NC Areas Served:  Asheville, Barnardsville, Black Mountain, Cashiers, Charlotte, Columbus, Franklin, Hendersonville,  Highlands, Lake Lure, Marion, Morganton, Murphy, Rutherfordton, Saluda, Tryon, Waynesville, Weaverville, Wilmington

Other Areas Served: Charleston SC, Landrum SC, Travelers Rest SC, Dillard GA, Largo FL, Ocala FL

Note:

If you don't see your area please contact us, we may be willing to travel or add it to our locations…

SMART Homeschool Testing

SMART Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 2077

Skyland, NC 28776

© 2020 Smoky Mountain Academic Resources & Training

RIDERSCHOICE

Riderschoice is a Homeschool Ski and Snowboard Club / Group offering Homeschool Ski and Snowboard Discounts at Ski Resorts in the Mountains of Western North Carolina.

 

Opening day at Beech Mountain Ski Resort will be sometime in mid-November - the Closing day will be sometime in mid-March 2020 (weather permitting). Please check the Beech Mountain website (https://www.beechmountainresort.com)  for open ski dates, ski and slope conditions.  No Riderschoice skiing or boarding Dec. 21st - Jan. 1st during the Christmas Holiday.

Bring your homeschool family to Beech Mountain Ski Resort during the 2019 - 2020 ski season any Mon. - Fri. non-holiday time and receive the wonderful homeschool discount!  Make sure you register with Riderschoice at least three days in advance by completing the form below for each ski/snowboard participant. Glenna Toney, the Riderschoice Coordinator, will make sure your reservation is processed with Beech Mountain.

 Lift tickets good from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm for a day ticket or 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm for a twilight ticket. Ski and Board day or night for the same low price! Please confirm with Beech Mountain that night skiing is open.

 

$30 per skier/snowboarder which includes, lift ticket, equipment rental, and beginner lesson if desired. 

$20 per skier/snowboarder who has their own equipment and does not want a lesson.

Scheduled Ski Dates for Beech:

(weather permitting) Mon. - Fri. non-holidays, you must register 3 days in advance by 8 PM

 

Please note that you will not be able to just show up at Beech and be part of the Riderschoice group deal! Glenna Toney is coordinating at Beech and Riderschoice dates are posted. Advanced registration is required.

 

Make plans with your family. This rate is only open to homeschoolers (including parents), their families (Including grown children). Bring proof of homeschooling and present it to Beech Mountain Group Sales upon check-in.

 

 If you register for a ski/board date, Riderschoice and Beech Mnt. are expecting you to show up. If for some reason anyone in your group/family can't make the date you sign up for, please contact Group Sales ASAP (800-438-2093)! Our discount rate depends on the number of participants! So be sure to keep Group Sales up-to-date on any changes in your group/family numbers.

 

All skiers/boarders need to arrive at Beech Mountain Group Sales between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. PLEASE, get your money together and have ONE person in your family, carload or group bring your money to Group Sales to facilitate getting your lift tickets and rental forms in a timely manner.

Scheduled Ski Dates for Beech:

(weather permitting) Mon. - Fri. non-holidays, you must register 3 days in advance by 8 PM

2019

Monday, Nov. 25th

Tuesday, Nov. 26th

Wednesday, Nov. 27th

Thursday, Nov. 28th

Friday, Nov. 29th

Monday, Dec. 2nd

Tuesday, Dec. 3rd

Wednesday, Dec. 4th

Thursday, Dec. 5th

Friday, Dec. 6th

Monday, Dec. 9th

Tuesday, Dec. 10th

Wednesday, Dec. 11th

Thursday, Dec. 12th

Friday, Dec. 13th

Monday, Dec. 16th

Tuesday, Dec. 17th

Wednesday, Dec. 18th

Thursday, Dec. 19th

Friday, Dec. 20th

2020

Thursday, Jan. 2nd

Friday, Jan. 3rd

Monday, Jan. 6th

Tuesday, Jan. 7th

Wednesday, Jan. 8th

Thursday, Jan. 9th

Friday, Jan. 10th

Monday, Jan. 13th

Tuesday, Jan. 14th

Wednesday, Jan. 15th

Thursday, Jan. 16th

Friday, Jan. 17th

Tuesday, Jan. 21st

Wednesday, Jan. 22nd

Thursday, Jan. 23rd

Friday, Jan. 24th

Monday, Jan. 27th

Tuesday, Jan. 28th

Wednesday, Jan. 29th

Thursday, Jan. 30th

Friday, Jan. 31st

Monday, Feb. 3rd

Tuesday, Feb. 4th

Wednesday, Feb. 5th

Thursday, Feb. 6th

Friday, Feb. 7th

Monday, Feb. 10th

Tuesday, Feb. 11th

Wednesday, Feb.  12th

Thursday, Feb. 13th

Friday, Feb. 14th

Tuesday, Feb. 18th

Wednesday, Feb. 19th

Thursday, Feb. 20th

Friday, Feb. 21st

Monday, Feb. 24th

Tuesday, Feb. 25th

Wednesday, Feb. 26th

Thursday, Feb. 27th

Friday, Feb. 28th

Monday, March 2nd

Tuesday, March 3rd

Wednesday, March 4th

Thursday, March 5th

Friday, March 6th

Additional dates may be added weather permitting.  Please check back here often for additional ski dates.  Please email Glenna Toney,

riderschoice@smarttesting.net or (828-775-7949) with questions regarding Riderschoice.

Beech Riderschoice Rules:

 

Homeschool Community:

 

Welcome to Riderschoice! We just have a few items to go over before you get started!

 

Skiing/Boarding at this low rate is a privilege. So....

 

This special rate is open to the homeschool community (students, parents, and family members).

 

Riderschoice (homeschool community) must arrive during designated ski/board dates and times to get this special rate. 

 

Please don't openly advertise or brag about this rate to others either on the slopes or elsewhere. Be thankful and discreet.

 

Picnic lunches are allowed only in the group sales office or outside near the ice-skating rink (no coolers, crock pots, or containers larger than lunch box size).

 

No boards or skies in the building!

 

Riderschoice expects to leave a positive image with the staff of Beech Mnt.! Please follow all slope rules! Clean up after yourself, don't leave trash around the tables. Speak to employees with respect.

 

If you have major problems contact Glenna Toney or Group Sales.

 

On all rental forms list your group as Riderschoice

 

Beech and Riderschoice strongly encourage beginners and less experienced skiers and riders to take a lesson (it is included in your package).

 

Helmets are strongly encouraged for your safety and are available on first come first serve and are included in your rental package!

 

Put lift ticket in a visible location and on clothing that you are going to wear all day.

 

At the end of the ski season, we want Beech Mnt. to be happy to invite the homeschool community back again next year! So, please put your best foot forward! We want to be known as the best group to visit the mountain!

 

Be Safe and Have a Great Time!

 

Riderschoice Coordinator, Glenna Toney