Winter Guide: Resort Q & A:

Average Inches of Snowfall? 30

Number of Slopes? 9

Skiable Acres? 42

Pass Prices?
$199 individual

Opening Day Date? December 21 (tentative)

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.C3.5 hrs
  • Atlanta, Ga.8 hrs
  • Chattanooga, Tenn. – 5 hrs
Q: What’s new?

In celebration of the 60th year of snow sports at The Omni Homestead, the resort will feature live music and DJs at the Mountain Lodge each Saturday.

Q: What are the best après ski activities at the resort and in the area?

Enjoy a Tower Lager or a glass of The Homestead 1766 bourbon in the Lobby Bar, dinner in Jefferson’s Restaurant, relaxing in the indoor pool or next to a fireplace in the Great Hall.

Q: What activities are available beyond the slopes?

The Omni Homestead offers a host of activities, including carriage rides, trap, skeet, sporting clays, ice skating, tubing, archery, and The Homestead S’mores Express. Unwind and rejuvenate at The Spa at The Omni Homestead with a massage, facial, or body treatment. Our younger guests, ages 6-12, can try out our mini snowmobiles at the ski area.

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 all levels of lessons for 4 years old and up. Private and group lessons are available.

Introduce your little ones to skiing with our Little Penguins Program, open to kids ages 5–11. Our staff is focused on providing a safe learning experience while ensuring your children have the time of their lives.

How many beginner, intermediate, and expert trails are there?

3 beginner, 5 intermediate, 1 expert

What are the best runs and why?

Our best run is Upper Main. It is just steep enough to provide a bit of confidence building for our novice skiers and riders, but also provides a great view of the valley.

Do you offer any family friendly activities?

Take the whole family ice skating on the lawn or swimming in our indoor pool. Spend some time making s’mores or enjoying a carriage ride. DownTime, our family game area, 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, paintball, hiking, carriage rides, zip lining, archery and other activities.

Where is the best place to stay in the area? And if they are looking to buy?

The Omni Homestead Resort offers 483 guest rooms, including 88 suites.