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The Homestead

  I skied at The Homestead a lot when I was a kid. I learned to ski there, and I have many good memories of that place. I've been skiing much bigger mountains since then, but I still think The Homestead is great. Says Frank.

It's a big wide slope with some smaller slopes on the side. I like it, it's pretty. Says Rudy.

This ski hill has an average ratio of advanced and expert slopes and an average proportion of easy trails. The Homestead has a
    comparatively humble selection of trails and sufficient lifts to serve them all. With a 700 foot drop from top to bottom it's not the tallest hill there is, but The Homestead compensates for it in other ways. The skiable terrain being
45 acres, it's small-size enough to get to know all your fellow skiers. The 4 feet of fluffy snow that fall here per year is not exceptionally high, but it's reasonable. No matter if you're skiing or snowboarding, in this general neighborhood, you'll run into a lot of ski mountains. This ski hill has 9 ski trails, and they are great to ski on. The Homestead has the greatest height difference among ski mountains in a 26 mile radius. This is a relaxed ski area  
having an average vertical drop when you compare it to other ski mountains in the region. The yearly snowfall is lighter than average at The Homestead. There are 5 different ski lifts here, and they make for a calming ride up the slope. No lack of magnificent hotel rooms, but you'd better book prior to departure because these hotel rooms fill up swiftly. This ski area is a small site with a welcoming staff. You get scores of skiers traveling up here from Roanoke on snow covered weekends. The ski run map of The Homestead on this net page unsurprisingly says a thousand words. The snowboarding and the skiing in Virginia is so much fun all through the snow season.






      



 

Hotels Near The Homestead ski area, Virginia

The Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs
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3.4 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Covington, Covington
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12.2 miles away
Holiday Inn Express COVINGTON, Covington
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12.2 miles away
* Distances listed are direct linear distances, actual travel distance may be different.

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These outdoors activities are available near The Homestead ski area.
 Ski Areas Near The Homestead ski area:
Snowshoe, West Virginia , 26 miles away
   1500 foot drop, 14 lifts, 57 runs
   23% Expert & Adv.
   36% Intermediate
   41% Beginner
Wintergreen, Virginia , 64 miles away
   1003 foot drop, 5 lifts, 20 runs
   38% Expert & Adv.
   42% Intermediate
   20% Beginner
Canaan Valley, West Virginia , 65 miles away
   850 foot drop, 4 lifts, 34 runs
   30% Expert & Adv.
   40% Intermediate
   30% Beginner
Timberline, West Virginia , 67 miles away
   1000 foot drop, 4 lifts, 37 runs
   32% Expert & Adv.
   34% Intermediate
   34% Beginner
Massanutten, Virginia , 81 miles away
   1110 foot drop, 8 lifts, 14 runs
   30% Expert & Adv.
   35% Intermediate
   35% Beginner
Winterplace, West Virginia , 89 miles away
   603 foot drop, 9 lifts, 27 runs
   15% Expert & Adv.
   44% Intermediate
   41% Beginner
Bryce Resort, Virginia , 89 miles away
   500 foot drop, 5 lifts, 8 runs
   33% Expert & Adv.
   33% Intermediate
   34% Beginner
Wisp, Maryland , 94 miles away
   700 foot drop, 12 lifts, 32 runs
   31% Expert & Adv.
   28% Intermediate
   41% Beginner
 Whitewater Near The Homestead ski area:
Wilson Creek, Alleghany County , 6 miles away, Class II-III - 7.5 miles long (Douthat Park Dam to Jackson River)
Jackson River, Alleghany County , 6 miles away, Class I-II - 42.5 miles long (Gathright Dam to James River)
Cowpasture River, Botetourt County , 11 miles away, Class I-II - 13.5 miles long (Griffith to James River)
 Trails Near The Homestead ski area:
Open Trail, Bath , 2 miles away
George Trail, Bath , 2 miles away
Mountain Top Trail, Bath , 2 miles away
 National Parks Near The Homestead ski area:
Booker T Washington National Monument, Hardy - VA , 44 miles away
 Golf Courses Near The Homestead ski area:
Lower Cascades Golf Club, Hot Springs , 0 miles away
Cliff View Golf Club & Inn, Covington , 9 miles away
Alleghany Country Club, Covington , 10 miles away

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