How to win at winter: extra perks this snowy seasonFebruary 11, 2016
Yes, you can enjoy a mild winter AND all the fun of the snow, at the same time.
Winterplace has the largest, most dependable snow making system in the Southeast, so the warmer weather we’ve all been reveling in hasn’t halted the fun from sweeping down their slopes.
“This winter’s been warm, but we’ve been able to take advantage,” said Tom Wagner, executive VP of the winter wonderland. “Just because it’s not in your front yard doesn’t mean it’s not on our hills here!”
Get the best of both worlds this year.
Oh, and there are some added bonuses at Winterplace:
- best rates in the region, hands-down.
- longest hours of open slopes (skiing under the stars, anyone?)
- named the #1 place for beginners
- largest tubing park in the Southeast
- largest fleet of state-of-the-art rental gear in the region
A little secret: you can save even more by booking online. Like, a lot of a bit more. On the best rates in the region. So you can score a wildly affordable vacation and still have more time to play than you would elsewhere. Kind of a win-win.
How many slides can you get in with those extra hours? Uh, a lot. Especially since the lifts will zoom you right back up the hill for the next round.
“You get to get out and enjoy nature and the winter. Everyone’s here to have fun.”
It’s not all a numbers game: at the end of the day, it’s really just about having a plain ol’ good time together.
“You get to get out and enjoy nature and the winter,” Tom said. “It’s a social experience, about having fun with your friends and family. Plus, it’s just a great atmosphere to be in. Everyone’s here to have fun.”
And you can bring along all your favorite folks, even if some are pros looking for a challenge, and others have never strapped on a ski in their life. Unlike other ski destinations, Winterplace is designed to accommodate every skill level individually.
“There’s natural separation for different terrains,” Tom said. “If you’re a beginner, you’re not going to get lost wandering the mountain and end up somewhere you don’t want to go.”
Even the trail names help guide you right to what you’re looking for. Beginner slopes have titles like “Easy Street.”
And hey, if you need a little help, the guides are some of the most experienced pros in the business. And the most passionate about what they’re doing. That’s what really tips Winterplace over the line for beginners— everyone there really, really loves sharing the sport. (Especially with the kiddos in the SkiWee classes.)
For the intermediate and expert skiers, there are plenty of challenges on the mountain, too. And the guides can help if you want to take it to the next level.
After a full (really full) day of fun, head to the lodge to curl up by the fireplace with your crew. Swap stories, sip hot chocolate and enjoy the mountain panorama.
The lounge bar stays open a while, so you can head over for a drink if you’re not too tuckered out. And if you are, cozy lodging will refresh you for the next day’s adventures.
Don’t let the season slip by.