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?

  • Charleston1.5 hours
  • Roanoke2 hours
  • Charlotte – 3 hours

What’s new?

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.

What are the best apres ski activities at the resort and in the area?

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.

Where do you recommend visitors buy or rent their gear?

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.

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

41% beginner, 44% intermediate, 15% expert, and a terrain park

Where do you recommend visitors buy their gear?

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.

What are the best off-the-slope activities that you offer?

With 18 lanes, Winterplace has the largest snow tubing park in the Southeast. It is open 7 day a week until 10 p.m.

Where do you suggest your visitors stay in the area? And if they want to buy in the area?

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.

What do you offer beginners who want to learn to ski?

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.

What are the best runs and why?

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.

 

Do you offer any family friendly activities?

All the activities we offer are family friendly and multigenerational. A family that skis together, stays together.

Are there activities available in the off season?

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.