Wolf Ridge Ski Resort. You can "Ski the Wolf" at Wolf Ridge Ski Resort, about 30 miles north of Asheville. There are 14 ski runs, four ski lifts, a rustic lodge, and cabin rentals. Snowboarding and tubing are also offered. Keep in mind that milder winters have impacted ski resorts in the South, including Wolf Ridge, which sometimes closes for a time even in January and February. 578 Valley View Circle, Mars Hill, North Carolina, 28754. 828/689–4111; Lift tickets from $26. Open Dec.–early Mar. (depending on weather).