October 2023

It’s hard to slow down and invest in what really matters. This Marriage Conference is a time to refocus and examine the biblical purpose of marriage. You will sit under biblical teaching, learn from the experiences of others, and spend quality time with your spouse. Every year, couples leave refreshed and motivated to continue abiding in Christ. We all aim to learn to pursue holiness better, follow Jesus, and love one another.

This is a great time of the year to be in the mountains at SWO as the leaves are usually at their best fall colors.

The conference begins on Friday with an evening session followed by a morning and evening session on Saturday, with breakout sessions and free time in the middle of the day. This conference offers on-campus housing or there are local rental options for off-campus housing. There will be on-campus recreation and several also there are a lot of off-campus activities that provide time to spend hanging out with your spouse. The conference will wrap up with a session on Sunday morning.

The 2023 dates and registration information will be announced as soon as possible. Click the button below to get an email notification as soon as registration is available. Contact us here if you have any questions; we’re glad to help.

Abiding Love

2023 Teaching Focus

We love because He first loved us. This truth is no clearer than in our marriages. We need to understand what the work of the Gospel has done in our lives and the life of our spouses. If we are going to live together in the love that God has called us to we need to see ourselves as loved by God, but just as importantly we need to see our spouse as someone loved by God as well. 

When we are able to see our spouse through the lens of God’s love for them He will change our hearts and transform our marriages. We know that if we are in Christ, then God no longer holds our sins against us. This applies to our spouses as well. If our spouse is in Christ, God no longer holds their sin against them as well. If we can adopt this perspective we can come closer to loving each other with the same love with which God has loved us.

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Marriage Conference Lodging Options:

1. Stay in the Snowbird cabins.

2. Reserve your lodging separately in the Andrews area.

“Much needed getaway which allowed us to focus on us without the everyday life distractions.”


“A Christ-centered time away from our kids is exactly what we needed for a break. Time to just focus on each other and our roles in our marriage.”


“The mountains, the hospitality, the worship, the teaching, the food, it was all leveraged for Him to speak clearly…life-changing. We’ll be back for more.”


2023 Marriage Conference Schedule

Schedule may change, check the Snowbird app for most current updates.


  • 5:00 pm – Arrival & Check-in
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner
  • 8:30 pm – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 10:00 pm – On-Campus Recreation, Snack Shack, SWO Underground, Fire


  • 8:30 am – Breakfast
  • 10:00 am – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 12:00 pm – Lunch
  • 1:00 pm – Recreation & Free time
  • 6:00 pm – Dinner
  • 8:00 pm – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 9:00 pm – Snack Shack, SWO Underground, Fire


  • 8:30 am – Breakfast
  • 10:00 am – Worship Service at North Campus
  • 11:15 am – Departure

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Snowbird Wilderness Outfitters exists to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ through the exposition of Scripture and personal relationships in order to equip the Church to impact this generation.

This Gospel-driven mission is what every one of our adult retreats is focused on.

Click here to learn more about our history and mission.

Or, jump into our published resources and session recordings to get a sample of the teaching you will be hearing at SWO.

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How do I register and prepare for arrival?

Click the button below to set up your Snowbird account and pay a small deposit to register your couple’s spot for the marriage conference. You can easily choose to register as a family or group. If you’re coming as a group then we’ll do our best to assign you rooms in the same cabin area.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out. Call us at 828.321.2210 or email us any time. We’re here to help!

What is the programming like at Snowbird?

This marriage conference includes solid biblical teaching, Gospel-focused worship, high-adventure recreation, and encouraging days with your better half. Don’t worry if you’re not the greatest thrill-seeker—there will be delicious food, beautiful scenery, and plenty of time away from the craziness of everyday life.

What recreation Is provided at the Marriage Conference?

The scheduled recreation includes our on-campus recreation options, like our climbing tower, aerial park, 3-man swing, and gun range. However, there are plenty of small-town mountain treasures to discover as well. You’ll have time to grab a quick hike on the Appalachian Trail, watch kayakers explore the Nantahala River, or check out one of the coffee shops in Andrews, Murphy, or Bryson City.

What type of housing is available?

We have over 14 cabins on our campus, divided by bedrooms for each group. They each provide twin-sized bunk beds, air conditioning, and heat. Our cleaning team takes great pride in keeping things clean but the buildings are simply functional. You’ll need to provide your own bedding, pillow and towels. The bathhouse is a short walk across the property.

View the Snowbird map here.

How do I add or drop additional spots to my group?

You can add additional couples to your group as long as the conference is not full. The best way to check the current capacity is to open your Snowbird Account and see if any remaining spots are open for the retreat. However, you’ll want only to register spots that you’re sure you’ll need. The deposit is non-refundable.

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