Average Inches of Snowfall? 30
Number of Slopes? 9
Skiable Acres? 42
Opening Day Date? December 24
Number of lifts? 2
Longest run? 1/2 mile
Base/summit elevation? 2,500 ft/ 3,200 ft
Driving Distance to Nearest Major City/Cities?
- Washington, D.C. – 3.5 hours
- Richmond, Va. – 2.5 hours
- Charlottesville, Va. – 2 hours
- Roanoke, Va. – 1 hour
- Lexington, Ky. – 6 hrs
- Charlotte, N.C. – 4.5 hrs
- Winston Salem, N.C – 3.5 hrs
- Atlanta, Ga. – 8 hrs
- Chattanooga, Tenn. – 5 hrs
What guidelines and protocols have you put in place to keep visitors and employees safe during COVID-19?
At The Omni Homestead Resort, the health and safety of our guests and associates has always been, and always will be, our top priority. COVID-19 has changed every facet of our world and the way we do business. In an effort to Stay A Part of Safety, we have updated our already thorough cleaning guidelines and implemented additional processes and procedures to ensure your health, safety and comfort. The Omni Safe & Clean initiative follows the guidelines set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Executive Orders 63 and 67. Protocols and guidelines from these authorities are expected to evolve, and as such, so will our below processes and procedures. Similarly, these guidelines meet or exceed the “Stay Safe” initiative set forth by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA).
Currently, all guests ages 5 and older must wear a face mask in accordance with Virginia’s mandates and adhere to social distancing guidelines. For our snow sports, we will be implementing additional measures such as lift line barriers, designated entrances and exits, single direction traffic flow and thorough sanitizing of rental equipment between uses. Resort associates will manage the lift line to ensure adequate spacing is observed.
To expedite the check-in process, we strongly encourage advance ticket purchases via our online store or upon arrival at the resort’s front desk. Waivers and rental forms will also be available at the front desk and should be completed prior to arriving at the Mountain Lodge. For guests renting equipment for two or more days, their reserved rentals will be marked with their name and room number and available at Kober’s from 8:30-10:30 am on their second, third or fourth day.
Reservations will be required for tubing and ice skating and limited to 25 persons per session. Ice skating sessions will be 75 minutes with a 15-minute break between sessions for cleaning and rink maintenance.
What are the best après ski activities at the resort and in the area?
After a day on the slopes, enjoy brisket and a Virginia craft beer at Kober’s at the Mountain Lodge. Or, make reservations for dinner in Jefferson’s where the focus is on regional cuisine such as the Highland County Rack of Lamb and Allegheny Trout. On Friday and Saturday nights, relax by the fireplaces in the Great Hall with a high-end bourbon, Scotch, gin or wine from the Lobby Bar.
What activities are available beyond the slopes?
The Omni Homestead offers a host of activities, including carriage rides, trap, skeet, sporting clays, ice skating, archery, and The Homestead S’mores Express. Unwind and rejuvenate at The Spa at The Omni Homestead with a massage, facial, manicure, pedicure or body treatment. The adults-only Serenity Garden, adjacent to the Spa, features the Octagon Pool which is fed by two natural hot springs.
Q: What do you offer beginners who want to learn to ski?
The Omni Homestead offers a comfortable, relaxed and uncrowded area ideal for beginners. Home to the Sepp Kober Ski School, The Omni Homestead maintains an experienced team of ski and snowboard instructors who offer private lessons for all levels.
How many beginner, intermediate, and advanced trails are there?
3 beginner, 5 intermediate, 1 advanced
What are the best runs and why?
Our best run is Upper Main, which offers a spectacular view of the valley. Plus, it is just steep enough to provide a bit of confidence building for our novice skiers and riders.
Do you offer any family friendly activities?
The Homestead offers a variety of family friendly activities including indoor and outdoor pools, ice skating, archery, carriage rides and historic tours. One of the most popular family pastimes is making s’mores on the lawn. Families also enjoy challenging each other in DownTime, our family game area which features mini bowling, air hockey, arcade games and more.
Are there activities available in the off-season?
In the warmer months, The Omni Homestead offers falconry, horseback riding, golf, hiking, carriage rides, zip lining, archery, mountain biking, fly fishing and other activities.
Where is the best place to stay in the area?
The iconic Omni Homestead Resort offers unparalleled charm and genuine hospitality. Located in the Allegheny Mountains of Virginia, the resort features a wide array of outdoor activities along with award-winning golf and a luxurious Spa.