Library to the Lift: Wolf Mountain
Wolf Mountain's Winter Semester Survival Guide
As a college student in Ogden, the typical daily grind consists of textbooks, testing centers and maybe a couple hearty blocks of Ramen because let's face it, money's tight and time is precious for students these days. Many college-goers have put their skis or snowboards away for an undetermined amount of time due to financial limitations and scheduling woes. While sacrifices must be made throughout college, Wolf Mountain Resort's affordable student deals and 9am to 9pm shred schedule will ensure your time on the slopes is not one of them.
From Weber State University's Ogden campus, you can make it to Wolf Mountain in about the same amount of time it takes to find a place to park and walk to class. Now, I'm not saying you should skip class for some powder time, but after engaging in the ever-enraging parking war and sitting through a lecture, you're within a few minutes' reach of some quality shredding, and I'd say you've earned it. Spend a few smooth minutes through the curves of Ogden Canyon and you'll have the peaks of Wolf Mountain in your sights, along with your post-class cool down. Wolf Mountain has ample parking throughout the season to save you and yours from the stress of packed lots. If worrying about a school schedule was your reason behind abandoning your board or skis, save the sweat for the slopes. Wolf Mountain offers 22 runs open from 9am to 9pm Monday through Saturday and 9am to 4pm Sundays. There over 110 acres waiting to be explored; varying in difficulty from beginner to well-experienced. Of that powdery 110, they have designated over 20 acres throughout the mountain to terrain parks to satisfy your jib and jump hunger. Wolf Mountain offers the largest night riding opportunity in Utah with 100% of their mountain playground illuminated after dark. This makes surviving the semester that much easier for many of Ogden Valley's college students who have schedules that take up their daylight hours.
Wolf Mountain not only makes their resort experience more accessible, but more affordable as well. Adult day passes only cost $32 and adult night passes $29. With student Thursdays, that cost a shallow $12 for a night pass when you present your student ID, this resort understands the budget limitations college skiers and snowboarders face throughout the season. For the more avid student riders, Wolf Mountain offers a student season pass for $235. With that offer for students, they have decided to take it a step further and offer a student spouse season pass for $250 to the partners of student riders. If you're a student, you're married and you both ski or snowboard, a pair of season passes at Wolf Mountain and a couple fresh-off-the-grill burgers in their lodge just might fulfill your date nights for the rest of winter. Consider it an adventurous investment in your happiness; couples who shred together, stay together.
Lastly, if the time you spend slicing up the powder as a paying rider isn't enough for you, Wolf Mountain is searching for part-time and full-time skiers and snowboarders to come work for their resort this winter. Flexible scheduling and extra mountain-time could be the solution to your school induced ski drought and it's an enjoyable way to make some money to pay for those horrifyingly expensive textbooks you love so much.
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