.
Interested in buying Cataloochee season passes but not joining the club? Or in buying passes for other household members not taking part in the club? Skip to the bottom of this page.
While only Evergreen students can be in the club, any member of the household is eligible for the group rate season pass.
Due to changes from Cataloochee, they are no longer offering us the option to buy Limited and Unlimited passes in a group purchase. They still offer these passes directly through their website or in person at their full value price.
Who is eligible to go?
Evergreen third to eighth 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 Ethan Rhodus. For kids in Kindergarten, First, or Second grade who want to join, a parent MUST accompany the child to the slopes each and every club session.
What are the costs?
$390 (includes 5 club meetings in January and February, plus the Weekday/Night season pass to Cataloochee)
Weekday/night passes can be used any non-holiday, M-F day or twilight, all nights (including holidays) after 5pm.
Holiday dates this year are Nov 22-25, Dec 18-Jan 1, Jan 12-15, and Feb 16-19
Parents can get a $60 discount club fees by committing to be part of the carpooling effort on at least three of the planned club dates. They can also purchase their own season pass for $275
Students that already have Cataloochee passes, or that plan to purchase their own, can join the club for a cost of $150.
For interested skiers, lessons are available on a per-person basis and will be coordinated weekly by Ethan. Evergreen will take care of payment at the mountain, with fees being passed on to parents through MyPaymentsPlus.
What are the club dates and times?
The club always starts in January. This year's dates: January 8th, 22nd, 29th, February 5th and 12th. Potential make-up dates are March 4th and 11th. We leave Evergreen campus shortly after 1:00pm, get off the slopes at 4:30pm and return by approximately 6:00pm. Many folks organize regular carpools to bypass returning to school and meet somewhere close to the family's home instead.
Before you commit to an entire season:
Please be certain you are fully invested in this. If your child will be a first-time skier or snowboarder, we recommend that, after their season pass has been purchased, you take them up to the slope to get their feet wet–Cataloochee offers lessons!
What gear do I need?
The club requires students to provide and wear their own gear. This includes a ski/snowboard helmet, gear (either skis or snowboard/bindings), their personal season pass, and appropriate clothing. Club participants keep these through the season. Please know that this club can be an expensive one, but there are certainly ways to make it more affordable. See below for affordability and equipment questions.
This club also requires additional parent chaperones in order to make it all happen safely and smoothly and we are looking for folks to join our Flow Management Team. We NEED adult chaperones to 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 are permitted a limited number of season passes at the same discounted price for our chaperones, and we will also apply a $60 discount on the club fees at the time of sign up. A chaperone is someone who can be present on three or more club dates. Chaperoning does not require the purchase of a pass, though having extra adults on the mountain does help! Chaperones also help with organizing events and expanding the club opportunities. By being a chaperone, you are also becoming a member of the Flow Management Team which helps make our Evergreen Adventure Program happen. We like to highlight and honor these members throughout the year in a variety of ways.
(NOTE: If early sign-ups yield a high turnout on chaperones in relation to club participants, we may put a cap on additional chaperones.)
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 (but please do supervise your child if you do that–if they aren’t in the club, we’re not watching them!)
Why purchase a season pass?
To be officially in the school sponsored club, students need to have a season pass purchased through Evergreen. 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--that pass really is good all season, not just our club dates!
*You know it’s an El Niño year, right?
Ready for irony? If there is enough inclement weather** forecasted for the mountain roads, we cannot promote families to drive in risky conditions. On these Mondays, expect us to not officially run as a club. Make-up sessions will be scheduled if possible, but there is no guarantee. Families that are affected by a day-of cancellation (after 9AM) are welcome to stay in EverAfter for the day, free of charge. If sessions are missed due to weather, we can make them up on either of the two scheduled makeup days. But remember, that season pass is good regardless of whether or not Evergreen's club is going!
**You know it’s an El Niño year, right?
How do I sign up and when is the deadline?
The Ski & Snowboard sign up form is here, which will be available by 5PM Friday November 17th. To sign up for the club, participating students must be registered for EverAfter for the 2023-2024 school year. The sign up window for the club begins November 17th and ends at 9AM December, 7th.
The sign-up form offers three options for the club:
Sign at least one child up for EverAfter Ski & Snowboard Club BUT NOT purchase additional Cataloochee passes
Sign at least one child up for EverAfter Ski & Snowboard club AND ALSO buy other Cataloochee season passes for other family members
Sign at least one child up for the EverAfter Ski & Snowboard Club, but use the passes we already have
The amount due will be quoted on the Ski & Snowboard Club Sign-up Form. One payment to cover all Ski & Snowboard Club fees and any additional season passes is due NO LATER THAN 12PM THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7th. This is payable in MyPaymentsPlus under Events and Activities. (If the payment needs to be split between two or more people, the form will walk you through that).
Please note: We are only permitted to make one transaction to Cataloochee–no early passes and no late registrations. Passes will be purchased December 8th, with a view towards being redeemable at Cataloochee by Monday, December 11th. After 12PM December 7th, changes or refunds cannot be guaranteed. Sign-up confirmations will be sent out automatically upon submission of the sign up form. Payment confirmations will be posted in payments history in MyPaymentsPlus. However, because season passes will be purchased by Evergreen, all of your Evergreen accounts must be up to date. We cannot buy passes for anyone that owes the school money for other things!
Where should I go for equipment?
Students provide their own equipment for this club. While renting from Cataloochee is possible, it is discouraged because it takes away a lot of time from actually being on the mountain. Additionally, kids who have their own can work on tightening and adjusting at home and can come ready to ski or snowboard. Equipment can be expensive though, so before you think about buying new equipment try looking on Craigslist, eBay, iWanna, etc. for used items. Ski Country Sports rents skis for the entire season, and has great discounts if you are purchasing this year.
Ski Country Sports (in Asheville) discounts
This discount is available for Evergreen students in the club and Evergreen staff. We'll share the roster with Ski Country Sports after signups have closed to redeem the discounted rates:
(and make sure to thank Craig and his staff for their support of our program!)
These are last year’s prices–prices for 23-24 are still TBD
$135 junior season ski rental (based on shoe size 6.5 and smaller)
$180 junior season snowboard rental
$195 junior season performance ski rental (upgraded skis and boots)
$195 adult season ski rental
$275 adult season performance ski rental
Want a sweet deal on season passes but don't want to join the club?
You may use the sign-up form and choose “sign up for Cataloochee season passes but not take part in the club.”
Night/Weekday passes through Evergreen are $300.
This group rate is only available to current Evergreen students and their immediate families and household members.
Limited and Unlimited passes are not being offered by the Cataloochee group rate this year–they can be parched individually and directly from Cataloochee.