Winter Guide: Resort Q & A:
Average inches of snowfall? 100 inches
Number of slopes? 27
Skiable acres? 90 acres
Pass prices? Varied
Opening day? Day after Thanksgiving, weather permitting
Number of lifts? 9
Longest run? 1.25 miles
Base/summit elevation? 2,997 ft/3,600 ft
Driving distance to nearest major cities?
- Charleston – 1.5 hours
- Roanoke – 2 hours
- Charlotte – 3 hours
At Winterplace, we’ve installed over 6,000 feet of new water and air lines. From a snowmaking capacity, we can get our system up and running in a half hour. We’ve also expanded our commitment to terrain based learning where we shape the snow to make it easier for people to learn how to ski.
Open until 10 p.m., Winterplace has one of the longest ski sessions in the Southeast. Head over to Mickey’s Mountain Cafe for tap takeovers by local breweries every Saturday. The Snowdrift Lounge features live music on the weekends. Check our weekly specials on the website.
Winterplace has the largest Rossignol rental fleet in the country in a single site location. A Lift, Lesson, and Rental package bundles everything together. Our goal is to get you to the fun faster.
41% beginner, 44% intermediate, 15% expert, and a terrain park
Our all-inclusive packages include lift tickets, rental equipment, and a lesson, and they are priced so they don’t break the wallet and will leave you looking forward to your next visit. Rental equipment included with the complete slope package is top of the line Rossignol Skis, Boots, and Snowboards. Rossignol is one of the largest ski and snowboard manufactures in the world with a reputation for quality equipment.
With 18 lanes, Winterplace has the largest snow tubing park in the Southeast. It is open 7 day a week until 10 p.m.
Winterplace has several lodging partners that can fit any group’s needs and price. You find everything from a standard hotel room to deluxe resort lodging on our website.
Winterplace offers several individual and group lesson packages. With the learn to ski guarantee, you can take a group lesson as many times as you want throughout the day. Our three pack online offers the opportunity to grow from a first time user to a lifetime enthusiast.
It all depends on your experience level. For entry level skiers, Highland, Almost Heaven, and Panorama Glades feature wide open trails with a gentle slope. Experts can head over to Nose Dive and Turkey Chute, one of the best mogul runs in the Southeast.
All the activities we offer are family friendly and multigenerational. A family that skis together, stays together.
Resort facilities are available year round for functions like family reunions and weddings. As we move forward, you might see more activities offered in the off season.