Future Student Ski and Ride Weekend

January 24–26, 2020

Hit the slopes! Visit our campus and Beech Mountain Resort as you explore our Ski Industry Business and Instruction minor and the Ski and Snowboard Team.

Schedule of Events


6–8 p.m.
Ski and Snowboard Team Meet and Greet with Head Coach Aaron Maas
Bodegas Kitchen and Wine Bar

6–9 p.m.
Beech Mountain Concert: Mamma Molasses (optional)


8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
Ski and Snowboard Team Home Race: USCSA Southeast Competition
Ski and Ride at Beech Mountain

Noon–2 p.m.
Chair Lift Chat with ORM Program Coordinator Dr. Katie Wall

2–3:30 p.m.
Lees-McRae College Information Session and Tour of Beech Mountain Satellite Classroom
with Vice President for Enrollment Management Kevin Phillips


8:30–9:30 a.m.
Breakfast with the Dean of Business and Management
Banner Elk Café and Lodge

10–11 a.m.
Learn about Outdoor Recreation Management, Ski Industry Business and Instruction, Cycling Studies, Wilderness Medicine, and Business Administration
Shelton Learning Commons, Lees-McRae College

Noon–5 p.m.
Ski and Snowboard Team Home Race: Rail Jam Competition
Ski and Ride at Beech Mountain

If you can't make it for the full weekend, that's okay! We'd still love to see you. On the registration form, you'll have the option to choose which days/events you will attend.

Ski Industry Business and Instruction Minor

Lees-McRae offers a Ski Industry Business and Instruction minor within the Outdoor Recreation Management (ORM) major. The only minor of its kind in the Southeast and only the third on the East Coast, you’ll gain the diverse skills needed for employment and success in the ski industry. Lees-McRae partners with nearby Beech Mountain Resort, a short 10 minute drive from campus, at their satellite classroom to provide students with a truly unique and innovative academic experience.

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Ski and Snowboard Team

The team travels all over the South and Mid-Atlantic regions competing in 16 different disciplines at several resorts each year.

  • The team qualified for nationals the last four years, with seven top 10 team finishes.
  • Three members of the team were conference champions in 2019.
  • The team is a member of the Southeast Conference in the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association (USCSA).
  • Lees-McRae is an affiliate member of the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA).
  • Athletic scholarships are available to team members.

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Top photo courtesy of Beech Mountain Resort.