Winterplace Ski Resort in West Virginia

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Hitting the Slopes at Winterplace Ski Resort in West Virginia

By Trish Mann

Are you looking for a getaway to shake off those winter blues? Winterplace Ski Resort in West Virginia is the place to be. The adventure doesn’t stop just because the temperature drops. The fun is just beginning.

Voted #1 best place to learn to ski in the Southeast, Winterplace offers skiing, snowboarding, and tubing all winter long with the help of snow machines and the weather. Conveniently located five minutes off I77, the ski resort is located in Ghent, West Virginia, on Flat Top Mountain.

 

There is fun for all ages and experience levels on more than 90 acres of pristine West Virginia terrain. Twenty-seven slopes provide an assortment of trails for easy, moderate, and advanced skill levels.

If you like to take things up a notch, the terrain park offers snowboards and skiers a chance to show off some tricks, take some air and practice some rotation moves. All ages enjoy challenging themselves to take their experience to the next level.

If skiing or boarding is not your thing, Winterplace is home to the largest snow tubing park in the state, with up to 14 lanes of fun and excitement.

Children must be 44 inches or taller to enjoy the tubes, but when weather permits, there is a kiddie snow tubing park for kids under 44 inches.

Winterplace is the perfect destination for a youth group. The resort has an onsite rental shop for all your winter gear, a food court to keep the energy going for more fun in the snow, and The Snowdrift Lounge to unwind after a busy day on the slopes.

The Cabins at Winterplace can accommodate up to 15 guests and includes breakfast the following day.

While you are in the area, don’t just stop at skiing. There is so much to do you will want to plan a few days to take it all in.

I bet you thought winter was just for skiing. Not in West Virginia, just down the road, you will find mountain bike trails open year-round. Arrowhead Bike Farm can help you plan this adventure.

 

The New River Gorge Bridge is less than an hour from Winterplace Ski Resort and offers exciting things to do all year round. The National Park and Preserve of West Virginia is a valuable resource for hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities within the New River Gorge Park. The Canyon Rim Visitor Center is open year-round and has a boardwalk that provides extensive views of the New River Gorge Bridge.

Each season breathes a new life into the forest of West Virginia, and every visit is an opportunity to experience something new. Nearby is Adventures on the Gorge for those who like to spread their wings. The Timber Trek adventures will get your adrenaline pumping as you become one with nature and the forest on one of the nation’s longest ziplines.

But the fun doesn’t stop there. Horseback riding, rappelling, exploring abandoned areas, there is so much to do you will want to bring your friends.

Not everyone appreciates the appeal of a crisp winter day surrounded by nature’s chilly embrace. Smaller crowds mean activities are less crowded, and lodging costs are often lower in the winter months, making it the perfect time to take that getaway you need

The Resort at Glade Springs sits on 4100 acres in the Appalachian Mountains. Everything you could want is at the resort. They offer year-round activities, including golf, a full-service spa, bowling, and swimming. A free shuttle is available to take you to Winterplace Ski Resort.

Sitting right across from Winterplace is Skyline Lodge, where guests can enjoy a lake view from a 3,600-square-foot deck and an onsite pub and grill. The menu is a rotating array of seasonal delights, often with live music.

If a cabin sounds more inviting, just twelve miles from Winterplace is the Cabins at Pine Haven. Whether traveling alone or with a family, Pine Haven will make you feel welcome. They offer cabins, tree houses, and a lodge for bigger groups. All cabins include a fireplace and a hot tub to relax after a day on the slopes.  You won’t find a better place to roast a marshmallow and enjoy a cup of hot cocoa after a day in the refreshing winter air.

. The rugged wildness of West Virginia is more than just an image in a photo. It is an adventure that will bring you back time and time again. Whether you enjoy skiing, mountain biking, hiking through the majestic beauty of the mountains, or simply warming by a fire in a mountain cabin, West Virginia has it waiting for you this winter.

Winterplace Ski Resort in West Virginia

 

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