Winterplace Ski Resort Opens Tomorrow!December 14, 2018
It’s official – Winterplace Ski Resort is opening tomorrow, Saturday, December 15! Just in time for the holidays, now is the great time to hit the slopes or check out the snowtubing park.
With over 90+ skiable acres, 10 lifts and a mix of beginner, intermediate and advanced slopes, Winterplace is the perfect resort for everyone from the novice skier to advanced snowboarder.
Don’t know how to ski? Then Winterplace is the place for you – the resort was voted the #1 place to learn to ski! The Learn To Ski program includes lessons for both skiing and snowboarding. Terrain-based lessons expose you to fun obstacles so you feel comfortable on your skis or board. Plus, if you don’t feel prepared to hit the slopes after your first lesson, the next one is free!
If skiing or snowboarding isn’t your thing, then give snowtubing a try! Feel like a kid again as you fly down the hill in an inflatable tube. The best part? You don’t have to drag the tube back up the hill yourself. The Winterplace tubing park has two carpet lifts that wisk you back up the hill for another run.
While tubing is fun for everyone, children must be over 44 inches tall to tackle the main hill. However, there is a tubing Kiddie Park available for those under 44 inches tall. Be sure to check the snow report for updates on the tubing park conditions.
A day of skiing or tubing is sure to work up an appetite – don’t worry, Winterplace has got you covered. The Mountain House is located mid-mountain and is a great spot to relax by the stone fireplace, sip some hot chocolate and take in the panoramic views. The Mountain House also has a complete menu to help you fuel up for your day. Also, Mickey’s Mountain Cafe is located near the main parking lot and easily accessible for skiers and tubers. Enjoy delicious brats and a beer – plus tap takeovers by local breweries will let you test out the latest craft brews!
As the most accessible resort in the Southeast, Winterplace is located right off of I-77 between Beckley and Princeton. Be sure to check the trail map to see what trails are open.