conference travel


Advancing the Professionalism of Outdoor Leaders:  February 9-11, 2022

YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly
84 Blue Ridge Assembly Dr.
Black Mountain, NC 28711


Air Travel

There are accessible airports near Blue Ridge Assembly.

The closest airport to Blue Ridge Assembly is Asheville Regional Airport (AVL).

The next nearest airport is Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP).

The next nearest airport is Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT).

Ground Transportation

  • Grady Co Transportation Services is recommended by YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly for airport shuttles.
  • Uber and Lyft also service the Blue Ridge Assembly.
  • Utilize  the "Carpooling" Discussion Topic on the Whova app.  Get Whova Now.
  • The conference site is a 25-minute drive from hotels and the communities of Asheville, NC.

Local Driving Directions

Getting to the YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly is convenient and easy. Located in the heart of Western North Carolina, just 2 miles off Interstate 40, the Blue Ridge Assembly is approximately fifteen miles east of Asheville.

  • Note: Maps and many GPS units will use the address “84 Blue Ridge Assembly Road, Black Mountain, NC.”
  • You can get directions from the West, East, North, and South from the YMCA website:

Parking at Blue Ridge Assembly

Free self parking is available. Drivers are encouraged to consider local weather and road conditions when committing to using personal travel.

Additional Information: Weather

The Blue Ridge Mountains in February are typically cool and a little wet. You can see more about the historical data on this page.

This beautiful season provides many outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, mountain biking, and star-gazing. You may bring your own equipment or YMCA equipment may be available for rent during the conference for use on their extensive trail system. We recommend bringing warm layers for your stay at Blue Ridge Assembly, including warm, sturdy boots as there will likely be precipitation and rugged terrain.

Wilderness Education Association, Inc.
151 NC Highway 9, Ste B
Black Mountain, NC 28711

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