Winter Getaway

Affordable Winter Fun: 8 Reasons to Visit Southeast Ski Resort

Experience the Thrills of Winterplace Ski Resort Without Breaking the Bank

1. Unbeatable Accessibility:

Winterplace Ski Resort is notably the most accessible and affordable ski destination in the Southeast. Located just five minutes off I-77 at Exit 28, it’s easily reachable for a spontaneous winter getaway.

2. Diverse Range of Trails:

Boasting 27 trails, 9 lifts, and 2 terrain parks, Winterplace caters to all skill levels, from beginners to seasoned skiers​​. The resort offers a blend of gentle slopes for newbies and challenging trails for the adventurous.

3. Southeast's Largest Snowtubing Park:

For those seeking fun off the skis, Winterplace features West Virginia’s largest snowtubing park – a perfect alternative for non-skiers or for a family fun day​​.

Insider Tip:  For thrill-seekers, the 5-7 PM snow tubing segment promises an adrenaline rush akin to Clark Griswold’s iconic saucer ride in ‘Christmas Vacation’.

4. Excellent Learning Environment:

Voted #1 by Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine for learning to ski and snowboard, Winterplace has the largest teaching area in the Southeast, making it ideal for beginners​​.

Winterplace Resort sign welcomes skiers to a snowy wonderland (Vacation)
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Insider tip Enjoy the thrill of tubing in the evenings for a magical and less crowded experience
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Winterplace Resort sign welcomes skiers to a snowy wonderland
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Ski lifts at Winterplace Resort, a snowy paradise for winter sports enthusiasts
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5. Budget-Friendly Packages:

The resort offers various affordable packages, including ‘Learn to Ski and Snowboard’ and ‘Stay and Ski Free’ packages, ensuring a cost-effective winter getaway​​.

6. Customer Experiences:

Many visitors have praised the resort’s friendly staff and efficient ski lessons tailored to individual abilities​​. However, some visitors suggest avoiding peak holiday weekends due to crowding and choosing off-peak times for a more relaxed experience​​.

7. Night Skiing Adventures:

Winterplace allows skiing enthusiasts to extend their fun with free night skiing on all-day ticket purchases. The resort’s slopes are open until 9 pm on weekends, offering a unique night skiing experience​​​​.

8. Proximity to Educational Institutions:

Its closeness to Virginia Tech makes it a popular choice among students, offering a great mix of affordability and accessibility. Though the lodge and facilities may show age, the slopes themselves receive high marks for their variety and accessibility​​.

Summit couples selfie at Winterplace Conquering the peak with a triumphant smile! (Road Trip)
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Snowboarder carving up the slopes at Winterplace
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Winter Getaway (Vacation)
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Winter Getaway
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Plan Smartly and Save Big at Winterplace Ski Resort

Make your trip to Winterplace Ski Resort both memorable and budget-friendly with these savvy planning tips:

Advance Ticket Savings:

Book lift tickets at least 24 hours ahead and enjoy substantial discounts. Adult 1-Day Lift Tickets drop to $75, while Jr./Sr. tickets are just $54, offering a 35% saving.

Equipment Rentals:

  • Ski/Snowboard: All Day for $40 per person.
  • Junior: $29.
  • Helmet: $10.
  • Ski Bib: $12.

Operating Hours:

  • Ski/Snowboard:
    • Thursday to Monday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Tuesday & Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Snowtubing:
    • Monday: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Tuesday & Wednesday: Closed
    • Thursday & Friday: 1 p.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Saturday & Sunday: 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

These details ensure you’re fully prepared for a day full of snowy fun at Winterplace!

Winterplace Ski Resort is a hidden gem in the Southeast, offering an affordable, accessible, and enjoyable winter getaway. Whether you’re a first-timer or a seasoned skier, Winterplace promises an unforgettable winter experience without straining your budget. Remember to pack accordingly for the weather and enjoy the diverse experiences this resort has to offer!

Note: Always check current weather conditions and resort updates before planning your trip.

Megan Parker

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Megan Parker, Marketing Director at Coastal Insider, is a seasoned videographer and photographer residing in Market Common with her family, including her son Bodhi. A Coastal Carolina University alumna, Megan combines her experience in domestic and international fashion photography with her marketing skills, creating a structured and dynamic approach that drives her professional success.

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