Students receive discounts at Wolf Mountain

Graphic by Autumn Mariano

Wolf Mountain Resort is offering discounts for students who show their student ID cards. From 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every Tuesday, students can get lift tickets for $20, and for $12 on Thursday nights, 4-9 p.m.

“It is a good ticket. It saves them $9, so I think it is very beneficial,” said Mardell Amundsen, Wolf Mountain night manager. “We get a lot of students that day, and there are a lot of college students who come. They come from Salt Lake, they come from Logan, and it’s a good beneficial thing.”

Thursday night’s discount is not only offered to Weber State University, but to students of all ages from all schools, giving WSU students the opportunity to meet students from nearby colleges.

“I think it’s awesome,” said Taylor Sahleen, WSU microbiology major. “It’s cool that we get a discount. What else do you do in the winter? Skiing is like the only real activity to do at the time. It’s cool that we get a discount at Wolf Mountain with our student ID cards because it saves money, and we are already paying a lot of money for school.”

On Tuesday, students who attend WSU — or who are graduated as long, as they still have an ID card — can get the discount. This is not offered with any other discounts running on that day.

“We are very excited to partner with Weber State,” said Debi McEntire, Wolf Mountain sales director. “. . . We think this is a great outlet for Weber State students to come take a break and have some fun and get some exercise. Wolf Mountain offers 110 ski-able acres and the largest night skiing area in the state of Utah.”

Wolf Mountain offers terrain for all skill levels. It has three lifts and 23 different trails. The view from the top of the mountain spans Ogden Valley. Pineview Reservoir is visible from the lift.

“I think it is a great opportunity to keep it affordable so students can come up and have a night to ski,” said Marla Rawlings, Wolf Mountain snow sports director. “We have done everything we can to keep this inexpensive for the students and would love to have them come up and spend some time with us. It gives them the opportunity to get out and get some fresh air and exercises while enjoying themselves.”

Wolf Mountain offers a terrain park for adrenaline junkies who enjoy improving their tricks. On Friday nights, it offers a rail jam and slope competition, open to all ages. Anyone who signs up to compete gets a $16 lift ticket.

The Ogden Valley Ski Foundation uses Wolf Mountain for training. Members can often be seen during race time, running their course right below the lift.

After a long day of skiing or boarding, students can get a homemade pizza from the newly renovated lodge.

“I think it’s a great discount that allows students to ski or board for a reasonable price,” said Haylee Ross, WSU freshman. “I have never skied before, but because of this discount, it makes me want to get out and learn how, because it’s less expensive than before.”