WINTER & SKI RETREATS

Winter SWO: Jesus in the Gospel of John

Every Gospel account gives us a different picture of Jesus, each with its own emphasis. What we see in the Gospel of John is a theologically rich, emotionally charged picture of Jesus Christ as the Creator God of the Old Testament. If we are going to take this seriously then we cannot allow ourselves to be influenced into believing that Jesus was simply a “good moral teacher”. Instead, we must see Him as God and worthy of worship. 

Whether you choose to ski or to focus on our on-campus activities, please join us as we challenge students with the Gospel of Jesus Christ!


Dec. 28-30 / Dec. 28-31, 2020

Jan. 1-3 / Jan. 1-4, 2021

Jan. 15-17 / Jan. 15-18, 2021

Feb. 12-14 / Feb. 12-15, 2021

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2 and 3-night retreats are available for each date.


$150 (2-night non-ski retreat)
$220 (2-night ski retreat)
$210 (3-night non-ski retreat)
$280 (3-night ski retreat)

“I love the depth in the word that is preached and the investment in our students lives, that’s what makes the weekend.” – Andy

“There is nowhere else that I know of that has teaching as sound and equips staff to engage students on such a personal level.” – Ryan

“The Scriptures were exposited in a way that the students could understand and keep up with, while also not watering down the text at all. The Gospel saturated every bit of the teaching and worship.” – JT

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The Details

Planning a youth ministry ski trip can be overwhelming. Planning food, lodging, and a worship band leave little room to build relationships. We drop the logistical hassle by partnering with student pastors to reach their goals. Whether you choose to ski or enjoy our ropes course on-campus, your students will build relationships that point to Christ. We will plan everything for you, so you can enjoy the weekend.

Our staff are passionate about leading fantastic recreation experiences and Gospel-driven discipleship. Small group leaders will partner with your church on a close staff to student ratio, ensuring plenty of time to process the teaching they sit under.

Winter SWO Conferences

Winter SWO conferences include teaching, worship, meals, lodging, recreation, and small groups. For students groups who are not skiing, we have a top-notch ropes course available, with cable swings, zip-line, and four-sided climbing tower. Snowbird also houses a paintball course, archery tag, and gun range. You can learn more and view photos on the recreation page.

Ski Retreats (optional addition)

We typically ski during afternoon and evening at Cataloochee Ski Area. Ski retreats include accommodations, worship and teaching sessions, on-campus recreation, lift ticket and ski rentals. In the past, several churches have preferred one night of skiing combined with one full afternoon of on-campus recreation.